Performance

Classical Art Songs

Wednesday / November 12, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Students in the Introduction to Classical Art Song class will sing a program of French chansons, including works of Fauré, Debussy, and Poulenc.

Admission: 
Free

Guitar Artist Ensemble: Bebop Guitars

Thursday / May 7, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Guitar Artist Ensemble: Bebop Guitars consists of five guitars and a rhythm section. The group plays arrangements and compositions written specifically for the band by the faculty member and ensemble leader John Baboian. The styles include mainstream and contemporary jazz, Latin, and blues forms. 

Admission: 
Free

J. Hoard and the Greenhouse People / Mad Satta

Saturday / August 30, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
296 State Street
Boston
MA
United States
02109
J. Hoard

J. Hoard has performed and recorded with award-winning artists and producers such as Victor Wooten, Tracy Pierce, and Kim Burrell. His background role cultivated his leadership skills as the visionary behind J. Hoard and the Greenhouse People, a band he formed to popularize live music that connects to the soul. J. Hoard is a singer, songwriter, arranger, and teacher who is crazy about music and life.

Having shared the stage with groups such as Ozomotli and Afrika Bambaataa, Mad Satta is a sophisticated eight-piece band merging elements of old-school soul with hip-hop, rock, and jazz to create an intriguing sound that spans generations. Joanna Teters confidently fronts the band with grace and depth beyond her years. She is joined by: bass player and principal composer for the group, Ben Carr; keyboardist Kevin Theodore; guitarist Ted Morcaldi; multi-instrumentalist and drummer Zane West; Collin Wade on alto saxophone; Eric Zeiser on trumpet; and Jason Fitch on tenor saxophone.

Watch J. Hoard and the Greenhouse People perform "Live to Love You" here:

Watch Teters of Mad Satta perform “By Your Side” in this video:

Admission: 
Free

Students of Paula Cole

Monday / April 6, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Students of Paula Cole's songwriting class will perform their original songs.

Admission: 
Free

Giorgi Mikadze Trio

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington
DC
20566

Giorgi Mikadze and his group will perform both original and famous pop tune arrangements mixed with different genres, such as Georgian folk, jazz, and fusion.

Mikadze began playing piano at age 5 and performed a piano concerto with a symphony orchestra by age 12. Hailing from Tbilisi, Georgia, Mikadze started composing music at 14 and, after discovering the music of Oscar Peterson, quickly fell in love with jazz.

After graduating from the V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Mikadze earned a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he has become known for his skill as a pianist and a composer adept at many styles. He was recently selected for the competitive Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., where he performed for three nights.

Mikadze has also performed with the Tbilisi and Berklee symphony orchestras. He served as musical director for Berklee’s tribute to Quincy Jones and has composed for plays at the Rustaveli National Theatre in Georgia. He has played jazz with renowned artists such as Roy Hargrove, Patti Austin, and Justin DiCioccio, among others, and he has received awards at international piano competitions in Georgia, Ukraine, and the United States.

Admission: 
Free

The Eclectic Electrics

Thursday / May 7, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Contemporary jazz for five guitars and rhythm section.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz at the Fort with the Jaleel Shaw Quartet

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Jazz at the Fort
58 Beech Glen Street
Roxbury
Massachusetts
United States
02119
This year’s Jazz at the Fort concert features Berklee alumnus Jaleel Shaw. 
 
Alto and soprano saxophonist Jaleel Shaw is presently a member of the Roy Haynes Quartet, Tom Harrell’s “Colors of a Dream” and the Mingus Big Band. He has also performed with Christian McBride, Jason Moran, Stefon Harris, Roy Hargrove, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jimmy Cobb, among others. In March of 2013, Jaleel released an album of original compositions titled The Soundtrack of Things to Come from his label Changu Records. The album features a working quartet and has been well received by the New York Times, New York City Jazz Record, and All About Jazz.
 
Jazz at the Fort is a free annual concert held in Roxbury's Fort Hill Neighborhood presented by Berklee College of Music and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Media Arts Center at Roxbury Community College.

Admission: 
Free

Harp Extravaganza XII: Berklee Harpists in Recital

Tuesday / February 17, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Berklee harpists will celebrate 12 years of presenting their annual harp recital. Classical, jazz, Celtic, world, and other styles will be presented.

Admission: 
Free

Rogerio Boccato, After Bossa Nova Project

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Rogerio Boccato brings his Ritmica clinic back to Berklee, followed by a performance of the After Bossa Nova Project, "re-composing" some of the best music written by the After Bossa Nova generation.

Admission: 
Free

Guitar Artist Ensemble: Bebop Guitars

Thursday / December 18, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Guitar Artist Ensemble: Bebop Guitars is an ensemble composed of Berklee players. It features five guitars and rhythm section performing original arrangements of standard and original compositions in the mainstream jazz style.

Admission: 
Free

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