Jennifer Hoyt's Senior Recital

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
Vocalist Jennifer Hoyt will present her final recital at Berklee.
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Pop/R&B, Country Music, and Jazz Featuring Vocals

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Faculty members John Paul, Mike Ihde, and Nedelka Prescod present their ensembles.
Admission: Free

Steph Sloan

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Greenway Boston
Steph Sloan’s captivating stage presence and vibrant music takes the listener on a sonic voyage hrough candid lyrics, colorful harmonies, and catchy melodies.
Admission: Free

Things/Time Public Art Installation

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
Berklee student Chelsea Southard will speak about her public art installation, Things/Time, which features "sonic images" displayed in an eight-foot by 12-foot portable storage unit at 1140 Boylston Street through August 15, 2014.
Admission: Free

Peter Quirsfeld: Jackie Molasses

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Drummer Peter Quirsfeld and his band, Jackie Molasses, present free improvisation and originals.
Admission: Free

Laney Jones

Saturday / August 2, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Carson Beach
This concert is canceled due to weather. Raised on an exotic animal farm surrounded by an alligator-infested lake, Laney Jones artfully spins tall tales of love and adventure in the swamplands.
Admission: FREE

BIRN Alive! Presents Coaches

Saturday / August 2, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Tune in to BIRN Alive! this week and catch a special live performance and interview with the Boston-based shoegaze band Coaches.
Admission: FREE

Goli / Rabbit Rabbit / The Wrong Shapes

Saturday / August 2, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
Goli is a duo of misfit classical musicians with an appetite for world music. The husband and wife outfit Rabbit Rabbit will also perform, along with The Wrong Shapes.
Admission: FREE

Alex Gasser

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
The Street
Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Alex Gasser grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico and began to play the upright bass after studying classical guitar.  He received a full scholarship to Berklee.
Admission: Free


Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Grant Park
After unveiling her live persona earlier this year, Oyinda's presence does nothing to detract from her captivating demeanor. From the way she scans the crowd with a seductive stare to her effortless singing, Oyinda translates her studio sound into a gripping live performance. 
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Brian D Plautz

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Brian Plautz has developed a reputation as a dynamic saxophonist, composer, and educator with a modern and accessible sound. He grew up outside of Cleveland, where he developed a rich background in music from gospel to classical to jazz. 
Admission: FREE

Lonely Heartstring Band

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
The Lonely Heartstring band is a five-peice bluegrass instrumentation band from Boston that plays original acoustic music and traditional bluegrass with mastery.
Admission: Free

Jazz at the Fort with the Jaleel Shaw Quartet

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Jazz at the Fort
An annual concert featuring free jazz in Roxbury's Fort Hill neighborhood. This year’s concert features Berklee alumnus Jaleel Shaw. 
Admission: Free

The BIRN Interviews Josh Groban

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Catch Grammy-nominated singer Josh Groban as he speaks with the BIRN.
Admission: FREE

Davis Whitfield

Monday / August 4, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Davis Whitfield performs solo piano. As the son of two musicians, Whitfield's early years were filled with music. Davis performed at the 2013 Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival in Nancy, France, with Inna Dudukina.    
Admission: Free

Elisabeth Beckwitt's Senior Recital

Monday / August 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
Vocalist Elisabeth Beckwitt and her band of fellow Berklee students will be performing pop and folk covers of artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, and Liz Longley.
Admission: Free

How to Improve the Rhythm Section

Monday / August 4, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
This clinic, presented by faculty bassists Tino D'Agostino, faculty drummer Sergio Bellotti, and Special Guest, Mimi Rabson, will help all musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists) improve their interplay with the rhythm section. This clinic is sponsored by 247 Drums, DR Strings, Epifani Amps, Fclef Basses, Vic Firth, Zildjian, and Yamaha.  
Admission: Free

Hector Hellion: The Guitar Show

Monday / August 4, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Guitarist Hector Hellion performs a one-man show that explores the sonic, technical, and expressive capabilities of the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, stick and electric bass. Styles of music include Latin, electronic rock, classical, and funk.
Admission: Free

Song Yi Jeon Quintet

Monday / August 4, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Hailing from South Korea, composer and singer Song Yi Jeon combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener. 
Admission: Free

BIRN Alive! Presents Brian Plautz

Monday / August 4, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Tune in to BIRN1 for a special live performance and interview from a dynamic alto saxophonist, composer, and educator: Berklee's own Brian Plautz.
Admission: FREE