Events

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

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

Speedy’s Speedy Story of Memes

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

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

Alec Graham’s Senior Recital

Thursday / August 15, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his final recital at Berklee College of Music, Alec Graham presents original compositions and arrangements featuring his quintet.
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

Words/Sound/Light: An Experimental Performance

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

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

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

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

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

Past Events

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

Masaaki Saito’s Senior Recital

Tuesday / May 7, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
In his senior recital, Japanese bassist and composer Masaaki Saito will present original compositions and arrangements in the style of contemporary jazz.
Admission: Free

C.C. Ellis Senior Recital

Tuesday / May 7, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In his final performance at Berklee College of Music, C.C. Ellis will present a set of classic soul and rock ’n’ roll with some of the finest players around.
Admission: Free

Gaia Leone: Make Believe BASSroom

Monday / May 6, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Bassist and producer Gaia Leone presents an afternoon of original music, blending and bending pop, rock, electronic, and punk elements with visual stories.
Admission: Free

Jason Mountario’s Senior Recital

Friday / April 26, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist Jason Mountario presents his senior recital.
Admission: Free

ChaSe: Good Vibes Only

Tuesday / April 23, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
ChaSe, a.k.a. Sintija Grigorjeva, and her band perform originals and tasty arrangements. The concert features colorful music inspired by neo-soul, gospel, jazz, fusion, and R&B.
Admission: Free

Bruno Silva’s Senior Recital

Thursday / April 18, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bass principal Bruno Silva and his band perform a set of tasteful jazz standards.
Admission: Free

Charlie Lincoln’s Senior Recital

Wednesday / April 17, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist Charlie Lincoln leads a quartet playing original modern jazz and interpretations of works by Paul Motian and other jazz icons.
Admission: Free

Chuck Rainey, Interviewed by Patitucci, Wooten, and Bailey

Friday / April 12, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Chuck Rainey, one of the most influential electric bassists ever, discusses his career with John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, and Steve Bailey. (A spontaneous jam is always likely.)
Admission: Free

How to Get the Gig ... and Keep the Gig

Thursday / April 11, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Industry veterans share the skill sets needed to get hired—and keep the gig. Join Victor Wooten, Chuck Rainey, John Patitucci, Omar Hakim, and Steve Bailey as they discuss the critical skills needed for a successful career.
Admission: Free

Yuki Kodama and Special Jazz Cats

Wednesday / April 10, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist Yuki Kodama presents his senior recital, featuring jazz standards, original compositions, and original arrangements.
Admission: Free

Dario Deidda

Wednesday / April 10, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Italian bassist Dario Deidda, a Conservatory of Salerno graduate and bassist with the Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio, presents a look into his technical concepts, improvisation, and his “musical ear” approach, which enhances memorization and organic improvisation.
Admission: Free

WesFest 19, Featuring Patitucci, Wooten, Bailey, and Hakim

Monday / April 8, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Berklee College of Music performance scholars Victor Wooten and John Patitucci, along with bass chair Steve Bailey and percussion chair Omar Hakim, unite to celebrate the life and legacy of Duran Duran bassist Wes Wehmiller ’92 and raise funds to support the scholarship in his name.
Admission: Free

Shuji Watanabe’s Senior Recital

Friday / April 5, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Japanese bass player Shuji Watanabe will present original compositions and arrangements with friends.
Admission: Free

Jake Strate’s Senior Recital

Thursday / April 4, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bass principal Jake Strate and friends play groovy funk tunes, including originals from some of his bands.
Admission: Free

Noah Harrington: Goodbye

Wednesday / March 27, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bass principal Noah Harrington presents his final recital at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

The Art and Science of the Jam, with Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey

Friday / March 15, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Explore the repertoire of techniques that transform the one-chord jam into a spontaneous group composition, replete with all the necessary ingredients, including melody, form, dynamics, harmonic rhythm, and soul.
Admission: Free

Neal Lapolla: Bent Frames

Thursday / March 7, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Multi-instrumentalist Neal Lapolla will perform original compositions and arrangements of covers with his band, Bent Frames. This recital will feature music that draws influence from R&B, soul, jazz, and alternative music.
Admission: Free

Nikos Chatzitsakos Trio: Chordless

Thursday / February 28, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Nikos Chatzitsakos Trio explores the soundscape of the chordless saxophone trio. The group will perform jazz standards of the Great American Songbook and compositions by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Sam Jones, Oscar Pettiford, and Wynton Marsalis.
Admission: Free

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