Events

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

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

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

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

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

Dana Amado’s Senior Recital

Monday / June 24, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Bassist Dana Amado culminates her experience at Berklee College of Music with a concert that features original compositions, previewing her upcoming debut release, while showcasing her talent as bandleader and lead vocalist.
Admission: Free

Kevin Long: For ... and More: Songs for My Family

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

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

Kevin Long and Friends

Friday / November 15, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bassist Kevin Long presents an hour of contemporary jazz fusion that will move the soul. This once-in-a lifetime show features some of Berklee College of Music’s finest musicians (Long also will perform).
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

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

Fernando Firmino Trio

Thursday / February 28, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Brazilian bassist Fernando Firmino presents original music for trio in a combination of jazz and hip-hop music.
Admission: Free

George Constantinou Sextet: Univoyage Experiment

Wednesday / February 27, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The George Constantinou Sextet will perform original music influenced by jazz, rock, and electronic genres, featuring dynamic arrangements and powerful improvisation.
Admission: Free

Stefano Battaglia Band

Wednesday / February 27, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bass principal Stefano Battaglia and his band present original jazz compositions.
Admission: Free

Han Beyli: Moonlight

Tuesday / February 26, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Han Beyli is a bass player, singer, and composer whose music seamlessly glides across ethnic, jazz, world, and R&B sounds, connected by intricate rhythms and beautiful improvisation.
Admission: Free

Você Vai Ver

Friday / February 22, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Flia de Tres features Patricia Ligia, a bassist from Uruguay; Santiago Galeano, a pianist from Argentina; and Felipe Aranha, a drummer from Brazil. The trio, which offers an interesting take on Brazilian music, is heavily influenced by the sounds of el Río de la Plata.
Admission: Free

Anthony Jackson on Music, Education, and Music Education

Tuesday / February 19, 2019 / 11:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Join Anthony Jackson for insight into his legendary bass playing and career, as well as his perspective on how and what to learn. Jackson will be interviewed by Victor Wooten, performance scholar in residence, and bass chair Steve Bailey.
Admission: Free

Zack Lamb: Discovery

Thursday / February 7, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Zack Lamb is a bass player from the Finger Lakes region of New York. This recital will feature a variety of music from styles such as funk, R&B, jazz, Latin, and fusion, and will feature covers, arrangements, and original compositions. 
Admission: Free

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