Events

Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins

Friday / June 14, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins and surprise guests surf the wave of progressive instrumental music—pioneered by artists such as Squarepusher, Thundercat, and Flying Lotus—where jazz, electronica, beat culture, and heavy bass collide.
Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

Wooten, Israel, Saindon, and Bailey, with Special Guests

Saturday / June 15, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Join Victor Wooten, a visiting scholar in performance studies; Steve Bailey, bass chair; Yoron Israel, assistant percussion chair; and Ed Saindon, percussion professor, for a funky, groovy ride through their diverse repertoire.
Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

Berklee Vocal Summit Faculty Showcase

Sunday / June 16, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Esteemed faculty from the Berklee College of Music Voice Department, showing why they are teachers of such an elite group of voice students, deliver a fun and diverse presentation of genres and performance styles.
Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

Berklee Vocal Summit Artist in Residence: Russell Taylor

Monday / June 17, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Growing up amid the rich musical legacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Russell Taylor absorbed the sounds and styles of the artists that came before him, as well as contemporaries such as Gamble, Huff, and Jill Scott. 
Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

Berklee Vocal Summit Artist in Residence: Jo Lawry

Tuesday / June 18, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Jo Lawry has become known beyond jazz circles for her work with Sting—with whom she has been recording and touring since 2009—and, more recently, with Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel.
Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

Berklee Voice Principal Showcase

Wednesday / June 19, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Hear a select group of Berklee students perform originals, contemporary musical theater, R&B, and pop with a full band. 
Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

Berklee Global String Festival Showcase

Thursday / June 27, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The showcase concert of the annual Berklee Global String Festival features Mimi Rabson’s Funkestra, Simon Shaheen’s Qantara Berklee, old-time legend Bruce Molsky, bluegrass wizard Darol Anger, and rising American roots star Brittany Karlson.
Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

Aspire: Five-Week Spotlight Concert

Monday / August 5, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Students from Berklee's Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive will deliver performances that showcase elements of what they have learned during their time at Berklee.
Admission: Free

Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / August 6, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert features Greater Boston’s most talented youth from local public high schools, as well as students from the Berklee City Music Network®.
Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

Aspire: Five-Week Blowout Concert

Wednesday / August 7, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert will feature Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive student ensembles performing in a wide range of musical styles, including jazz, rock, funk/fusion, pop-rock, salsa, and bluegrass.
Admission: Free

Aspire: Five-Week Showcase Concert

Thursday / August 8, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert includes three Five-Week All-Star bands, as well as the Five-Week Tower of Power Ensemble, the Five-Week Rock Workshop, the Five-Week Jazz Workshop, the Five-Week Women’s Performance Program, and the Five-Week Motown Ensemble. 
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions Opening Ceremony and Concert, Featuring David Fiuczynski and Utar Artun

Sunday / August 11, 2019 / 3:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
With Middle Eastern MicroJamz, David Fiuczynski and Utar Artun are bringing ancient musical traditions to life with a neo-cosmopolitan approach.
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Jane Miller Clinic—Incorporating Jazz Concerts

Monday / August 12, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Jane Miller, a professor in the Guitar Department at Berklee College of Music, presents a clinic for guitarists of any style who want to learn and incorporate jazz concepts into their playing. The clinic is recommended for songwriters, rock players, fingerstyle players, and, of course, aspiring jazz players.
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Colin Sapp and David Davidson of Revocation

Monday / August 12, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Colin Sapp B.M. ’08, an assistant professor of guitar at Berklee College of Music, and David Davidson B.M. ’08 of progressive metal band Revocation explore the intersection of jazz and metal guitar, and how the styles can inform each other. Q&A with the artists will follow.
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Blues with Michael Williams, with Special Guests Dave Limina and Diane Blue

Monday / August 12, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Michael Williams has recorded and performed with the Grammy-winning James Cotton Blues Band, as well as with artists such as David “Fathead” Newman, Mighty Sam McClain, David Maxwell, Bruce Katz, Toni Lynn Washington, and many others.
Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

Guitar Sessions: Leni Stern Trio

Tuesday / August 13, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Leni Stern is an unstoppable force. Longtime fans know her from a successful jazz career in which she seemingly performed on the stage of every major festival and legendary club with heavyweight artists such as ​Dennis Chambers, Paul Motian, and ​Bill Frisell​. ​
Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

Guitar Sessions: David Newsam Clinic

Wednesday / August 14, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
David Newsam B.M. ’81, an associate professor of guitar at Berklee College of Music, will explore the intersection of classical, jazz, and Brazilian music.
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Perlak/Tronzo Duo

Wednesday / August 14, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Perlak/Tronzo Duo bridges the worlds of classical and modern improvised music. The repertoire of Kim Perlak and David Tronzo, chair and professor (respectively) in the Guitar Department at Berklee College of Music, consists of co-composed works that draw on new ideas and elements of their traditions.
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Freddie Bryant and Kaleidoscope Trio, with Special Guest Bill Pierce

Wednesday / August 14, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Freddie Bryant and Kaleidoscope Trio features Bryant on electric, nylon, and 12-string guitars; Gregory Ryan on bass; and Berklee College of Music percussion professor Mark Walker on drums. The trio will be joined by saxophone legend Bill Pierce.
Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

Guitar Sessions: Lyle Brewer Clinic

Thursday / August 15, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Lyle Brewer, an assistant professor of guitar at Berklee College of Music, plays original instrumental music on solo guitar. In this clinic, Brewer will discuss fingerpicking techniques, independence of bass and melody, and how to arrange songs for solo guitar.
Admission: Free

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