Performance

Clifton Williams

Tuesday / July 8, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

Clifton Williams is an accomplished pianist from Washington, D.C. In the spring of 2010, Williams was invited by the U.S Ambassador to Austria to perform a series of concerts in Vienna and Paris. A valedictorian graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts High School, he now attends Berklee College of Music on a presidential scholarship. While at Berklee, he has performed in numerous concerts and recitals.

Recently, Williams toured with the Harlem Gospel Choir both nationally and internationally. He is a dual major in music education and contemporary writing and production. He aspires to be a well-rounded musician and an inspiration to all who encounter him.

Admission: 
Free

Clifton Williams

Monday / July 7, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

Clifton Williams is an accomplished pianist from Washington, D.C. In the spring of 2010, Williams was invited by the U.S Ambassador to Austria to perform a series of concerts in Vienna and Paris. A valedictorian graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts High School, he now attends Berklee College of Music on a presidential scholarship. While at Berklee, he has performed in numerous concerts and recitals.

Recently, Williams toured with the Harlem Gospel Choir both nationally and internationally. He is a dual major in music education and contemporary writing and production. He aspires to be a well-rounded musician and an inspiration to all who encounter him.

Admission: 
Free

Summer Bass Bash: Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, J.D. Blair, and Derico Watson

Saturday / June 14, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Steve Bailey (left) and Victor Wooten (right) at Berklee

Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey are joined by acclaimed drummers J.D. Blair and Derico Watson for an evening of funk and jazz. They will feature some of the music from their award-winning duo, Bass Extremes, as well as selections from their respective solo CDs. The evening will feature some very special guests.

Jernej Bervar: The Sound Experiment

Friday / April 24, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Jernej Bervar and his band present a recital of original compositions and standards, exploring the sound of an unconventional ensemble and orchestration.

Admission: 
Free

5-Week Jam Session

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A jam session for Berklee City Music students attending the 5-Week Summer Program.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Voice Faculty Presents: Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th and 18th Centuries

Wednesday / July 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Berklee Voice Faculty will sing selections of Italian songs and arias of the 17th and 18th centuries. These songs are often performed by students as their traditional requirement for their proficiencies. This is a demonstration of how to do it. 

Admission: 
Free

Harvey Mason

Monday / June 16, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Harvey Mason

Percussionist Harvey Mason is a co-leader of the band Fourplay and has produced and recorded on numerous hit jazz, funk, fusion and pop recordings, including the original Herbie Hancock Headhunters recording. Mason co-composed the hit song “Chameleon” from that seminal album.

Mason is one of the most in-demand session drummers of all time and he has been hired by the likes of James Brown, Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra, John Legend, and the London Symphony Orchestra. He has served as the first call drummer for the Academy Awards 25 times and has played drums and composed for numerous major motion pictures. Mason has also written and composed songs that have been recorded by Mary J. Blige, Notorious B.I.G., and T.I., among others.

Watch Mason discuss his career here:

Faculty Blow-Out Percussion Concert with Dave Samuels

Friday / June 20, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Dave Samuels

With Berklee faculty member and Grammy-winner Dave Samuels at the helm, this concert will feature many Berklee Percussion Festival faculty members performing in a wide range of styles. Students from the program will have the unique opportunity to witness another side of their teachers, as they perform in a formal jam session setting.

Afro-Cuban Night

Wednesday / June 18, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Drummer, percussionist, and producer Calixto Oviedo Mulens performs with percussionists Gustavo Beaujardin and Tomas Cruz. They will be joined by an all-star band that promises to ignite the night with intensity, virtuosity, and incredible musicality while sharing their wealth of collective experiences in Afro-Cuban, Afro-Caribbean, salsa, and Latin jazz styles.
 

World Percussion Concert with Marcus Santos

Thursday / June 19, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Marcus Santos

Berklee alumni and master Brazilian percussionist Marcus Santos will present a concert centered on the contemporary application of folkloric Brazilian rhythms and musical traditions. A stellar percussion ensemble will join him.

Watch Santos perform with Grooversity in this video:

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