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. 

 

Maxim Lubarsky Collective

Monday / February 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The music of Brazil and beyond will come to life alongside original material by Maxim Lubarsky, Berklee assistant professor of piano.

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

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Collaborations Vol. 2

Tuesday / February 7, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Come enjoy an eclectic evening of original music written and performed by faculty members of the Harmony, Song Writing, and Vocal departments.

Admission: Free

Mariana Secca

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Mariana Secca, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist from Portugal, will go back to her roots with a concert of original tunes, singing in her native language and in English.

Admission: Free

The Berklee Recital Hall

Tribute to Elis Regina

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

This concert is a tribute to Brazilian singer Elis Regina, featuring vocalist Mirella Costa and a large ensemble.

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall

Art Note Project

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jessie Cox created Art Note Project to incorporate music, poetry, costumes, electronic sounds, and small acting parts into his music.   

Admission: Free

Black Lives Matter: Sankofa

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates as "go back and get it," reflecting the common adage, "If we don't know our history, we are doomed to repeat it."

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

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Banda Magda

The Checkout–Live at Berklee: Banda Magda

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Famed New York-area radio station WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM/WBGO.org, NPR Music, and Berklee present the sixth year of the Checkout – Live at Berklee. Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando.

Admission: $10 general admission (standing room only)

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Composers and Friends

Thursday / February 9, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In what has become an annual acoustic event, Jerry Gates presents composers and performers from Berklee College of Music in a chamber group setting. 

Admission: Free

ShapeShifter Lab Orchestra

Thursday / February 9, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jazz, funk, world music, loops, polyrhythms, and high energy collide in this collaboration between bass player Matthew Garrison, ShapeShifter Lab founder, and Winnie Dahlgren, Berklee professor of harmony.

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

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Jeff LeBlanc

Jeff LeBlanc and Hayley Reardon

Friday / February 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Jeff LeBlanc has netted three top-20 albums on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart. Boston Globe Magazine recognized Hayley Reardon's artistry, naming her a Bostonian of the Year.

Admission: $12 in advance / $15 general admission

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Dhafer Youssef

Friday / February 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts, find out why Tunisia’s Dhafer Youssef is widely considered the most inventive oud player today. 

Admission: $26 / $30 / $35 / $40

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Dianne Reeves

Sunday / February 12, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts, witness the work of a captivating world-class performer, Dianne Reeves ‘03H. 

Admission: $28 / $36 / $46 / $56

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Darrell Katz and OddSong

Monday / February 13, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

OddSong is a unique chamber jazz ensemble and compositional vehicle put together by Darrell Katz, director of the Jazz Composers Alliance (JCA). 

Admission: Free

Tash Sultana

Tash Sultana / Josh Cashman

Tuesday / February 14, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Tash Sultana made a name for herself busking on the streets of Melbourne, Australia, and by having homemade videos go viral with millions of views online. Josh Cashman will open the show.

Admission: $15 general admission (standing room only)

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Jazz Vocal Series: Faculty Night

Tuesday / February 14, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Faculty from Berklee’s Voice Department will perform a jazz repertoire from the Great American Songbook and other composers. 

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

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The David Friend Recital Hall

Dominant Funktion Live

Wednesday / February 15, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The fusion and R&B group Dominant Funktion, led by tenor saxophonist Kevon Scott, will perform a combination of original music from their upcoming album, along with a range of covers and arrangements. 

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall

New Focus

Wednesday / February 15, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Drummer Charles-Henry Volk and his band, New Focus, present a variety of original hard rock and progressive rock songs.

Admission: Free

Garnet

Wednesday / February 15, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Progressive rock band Garnet performs music composed by band leader Darion Roberts.

Admission: Free

Fly Me to Venus

Thursday / February 16, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Vocalist Venus will perform originals, covers, and arrangements in various styles, in Mandarin and English.

Admission: Free

A Tribute to Phil Wilson, Featuring the Regiment Horns

Thursday / February 16, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Sean Jones, chair of Berklee’s Brass Department, will host the Regiment Horns, one of the most in-demand horn sections, in an evening of unforgettable music celebrating Phil Wilson, longtime faculty member, former conductor of the Berklee Rainbow Band, and supportive mentor to many Berklee brass students. 

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

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