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EELS

Thursday / May 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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.
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The Whispers / Bernard Fullen Jr.

Saturday / May 31, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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. 
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Second Wind Tour: This Changes Everything

Wednesday / June 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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
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James Blake

Tuesday / June 10, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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.
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Alumni Reunion Concert

Friday / June 13, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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
Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey are joined by acclaimed drummers J.D. Blair and Derico Watson for an evening of funk and jazz.
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Opening Meeting & Concert: Berklee Percussion Festival

Monday / June 16, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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
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.
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Victor Lewis

Tuesday / June 17, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
For several decades, Victor Lewis has been one of the most in-demand drummers of the post-bop era.
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Afro-Cuban Night

Wednesday / June 18, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Drummer, percussionist, and producer Calixto Oviedo Mulens performs with percussionists Gustavo Beaujardin and Tomas Cruz.  
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World Percussion Concert with Marcus Santos

Thursday / June 19, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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.
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R&B and Funk with Zeke Martin

Friday / June 20, 2014 / 11:00 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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
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.
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Art Garfunkel Clinic

Saturday / June 21, 2014 / 4:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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
Be a part of an intimate evening of songs, anecdotes, prose and an audience Q&A session during an acoustic performance by Art Garfunkel.  
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Vocal Summit: Faculty Showcase

Monday / June 23, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Members of Berklee's Vocal Summit Faculty perform contemporary music of all types.  
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Vocal Summit: Peter Eldridge

Tuesday / June 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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.
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Vocal Summit: Overboard

Wednesday / June 25, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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.
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Mark O'Connor/Berklee Summer String Program Faculty Concert

Thursday / June 26, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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. 
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Guitar Sessions Opening Ceremony Featuring Jon Finn

Sunday / July 6, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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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