Concerts

Each year, Berklee presents more than 1,500 concerts and events at venues on campus and in the Boston area, showcasing student, faculty, alumni and outside professional acts. 

 

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Concert Series and Jam Sessions

Tuesday / February 9, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.

Zero Gravity Room

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) will feature an original repertoire as well as arranged standards in this concert. This particular performance will feature the Amber, Silver, and Purple Ensembles.

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall.

Collaborations: A Concert by the Harmony, Vocal, and Songwriting Departments

Tuesday / February 9, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The faculty of the Harmony Department will present an eclectic concert of new works and arrangements in an evening of music written and arranged by faculty members of the Harmony, Vocal, and Songwriting Departments.

Admission: Free

Lunar New Year Concert

Tuesday / February 9, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Musicians from multiple Asian countries including China, Korea, Japan, and Indonesia will perform many different styles of music.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

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Heavy Rotation Records Album Release Concert

Wednesday / February 10, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

The Sinclair

Heavy Rotation Records (HRR) presents Dorm Sessions 11, the new release by Berklee’s student-run label. The compilation—a mix of folk, pop, R&B, electronic, and trap music by Berklee students and alumni—features Honeysuckle, the Trap Music Orchestra, Wessanders, Noé, Symone, Glow Team, and M+E.

Admission: $10 general admission / $5 with valid college ID

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Session Americana

Session Americana

Wednesday / February 10, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. The anything-could-happen feel of their shows comes from a craft that is not accidentally or easily achieved.

Admission: $15 in advance / $18 day of show

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Invictus!

Thursday / February 11, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Invictus! is a highly anticipated project in which pianist Kevin Harris seeks to interpret a message of strength and inspiration through the combination of interactive spoken word and the musical integration of Black gospel, Afro-Latin, and swing music.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

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Lee Dewyze

Lee DeWyze / Wakey Wakey / Leslie DiNicola

Thursday / February 11, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Lee DeWyze, the 2010 winner of American Idol, performs. Wakey Wakey and Leslie DiNicola will also perform.

Admission: $17 general admission / $50 VIP

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Julian Shore

Julian Shore / Billy Buss

Friday / February 12, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Julian Shore, a pianist and composer, performs. Billy Buss will also perform.

Admission: $10 in advance / $12 day of show

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Seu Jorge

Friday / February 12, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Seu Jorge became an international star after his performance as Knockout Ned in the Oscar-nominated City of God and later costarred in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou as Pelé Dos Santos, a member of an oceanography crew with a penchant for singing David Bowie covers in Portuguese.

Admission: $50 / $60 / $70

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ZILLA

ZILLA / Cherry Mellow / Jive McFly

Saturday / February 13, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Prepare for a night of rock, funk, and soul as ZILLA performs with Cherry Mellow and Jive McFly.

Admission: Free

Jazz at the Arsenal: The Patrice Williamson Group

Monday / February 15, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

Arsenal Center for the Arts

The eighth season of Jazz at the Arsenal, featuring Berklee faculty artists, continues with the Patrice Williamson Group. 

Admission: $20 / $18 for Arsenal members/ $15 for students

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Harmony Too

Tuesday / February 16, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

This concert is a faculty performance of the best student final projects from the Tonal Harmony and Composition II course.

Admission: Free

Black Lives Matter: A Celebration of Black Movements, Music, and Culture

Tuesday / February 16, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Berklee and the Office of the President present a musical celebration of the political movements that led up to the Black Lives Matter movement, and the history and struggles of black people across the diaspora.

Admission: Free

Brooke Waggoner

Brooke Waggoner / Eternals

Tuesday / February 16, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Brooke Waggoner's refined sound in her latest album, Sweven, draws the notes between her past and present and doesn’t hesitate to mine an unusual source: herself. Eternals will also perform.

Admission: $10 in advance / $12 day of show

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The Humble

The Humble / Dead Beggars / Low Key

Wednesday / February 17, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Three-piece indie-rock group the Humble will perform. Dead Beggars and Low Key will perform as opening acts.

Admission: $10 general admission

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The Red Room

Berklee Original Band Showcase

Thursday / February 18, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

The Berklee Original Band Showcase features five Berklee bands playing 30-minute sets of all-original music of various genres. This show will feature the music of Zxari, Dear June, Lady Pills, Harrison Brady, and Eli Gauden.

Admission: Free

The Music of Hal Crook: Set Me Free

Thursday / February 18, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Hal Crook, a professor in the Ensemble Department, will perform his compositions with drummer Antonio Sanchez '97, saxophonist Chris Cheek '91, pianist Leo Genovese '04, Lionel Loueke '01, vocalist and bassist Esperenza Spalding '05, and other alumni and special guests.

Admission: $12 / $18 / $24

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Danny Wood

Danny Wood

Saturday / February 20, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

A founding and current member of New Kids on the Block, Danny Wood has spent the past seven years on the road after the band got back together following a 15-year hiatus. 

Admission: $25 general admission

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Fisk Jubilee Singers

The Fisk Jubilee Singers at Symphony Hall: A Tribute

Sunday / February 21, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

Symphony Hall, Boston

This special evening of uniquely impactful music at Boston's historic Symphony Hall will feature the singers' traditional repertoire, directed Paul Kwami. It will also include guest appearances by Berklee students—the Berklee Jubilee Celebration Orchestra, conducted by Julius Williams, will perform—and faculty, led by 1977 Fisk alumna Donna McElroy, who is a former Jubilee Singer.

Admission: $25–$65

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Clarinets and Friends

Monday / February 22, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Don't miss this performance by the Berklee Clarinet Choir with eight players performing a wide range of music from classic to modern swing pieces. 

Admission: Free

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