Events

EELS

Thursday / May 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
Formed in California in 1995 by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, EELS, an alternative rock band, comes to Boston on a North American tour in celebration of its new album, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett. Chelsea Wolfe kicks off the night.

The Whispers / Bernard Fullen Jr.

Saturday / May 31, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
One of the world's longest-running soul vocals groups, the Whispers, is celebrating 50 years in the industry. The group is known for its smooth, soulful ballads and remains one of the premier R&B groups to ever grace the stage. 

Second Wind Tour: This Changes Everything

Wednesday / June 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
For millions of adults, aging is a dirty word. The Second Wind Tour invites you to join a new conversation exploring evidence-based approaches to growth, change, aging, health, and wellness.
Admission: Free

James Blake

Tuesday / June 10, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
Celebrated singer, songwriter, and producer James Blake has grown immensely on his journey into a veritable critical darling and online phenomenon, but his mystique is only blossoming further.

Alumni Reunion Concert

Friday / June 13, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
An all-star lineup of alumni artists perform.
Admission: Event is open only to Berkee alumni and community ticketholders.

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
Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey are joined by acclaimed drummers J.D. Blair and Derico Watson for an evening of funk and jazz.

Opening Meeting & Concert: Berklee Percussion Festival

Monday / June 16, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
This meeting and concert will open with the Percussion Department chairs, John Ramsay and Yoron Israel, welcoming the participants and offering a brief overview of the festival. Master percussionist Eugie Castrillo and his ensemble will close the afternoon presentation with a Latin jazz set.
Admission: Free

Harvey Mason

Monday / June 16, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
Renowned percussionist Harvey Mason, who co-composed the hit song "Chameleon" from Herbie Hancock's seminal Headhunters album, is one of the most in-demand drummers of all time.

Victor Lewis

Tuesday / June 17, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
For several decades, Victor Lewis has been one of the most in-demand drummers of the post-bop era.

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.  

World Percussion Concert with Marcus Santos

Thursday / June 19, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
Berklee alumni and master Brazilian percussionist Marcus Santos and a stellar ensemble will present a concert centered on the contemporary application of folkloric Brazilian rhythms and musical traditions.

R&B and Funk with Zeke Martin

Friday / June 20, 2014 / 11:00 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
Drummer and band leader Zeke Martin will perform with his band, the Oracle, playing what he calls the "funkier'' side of jazz.
Admission: Free

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
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.

Art Garfunkel Clinic

Saturday / June 21, 2014 / 4:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Berklee American Roots Weekend is pleased to welcome visiting artist Art Garfunkel to this year’s program.
Admission: Free

An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel

Saturday / June 21, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
Be a part of an intimate evening of songs, anecdotes, prose and an audience Q&A session during an acoustic performance by Art Garfunkel.  

Vocal Summit: Faculty Showcase

Monday / June 23, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
Members of Berklee's Vocal Summit Faculty perform contemporary music of all types.  

Vocal Summit: Peter Eldridge

Tuesday / June 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
Peter Eldridge is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and a founding member of the vocal group New York Voices, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Vocal Summit: Overboard

Wednesday / June 25, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
Having elevated itself far beyond its humble street performing roots, the Boston vocal band Overboard can be heard serving up its high-powered, soul-infused vocal rock from Maine to California and beyond.

Mark O'Connor/Berklee Summer String Program Faculty Concert

Thursday / June 26, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
The Mark O'Connor/Berklee Summer String Program invites an illustrious list of the world's finest string players to Boston for a week of teaching and playing. They'll appear on stage together for the final faculty concert this evening. 

Guitar Sessions Opening Ceremony Featuring Jon Finn

Sunday / July 6, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
Faculty guitarist Jon Finn will be presenting a rock concert for the opening of Guitar Sessions. The Atkins/Reed Ensemble, directed by Rick Peckham, will be opening.
Admission: Free

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