David Friend Recital Hall
The David Friend Recital Hall, located in the Genko Uchida building at 921 Boylston Street, is a semicircular performance space with a horseshoe-shaped balcony, designed by architect Shizuo Harada. The 160-person capacity venue uses a stage that can be moved to the center of the room, creating a performance-in-the-round environment.
Please join the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and the Office of Academic Affairs in celebrating the commencement of students in the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Global Jazz) program. The ceremony includes a reception and student concert.
Taehyun Kim, a 17-year-old drummer, presents his quartet for one grand finale of his Berklee College of Music experiences showcasing influences from 1950s jazz and modern artists such as Ari Hoenig, Marcus Gilmore, and Brian Blade.
Guitarist, composer, and musical director Santiago Barragan Noguera presents a set of original material influenced by world and Latin music.
The Manuel Kaufmann Jazz Orchestra performs post-bop-ish original compositions and fresh takes on the Great American Songbook. The arrangements sway from introspective and intimate sounds to more vigorous and powerful ones.
Bassist and composer Jinwoo Lee performs his arrangements and originals at his senior recital.
Join graduating multi-instrumentalist and producer dolltr!ck, a.k.a. Claire Marie Lim, for an evening of eclectic electronic music. She will perform originals, remixes, and covers from genres such as R&B, house, and Korean pop.
Guitar faculty member Scott Tarulli performs with his group, featuring Zeke Martin on drums, Joe Sumrell on bass, Emily Gelineau on violin, and special guests.
Henrique De Almeida, an international drum set artist/clinician and associate professor in the Percussion Department at Berklee, joins forces with virtuosos (and fellow Berklee faculty members) Joe Santerre (bass) and Sal DiFusco (guitar) for a set of exciting jazz rock.
Xenai is a trilogy series centered around the ideas of inception, challenges, and assertion of a new identity. It is a cross-discipline collaboration engaging electronic music with vocals, painting performance, and video projection.
Vocalist Chaerin Park presents a set of pop and R&B featuring a Destiny's Child medley, along with songs by Whitney Houston and other artists.
PÄKS is Jamichael Frazier and Soraya Yusuf. we are a Neo-soul/folk duo based in Boston. We play feel good and sad music.
EVENT will play progressive rock in the style of bands such as Dream Theater, Muse, and Nine Inch Nails, featuring 90 percent original material.
Steven Kirby’s Illuminations Project delivers richly textured, multilayered, ebullient, and lyrical jazz. It features group interaction and high-level improvisation integrated into a mix of carefully crafted original compositions and creative arrangements of standard tunes.
Chris Horvath ’87 and Piano Department faculty member Dave Limina lead a group of distinguished alumni session musicians (including Percussion Department faculty member Larry Finn) in a performance/demonstration on creating parts on the spot.
Under the direction of faculty bassist John Pierce, a swinging rhythm section of Berklee College of Music faculty members will accompany three brilliant vocalists: Cassandre McKinley and Taylor O'Donnell, both voice faculty members, and Five-Week faculty member April Hall.
Led by saxophone/flute player Lance Van Lenten, Evo-Q is a faculty ensemble that includes Steve Hunt on piano, David Clark on bass, and Casey Scheuerell on drums. The quartet features original contemporary jazz compositions.
Bain Smith, a faculty pianist in the Five-Week Summer Performance Program, presents Sextet East Plays the Music of Bain Smith, featuring a faculty band.
The Olson Pingrey Quartet (often abbreviated as the OPQ) is a Boston, Massachusetts–area jazz ensemble that plays compositions by its two leaders, Kathy Olson and Randy Pingrey.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee graduate students Brianna Tagliaferro (cello) and Kevin Madison (piano) perform a semi-improvised multimedia song cycle.
Piano faculty member Jason Yeager and composer/saxophonist Randal Despommier explore a genre-spanning, historical set of arrangements and improvisations ranging from medieval folk to Bach, Scriabin, Messiaen, and Stravinsky, resulting in a stunning array of sonic colors and expressions.