Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
David Fiuczynski's FLAM! Pan-Asian MicroJam for J Dilla and Olivier Messiaen is the result of a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship. This composition incorporates microtonal birdsong-based melodies, J Dilla-inspired hip-hop beats, and traditional Chinese, Indian, and Turkish melodic and rhythmic elements.
Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Pianists and composers Vijay Iyer and Billy Childs will critique the works of some of Berklee's finest jazz composers.
Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.
Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today."
What Does the Future Hold? with Don Was, Terri Lyne Carrington, Maria Schneider, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Patrice Rushen, and Geri Allen
Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
A student-led discussion of the future of jazz is presented by the Jazz Collective, a Berklee student organization. This panel will field questions from Berklee students on what they see coming around the corner for future jazz artists.
Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Pianist and composer Geri Allen will receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee this May. Here, this celebrated artist will take us on a journey inside her musical ideas.
Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Maria Schneider will present her works from her own artistic perspective. The workshop will focus on her creative processes, ensemble techniques, and impetus behind chosen works that she will present.
Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.
Pianist and composer Patrice Rushen is a regular on the Berklee scene. This concert will offer a look at her compositions, and will afford us the opportunity to see Patrice's work from a variety of angles.
The Future of Large Ensembles, with Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Patrice Rushen, and Maria Schneider
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
This panel will discuss the current realities and future of jazz composition for large ensembles.
How Composers Get Paid (or Don't): The Broad Issues of Compensation in the New Music Business, with Maria Schneider, Bonnie Hayes, Patrice Rushen, and Don Gorder
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Composer Maria Schneider's recent testimony before Congress is part of a much larger discussion about issues of compensation and protection of intellectual property for composers and songwriters. We will examine some of these issues in this forum, which is held in conjunction with our Music Business and Songwriting departments.
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Grammy-winning composers Maria Schneider and Geri Allen will critique the works of some of Berklee's finest jazz composers
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Wake Owl showcases the music of singer-songwriter Colyn Cameron, whose words and melodies are rich with raw, honest emotion. London-based singer-songwriter Lyla Foy, who is releasing her debut album on Sub Pop, opens the show.
Admission: $10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission
Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Experimental musician Hauschka is known for his “prepared piano” work, a tradition believed to have begun with the French composer Erik Satie in which objects are inserted between strings or on hammers to extend the piano’s aural possibilities, though he has extended his repertoire beyond this niche in recent years.
Admission: $20, general admission
Sunday / April 27, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Action Item has been touring for the last two years in support of its first EP, The Stronger the Love, an album that has sold more than 22,000 copies independently. This show also features Boston-based band I/Ø.
Monday / April 28, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Drummer Max Holmberg performs with a number of different groups. The program will include original compositions by various members of the groups as well as some familiar jazz songs.
Tuesday / April 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Sirius/XM's Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year nominee Jeff LeBlanc returns to Cafe 939 for a special headlining performance. Ken Yates will open the show.
Admission: $12 in advance, $15 day of show, general admission
Wednesday / April 30, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
In his final recital at Berklee, composer and trombonist Benjamin Adams presents an afternoon of original jazz tunes.
Wednesday / April 30, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
The Songwriting department, in conjuction with the Red Room, is proud to present a new monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters.
Thursday / May 1, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Composer Corey Sanchez presents original compositions combining styles including jazz, funk, soul, and fusion.
Thursday / May 1, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Written by a pair of teenaged sisters over the course of their summer vacation and recorded with a band in just a few days, The Weight of the Globe is a musical snapshot of Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz at a pivotal moment in their lives.
Friday / May 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
"Begin Being" will feature the music of tenor saxophonist and composer Drew Krasner in a variety of musical settings.