Events

Samuel Smith’s Senior Recital

Friday / December 6, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Samuel Smith, a Berklee College of Music senior majoring in bass performance and music business/management, performs jazz originals and arrangements, featuring a variety of stylistic influences from his time at the college.
Admission: Free

Tiana Dick’s Senior Recital

Monday / December 9, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Upright bassist Tiana Dick celebrates her final performance at Berklee College of Music by playing a mixture of songs related to her growth as a musician and music therapist.
Admission: Free

Noam Tanzer’s Senior Recital

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his final semester at Berklee College of Music, Noam Tanzer presents various original compositions and arrangements.
Admission: Free

The Cotones

Friday / February 21, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Cotones, an up-and-coming indie rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, plan a high-energy, immersive, and innovative performance in their first Berklee College of Music recital of the new decade.
Admission: Free

Susan Hagen: BASSically What I Do!

Friday / March 6, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Susan Hagen, joined by special guests, performs a recital of solo works and duo pieces.
Admission: Free

Swing and Soul Revue with Garden of Joy

Monday / March 30, 2020 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
For his senior recital, bassist and entertainer Colescott Rubin performs swing and soul hits from yesteryear, featuring a double bill of the swing band Garden of Joy and the doowop a cappella group Josh and the Wittness.
Admission: Free

Bass Choir Group, Hosted by Lincoln Goines

Tuesday / March 31, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Lincoln Goines performs multi-bass ensemble material with students, alumni, and fellow faculty. He will present original compositions, as well as arrangements of works by Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Mozart, Bach, and many others.
Admission: Free

Nick Francese’s Senior Recital

Monday / August 3, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Longtime bassist Nick Francese performs jazz, rock, and classical music with a few friends.
Admission: Free

Past Events

WesFest with Special Guest Lee Sklar

Thursday / November 14, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Studio and touring legend Lee Sklar, joined by Berklee College of Music bass chair Steve Bailey, celebrate the life and legacy of Duran Duran bassist Wes Wehmiller ’92 and help raise funds to support the scholarship in his name.
Admission: Free

Makoto Ishizaka: Mako Jazz Collective

Wednesday / November 13, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Makoto Ishizaka, an acoustic bass principal and composer, and his band present an evening of dynamic compositions and arrangements inspired by jazz and Japanese music.
Admission: Free

Lee Sklar: 25,000 Bass Tracks over Five Decades

Wednesday / November 13, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Join veteran bassist Lee Sklar as he discusses the skills necessary for building careers in the studio-recording and touring industries. Crafting a song, reading, and communication are but a few of the skills that will be discussed.
Admission: Free

Eduardo Diez: Colombian Jazz

Tuesday / November 12, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Colombian bassist Eduardo Diez and his band perform a set of original tunes and arrangements of Colombian music, mixed with jazz and classical influences.
Admission: Free

Aubrey Situmorang

Wednesday / November 6, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Indonesian bassist Aubrey Situmorang presents her musical identity through an array of original compositions and musical influences.
Admission: Free

Janek Gwizdala, Bass Entrepreneur: Making a Career

Wednesday / November 6, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Join celebrated bassist Janek Gwizdala ’00 as we explore his diverse career as a musician, educator, author, and video journalist. Serious bass playing will also be part of the day. Steve Bailey, bass chair at Berklee College of Music, will host and interview Gwizdala.
Admission: Free

George Constantinou Sextet Presents: Paths

Monday / October 28, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
George Constantinou and his group present original modern jazz, combined with rock, classical, and film music influences.
Admission: Free

Ron Carter Bass Clinic

Monday / October 28, 2019 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Join Ron Carter, the most recorded bassist in jazz, as he explores and demonstrates the ingredients of his career success: rhythm, harmony, and “finding the right note.”
Admission: Free

Nikos Chatzitsakos Trio with Guests

Tuesday / October 22, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Nikos Chatzitsakos Trio performs jazz standards from 1930s–1950s Broadway, as well as compositions from jazz musicians of the same era. The band explores soundscapes of the jazz piano trio configuration.
Admission: Free

The YDC Experience

Wednesday / October 16, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist Yves-Gerald Delice presents YDC, a collective that blends hip-hop, funk, and R&B to create a captivating listening experience. Delice and his band will perform original music and unique arrangements of covers.
Admission: Free

George Porter Jr., with Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey

Wednesday / October 16, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Explore the career of George Porter Jr., the New Orleans great who has performed as a member of the Meters and Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Admission: Free

Valeria Falcon

Monday / October 14, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In this recital that showcases her versatility, electric bassist Valeria Falcon presents original compositions and arrangements inspired by funk, jazz, and Brazilian songwriting genres.
Admission: Free

Groove Installation/Word-Sound-Light

Tuesday / October 1, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Lincoln Goines, an associate professor of bass at Berklee College of Music, and student Kseniia Vasileva present an art collaboration of sound design, visual arts, and poetry.
Admission: Free

Yours Truly

Tuesday / September 17, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Fernando Firmino presents a rich mixture of jazz, hip-hop, and classical music. In the tradition of jazz large ensemble (along with Ableton Live programed beats), Firmino features the bass.
Admission: Free

Stefano Battaglia Band

Wednesday / August 14, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Bassist Stefano Battaglia presents original compositions and jazz standards.
Admission: Free

Speedy’s Speedy Syndicate of Speedies

Tuesday / August 13, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Argentine electric and upright bassist Alan “Speedy” Peralta showcases original compositions and arrangements stemming from jazz, gospel, and contemporary pop.
Admission: Free

Michael Morrissette

Tuesday / July 30, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist Michael Morrissette and his quartet present original compositions and arrangements.
Admission: Free

Kevin Long: For ... and More

Wednesday / July 17, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Kevin Long presents an evening of contemporary jazz with influences far removed from the genre. He will perform pieces from his EP For ..., which was written in dedication to his family.
Admission: Free

Stefano Battaglia Band

Tuesday / July 9, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist Stefano Battaglia and his band present an evening of jazz.
Admission: Free

Darryl Jones: Career Milestones

Saturday / July 6, 2019 / 3:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Through conversation and demonstration, Darryl Jones will share the techniques and knowledge that have made him one of the most  successful and musically diverse “guns for hire” in history. The event is hosted by Bass Department chair Steve Bailey.
Admission: Free

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