Concert

SFJAZZ Collective

Sunday / April 24, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The SFJAZZ Collective, an all-star ensemble composed of eight of the finest performers and composers in jazz today, will perform the music of Michael Jackson as well as their own original compositions. The collective's mission each year is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern master.

Admission: 
$40 / $50 / $60

Wired for Jazz: An Exploration of Jazz and Electronics Featuring Terence Blanchard and Neil Leonard

Thursday / April 21, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

What happens when you pair a group of jazz composers with modern electronic musicians? Adventurous artists have always been inspired by new technologies, and in the spring of 2016, Terence Blanchard and Neil Leonard will work with a group of students from Berklee’s Electronic Production and Design and Jazz Composition departments to explore new possibilities for bringing together these rich musical languages. Blanchard has stretched the boundaries of jazz into modern film music while Leonard has pioneered the use of electronics and multimedia in jazz improvisation. Together with a group of select Berklee students, they will present an evening of music that will inform and inspire.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Vocal Jazz Festival

Tuesday / April 19, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Vintage Vocals Ensemble, directed by David Scott, an associate professor in the Voice Department, performs music from the golden age of vocal groups. Songs made popular by such groups as the Andrews Sisters and the Modernaires will be represented as well as contemporary re-creations of the big-band vocal style.

The Berklee Vocal Jazz Ensembles, directed by Ned Rosenblatt, an associate professor in the Voice Department, perform music from traditional swing and Latin genres to contemporary funk and pop, encompassing selections from such groups as the Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, and Take 6 as well as original arrangements.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Singers Showcase

Thursday / April 14, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Singers Showcase, Berklee's premier vocal event, offers a variety of styles and musical settings for some of the college's exceptional singers. The outstanding lead singers are chosen from more than 100 students who audition for a spot in this immensely popular concert.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Words and Music Festival

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Caroline Alden

As part of its second annual Words and Music Festival, the Berklee Composition Department is sponsoring an evening of Student Songwriting Competition winners in five categories: art song, theater song, jazz song, contemporary song, and a words and music challenge. The evening will kick off with a gala performance of William Walton’s Façade, performed by Berklee faculty members, and conclude with performances by our Student Songwriting Competition winners.  

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Professional Writing and Music Technology Division Awards Concert

Tuesday / April 5, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Professional Writing and Music Technology Division Awards Concert is a musical celebration of student compositions. The concert features award-winning student compositions from the division’s eight departments: Film Scoring, Jazz Composition, Harmony, Contemporary Writing and Production, Electronic Production and Design, Composition, Songwriting, and Music Production and Engineering. This eclectic annual event includes film scores as well as pieces for orchestra, jazz band, electronics, and rock band. The compositions are in a variety of styles including jazz, singer-songwriter, contemporary, classical, and Latin.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Berklee Global Jazz Summit

Friday / April 1, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Grammy Award-winning pianist Danilo Pérez leads Berklee Global jazz Institute (BGJI) students and faculty in the annual Global Jazz Summit. Past performers have included BGJI faculty members Joe Lovano, Teri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci, and George Garzone, and special guests Wayne Shorter, Adam Cruz, and Brian Blade. Students have performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, the Blue Note Jazz Club, the Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Kennedy Center.

The BGJI is designed to help instrumentalists and vocalists with unique talent and wide-ranging musical interests achieve their artistic goals through an experiential and interdisciplinary approach. Developing artists who seek to evolve to the highest levels—as both musicians and human beings—find a true home in the BGJI environment, which provides both the support and range of challenges necessary for sustained creative growth.

This event is part of the 2016 winter and spring Signature Series at Berklee

Admission: 
$12 / $18

Singers Night

Tuesday / March 29, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Each semester, between 120 and 180 voice students audition for the opportunity to be cast in Singers Night, one of the Voice Department's premiere shows. Join us for this high-energy concert featuring the students who were chosen during this process performing solo and in small groups.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

José González with yMusic

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
José González

One of today's most remarkable songwriters, José González pulls from folk, pop, and an array of world music traditions to build songs that are powerful, haunting, and intimate. González’s crystal-clear voice and vibrant, classically inspired guitar playing are paired with orchestra arrangements by yMusic, a group of New York City instrumentalists whose virtuosic execution has attracted the attention of high-profile collaborators such as Beck, Ben Folds, the National’s Bryce Dessner, and others. This special concert will feature González and yMusic playing unique chamber ensemble arrangements and a special performance by yMusic.

Admission: 
$30 / $37 / $42 / $48

International Folk Music Festival

Thursday / March 24, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This annual performance celebrates Berklee's abundant international student population, proving that music is truly a cultural bridge. Students from around the globe and from the United States will perform a wide variety of traditional folk music. There will be vibrant choreography, colorful clothing,  and in some cases rarely seen instruments from students' homelands. The show will feature special guest and Grammy winner Arto Tuncboyaciyan, an Armenian American avant-garde folk artist who had appeared on over 200 records in Europe before coming to the United States. Once here, he went on to work with numerous jazz legends including Chet Baker, Mark Johnson, Al Di Meola, and Joe Zawinul, and he has had a semi-regular stint with Paul Winter and the Earth Band.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

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