Events

CANCELED: Bass Department Student Bash

Tuesday / February 20, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
CANCELED: This event has been canceled. Some of the most talented, up-and-coming bass students will be featured in this concert.
Admission: Free

Jinwoo Lee: It Ain't over after It's Over

Friday / February 23, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Korean bassist and composer Jinwoo Lee will perform original and arranged music with the Great Berklee Cats.
Admission: Free

Tyler Wagner Quintet and Friends

Monday / February 26, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Adding to his previous configuration, Tyler Wagner expands his ensemble to interpret music of Midwestern indie and folk artists into a jazz context.
Admission: Free

Kaeli Earle

Thursday / March 1, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist/vocalist Kaeli Earle will showcase her sometimes cutting, sometimes sweet, original jazz/rock/soul music. 
Admission: Free

Daniel Morris: D Mo's Family Reunion

Thursday / March 1, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Since 2003, D Mo's Family Reunion, led by Bass Department professor Daniel Morris, has featured current Berklee students and faculty who have a passion for playing, jamming, and celebrating life through music.
Admission: Free

Alec Graham and the BackBay five

Friday / March 2, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist Alec Graham presents a set of original music with arrangements of jazz standards.
Admission: Free

Shimon Gambourg: 23

Monday / March 5, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Composer and producer Shimon Gambourg presents new compositions. The jazz bassist will be introducing synthesizers into his quartet's acoustic sound.
Admission: Free

Laura Sekarputri: First and Final

Tuesday / March 6, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In her first and final recital, Laura Sekarputri and her band will play a variety of original songs and covers of pop, jazz fusion, and contemporary classical music.
Admission: Free

Nikos Chatzitsakos

Monday / March 12, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Nikos Chatzitsakos and his group will perform arrangements of jazz standards and original music in swing, bebop, and post-bebop.
Admission: Free

Fernando Firmino Trio

Monday / March 12, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his third recital at Berklee as a bandleader, Fernando Firmino will present his latest composition for trio.
Admission: Free

Natalia Hernandez Morales: Nativa

Tuesday / March 13, 2018 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Nativa is a sonic journey that merges the rhythms from the Andean mountains in Colombia with pop and world music.
Admission: Free

John David Short Farewell Concert

Tuesday / March 27, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Composer and songwriter John David Short embarks on his final musical journey in the mellifluous halls of Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Benji's Bucket List

Thursday / March 29, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In his senior recital, bassist Benjamin K. Daniels performs all the songs he's ever wanted to perform on a Berklee stage.
Admission: Free

Chronophobia: A Time Odyssey

Thursday / March 29, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his debut show as band leader, Caribbean bassist Justin Peterkin presents Chronophobia: A Time Odyssey, featuring songs that showcase interesting and unusual time anomalies.
Admission: Free

Victor Pacek's Senior Recital

Monday / April 2, 2018 / 10:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his senior recital, bassist Victor Pacek presents the music of Boston-based BÆRD.
Admission: Free

Youngchae Jeong

Tuesday / April 3, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bass principal Youngchae Jeong presents his senior recital. 
Admission: Free

Han Beyli Group

Tuesday / April 3, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Han Beyli is a bass player, singer, and composer whose music encompasses ethnic, jazz, world, and R&B sounds, connected by intricate rhythms and beautiful improvisations.
Admission: Free

Carlo De Biaggio: Triple Tea

Wednesday / April 11, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Formed at Berklee in 2016, Triple Tea is a cinematic/progressive jazz trio influenced by a variety of styles, from pop and electronic to jazz and film music. The band is working on its debut album, expected to release sometime this year.
Admission: Free

Red Elk: Josiah Contreras's Senior Recital

Friday / April 13, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Playing what he calls Native soul, Josiah Contreras, a.k.a. Red Elk, combines modern groove-based styles, such as rock, soul, and folk, with elements of indigenous music, such as pow wow rhythms and chants, as well as Native flutes and percussion.
Admission: Free

Choby's Goodbye

Tuesday / May 1, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist German Scheufler, a.k.a. Choby, presents original compositions, harmonic bamboozlement, prizes, and surprises.
Admission: Free

Past Events

Panagiotis Andreou: From Cuba to the Balkans

Tuesday / February 6, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Greek-born bass player Panagiotis Andreou presents a clinic on odd meters.
Admission: Free

Sharon Renold: idiots On Stage, Part Two

Tuesday / January 30, 2018 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Drawing her inspiration from soul, R&B, jazz, world, and electronic music, bass principal Sharon Renold presents idiots On Stage, Part Two, in a performance featuring mostly original music.
Admission: Free

Jiwoong Son

Friday / December 15, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Electric bass principal Jiwoong Son presents his senior recital.
Admission: Free

Rafael Minerbo's Senior Recital

Thursday / December 14, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Rafael Minerbo's senior recital will be the culmination of the music that happened during the four years he spent at Berklee.
Admission: Free
Hongli Peng, Berklee bass student

HongLi Peng: LaZha

Wednesday / December 6, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Bassist HongLi Peng presents his senior recital.
Admission: Free

Jonathan Freeman

Tuesday / December 5, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his senior performance, bassist Jonathan Freeman will showcase jazz, classical, and R&B tunes in a small jazz ensemble, bass duets, and solo bass settings.
Admission: Free

Javier Rojas: Senior Recital

Thursday / November 30, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his senior recital, electric bassist Javier Rojas and his quartet present music from Ecuador and a variety of Latin American rhythms. 
Admission: Free

Brian Lottermann's Senior Recital

Wednesday / November 29, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Brian Lottermann presents a combination of classic tunes from the Motown era, as well as original works. 
Admission: Free

Michael Decena: Out of My Shell

Monday / November 27, 2017 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
In his senior recital, bass principal Michael Decena presents original compositions and arrangements of covers. 
Admission: Free

Johnathan Kaner

Tuesday / November 21, 2017 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
In his senior recital, Johnathan Kaner presents a performance dedicated to his father, who passed away in September.
Admission: Free

Shimon Gambourg

Wednesday / November 15, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist/EPD principal Shimon Gambourg presents an all-original program of his most recent compositional effort, rooted deeply in the practices of jazz and improvisational music. 
Admission: Free

Noah Harrington Sextet

Monday / November 6, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Noah Harrington and his group present a concert of original and arranged material in the jazz idiom.
Admission: Free

Tyler Wagner Quintet

Monday / October 23, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist and composer Tyler Wagner presents his modern jazz quintet, inspired by the great post-bebop bands of the late '60s, alongside punk, country, and hip-hop music. 
Admission: Free

Missy Raines: Bluegrass Bass and Beyond

Wednesday / October 18, 2017 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Join bluegrass bass legend Missy Raines as she talks about the bass, her diverse career, and success in the bluegrass world.
Admission: Free

Naty Hernandez: Nativa

Monday / October 16, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Nativa is a sonic journey that merges the rhythms from the Andean mountains in Colombia with pop and world music sounds. 
Admission: Free

Josiah Contreras: A Native without a Tribe

Wednesday / October 11, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Armed with his bass and voice, Josiah Contreras, a.k.a. Red Elk, plays what he calls “Native soul,” combining modern groove-based styles (funk, soul, folk, and rock) with elements of Native American music (rhythms, chants, flutes, and percussion).
Admission: Free

Lee Jinwoo: It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over II

Monday / October 9, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Lee Jinwoo presents original compositions and arrangements. 
Admission: Free

Zachary Winter: A Tribute to Ray Brown

Friday / October 6, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This performance will consist of transcriptions demonstrating the contribution and advancements jazz master Ray Brown implemented in both the mastery of the double bass and jazz music in general.
Admission: Free

Alejandro Rivero: A Rivero Recital

Wednesday / October 4, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Venezuelan bass player Alejandro Rivero performs a powerful set featuring compositions from contemporary artists while paying respect to those who preceded them.
Admission: Free

Christian Galvez: Chord Melody and Contemporary Concepts for Solo Bass

Wednesday / September 27, 2017 / 1:15 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In this master class, bassist Christian Galvez will discuss different topics of harmony applied to the electric bass and different paths for the development of improvised solos.
Admission: Free

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