Berklee Presents collaborates with the nation's finest performance venues, major broadcasters, and videographers to bring our current students and alumni to the music-loving public.
From the Berklee Performance Center to the Newport Folk Festival, our job is to get these brilliant musicians out into the world, performing at festivals, major venues, and even on city street corners. We produce annual series such as the Signature Series, Summer in the City, and Masters on the Road.
The Signature Series at Berklee brings Berklee students, faculty, alumni, and world-renowned, award-winning musicians together on the stage of the Berklee Performance Center. From jazz to funk to Middle Eastern music, the concerts represent a wide range of popular genres for every listener. Past artists have included Juan Luis Guerra, Tigran Hamasyan, George Clinton, Beyoncé's original all-female band, and more.
View the Signature Series concert calendar.
Summer in the City
Join Berklee for this free outdoor music series, held in neighborhoods throughout Greater Boston. Some of our partners are the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Boston Public Library, the Regattabar, and the City of Boston. Past performers have included Esperanza Spalding, Dopapod, Haerts, Ripe, and Betty Who, to name a few.
View the Summer in the City concert calendar.
Masters on the Road
The Masters on the Road series features a prominent alumni artist mentoring a group of top Berklee students who auditioned for the opportunity who tour with the artist as a band. Past “masters" have included Ingrid Jensen, Cyrus Chestnut, Donald Harrison, Melissa Aldana, Chris Cheek, and Donny McCaslin. The program builds on intensive rehearsals with the master and culminates in performances at venues that have included the Kennedy Center, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the Regattabar, the Deer Head Inn, and a broadcast with WBGO from the Red Room at Cafe 939.
Learn more about Masters on the Road.
The Checkout—Live at Berklee
New York–area radio station WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM/WBGO.org and Berklee present The Checkout—Live at Berklee. The series brings critically acclaimed, New York–based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts at the Red Room at Cafe 939. The shows are broadcast in New York over WBGO-FM as a special edition of The Checkout, the multimedia show featuring what’s new on New York’s jazz scene. In addition, all concerts are archived at checkoutjazz.org.
View The Checkout—Live at Berklee concert schedule and archive.