Concert

Concert Series and Jam: Panama Jazz Festival

Tuesday / January 27, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
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This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) concert will feature an original repertoire as well as arranged standards performed by the BGJI band who played at the 2015 Panama Jazz Festival.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

 

 

 

Admission: 
Free

The Music and Magic of Ariel Shrum

Tuesday / February 3, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In his senior recital, Ariel Shrum will combine the art of magic and sleight of hand with music. Apart from the magic, this recital will also feature Shrum's band, the Interlopers, playing a selection of jazz standards and some of their own original songs.

Admission: 
Free

2015 Berklee International Network Summit Concert

Wednesday / October 14, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The 2015 Berklee International Network (BIN) Summit's closing concert will feature enrolled Berklee students from partner institutions in countries across the world. View a list of partner institutions here.

Admission: 
free

Andrae Crouch Tribute

Tuesday / March 10, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A few weeks ago, the music industry lost one of the greatest names in gospel music. Pastor Andrae Crouch brought secular and gospel music together and was responsible for the success of names like the Winans and the Hawkins Family. He received the prestigious honorary doctorate from Berklee, where professor Jetro da Silva had the privilege and honor to work with him and write several songs together, such as "He Does All Things Well."

This tribute concert is a collaboration by several Berklee faculty who were musically influenced by this iconic artist. 

Admission: 
Free

Calvin Barthel: Funky Time

Thursday / February 5, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In his final recital at Berklee, trombone principal Calvin Barthel presents an afternoon of eclectic music.

Admission: 
Free

Myeonghan Yu: Where He Leads Me

Friday / February 20, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In his final recital at Berklee, tenor saxophone principal Myeonghan Yu presents an afternoon of originals and covers.

Admission: 
Free

The Jazz Chapel

Thursday / March 26, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Saxophonist Daniel Ko and his quintet present the message of the gospel delivered through the language of jazz.

Admission: 
Free

Nando Michelin Group

Thursday / March 26, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Nando Michelin came to Boston to study at Berklee, where he is now an assistant professor in the Piano Department. He also has taught at Tufts University and Longy Music School and lectured in Spain, Uruguay, Brazil, South Africa, and around the United States, to name a few places. His latest CD, Juana de America, features songs to poems by Juana de Ibarbourou, the Four Corners String Quartet, and the voice of Katie Viqueira. He has performed at such renowned venues as the Wang Center, the Kimmel Center for the Arts, and the Smithsonian. As a sideman, he has played with such artists as John Pattitucci, Eddie Gomez, Jerry Bergonzi, Randy Brecker, and bossa nova great Maucha Adnet, among others.

After some time studying flamenco styles, Michelin took on the task of writing a musical connection between Arabian, flamenco, and South American cultures. Using this concept, the Nando Michelin Group will perform music featuring the following players: Layth Sidiq on violin, Naseem Alatrash on cello, Rob Taylor on bass, Tiago Michelin on drums, and Nando on piano. With a huge variety of flamenco styles to draw on, every song is a trip that unifies all the different sounds.
 

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Free

John Cooper Clarke

Thursday / May 14, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
John Cooper Clarke
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John Cooper Clarke's career spans over five decades and makes its mark across poetry, music, TV, film, radio, literature, and fashion. Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original punk poet, and he emerged as one of the leading voices of youth culture. Thanks to his biting, satirical, political, and very funny verse delivered in a unique, rapid-fire performance style, he became a seminal influence on the punk movement.

In May 2015, Clarke is embarking on a coast-to-coast tour that includes New York, San Francisco, Boston, and LA. A retrospective Sony box set will be released to coincide with the tour, marking the first time his career has been anthologized on this level. The box set will feature previously unheard versions of his best-known material, recorded with Martin Hannet’s The Invisible Girls; rarities; and incredible archival footage from the classic to the obscure. Back in the United Kingdom, 2015 sees John headlining some of the country’s biggest venues, collaborating on a string of exciting recording projects, starring on national network TV and radio on a regular basis, and headlining major festivals, including Glastonbury and Latitude.

 

Vanessa Collier / Thaddeus Hogarth

Friday / April 24, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Vanessa Collier
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Vanessa Collier is one of the fastest rising young artists to come out of Berklee. She is a multitalented vocalist, saxophonist, and songwriter. Collier spent a year and a half touring the continental United States and Turkey, honing her blues style alongside Grammy Award–winning artist and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Joe Louis Walker. She has also played alongside Annie Lennox, Kathy Mattea, Willie Nelson, and other notable artists; headlined the Red Clay Jazz Festival in Kauai, Hawaii; played live on top radio shows; and performed live on China’s equivalent of MTV. In addition, she was featured on Zhejiang TV while performing during a two-week tour in China. Most recently, Collier was honored as a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition for her original song "Bad News Bears." She is returning to celebrate her debut album, heart soul & saxophone. She and her band of standout Berklee musicians deliver a high-energy blend of blues, funk, rock, and soul.

Born in the United Kingdom and raised in the West Indies, Thaddeus Hogarth is an associate professor of guitar at Berklee. A two-time winner of the Independent Music Award for R&B/blues, he has been a prominent guitarist/harmonica player/singer-songwriter on the New England music scene since the 1990s. He leads his own group, the Thaddeus Hogarth Band, featuring Winston Maccow (Berklee faculty) on bass, Tony Thunder Smith (Berklee faculty) on drums, and David Sparr on keyboards. 

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