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Past Events

Evan Palmer: Think of One

Thursday / March 12, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
A jazz piano trio composed of Shinya Lin, Evan Palmer, and Titus Kim share arrangements and interpretations of standards, as well as original music and free improvisation. The trio will feature music from its new album, Think of One.
Admission: Free

Johnny Nicholl: Thanks, Bye!

Thursday / March 12, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Bassist and writer Johnny Nicholl assembles a band of friends and musicians to play original music and his favorite tunes.
Admission: Free

Josh Bean’s Senior Recital

Monday / March 9, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Bassist Josh Bean plays his favorite songs, written by friends, in a dynamic set of music ranging from indie-pop to rap folk.
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

Miles Burger’s Senior Recital

Thursday / March 5, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Miles Burger and friends are going to play some tunes. Come if you'd like—or not (that's cool, too).
Admission: Free

Nadav Lavie

Thursday / February 20, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Israeli double bassist Nadav Lavie performs original pieces and arrangements inspired by jazz traditions and Hebrew songs.
Admission: Free

Nisos Chidos and Friends

Thursday / February 13, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Mexican bassist and composer Saul Ojeda presents Nisos Chidos and Friends.
Admission: Free

Claire Davis

Monday / February 3, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist and singer-songwriter Claire Davis showcases an original set of heartfelt lyrics with a healthy dose of groove. The concert features bandmates Leo Son (guitar), Dakota Maykrantz (drums), Maclin Tucker (trumpet), and Ian Lazan (trombone).
Admission: Free

Valeria Falcon

Tuesday / January 28, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist Valeria Falcon presents a solo project combining original and sensitive songs with a powerful Latin/funk repertoire.
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

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

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

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

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