Events

Chris Kross: Criollo Vibes

Monday / December 9, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Aruban guitarist Chris Kross presents an evening of dynamic compositions with criollo vibrations.
Admission: Free

Brayden Bradford’s Senior Recital

Wednesday / December 11, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist and vocalist Brayden Bradford performs a set of newly imagined jazz and pop standards.
Admission: Free

João Perrusi: Obrigado

Thursday / December 12, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In his senior recital, Brazilian guitarist João Perrusi will lead a performance showcasing what he learned during his time at Berklee College of Music. Expect an eclectic show, ranging from soul and jazz to world music from the Middle East and, of course, Brazil.
Admission: Free

The Weydt Is Over

Thursday / December 12, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Joseph Weydt performs a set of original songs and covers in a range of styles.
Admission: Free

Joe Dougherty’s Senior Recital

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Guitarist Joe Dougherty finishes his career at Berklee College of Music with a performance that elicits help from a close circle of fellow students, friends, and faculty. Join him as he plays arrangements of timeless acts in the rock, blues, and improvisational styles.
Admission: Free

AM Dandy Group

Tuesday / December 17, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Alessandro Meynardi and the AM Dandy Group will perform tunes from his solo album Secret Garden.
Admission: Free

Maximo Abraham’s Senior Recital

Tuesday / December 17, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Maximo Abraham is an Argentinian-born guitar player. His senior recital consists of originals and cover songs that feature his Argentinian musical roots.
Admission: Free

Guitar Artist Ensemble: Be-Bop Guitars

Tuesday / December 17, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Be-Bop Guitars student guitar ensemble features five of the finest guitarists at Berklee College of Music and a rhythm section performing arrangements and compositions written specifically for the group in jazz, Latin, and blues styles.
Admission: Free

Allan Nilsson’s Senior Recital: Part 1

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Guitar principal and composer Allan Nilsson and his band present a mix of original compositions and covers of jazz standards, showcasing full ensemble arrangements with solo guitar highlights.
Admission: Free

Fingerstyle Guitar Holiday Concert

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Led by Bobby Stanton, this show features holiday classics performed by the Chet Atkins Guitar Ensemble, including solo and ensemble performances.
Admission: Free

The Eclectic Electrics

Thursday / December 19, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Eclectic Electrics Artist Ensemble has been an active performing group at Berklee College of Music for more than 20 years. It features some of the college's finest guitarists and rhythm section players.
Admission: Free

Weisheng Wu: Onward

Thursday / December 19, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarst Weisheng Wu presents several cover versions of his favorite tunes.
Admission: Free

Nicholas Combs’s Senior Recital

Friday / December 20, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
For his senior recital, guitarist Nicholas Combs performs a diverse set of jazz, fusion, and R&B.
Admission: Free

Hiroki Miura’s Senior Recital

Friday / December 20, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Jazz guitarist Hiroki Miura presents standards and original songs inspired by contemporary jazz and Brazilian music.
Admission: Free

Jono Smithers’s Senior Recital

Friday / December 20, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
For his senior recital, guitarist Jono Smithers presents a diverse mix of music, ranging from various standards to hip-hop and R&B.
Admission: Free

Sen Jia

Friday / December 20, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In a recital that is the culmination of his Berklee College of Music studies, guitarist Sen Jia and friends present a selection of jazz tunes by musicians he admires.
Admission: Free

Solo/Duo Faculty Guitar Night XII

Wednesday / January 22, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert, the 12th in the series, features Guitar Department faculty in solo and duo contexts. Department chair emeritus Larry Baione, chair Kim Perlak, and assistant chair Sheryl Bailey will share the stage with colleagues who perform in classical, jazz, fingerstyle, folk, slide, rock, and blues styles.
Admission: Free

Lorenzo Taddei Group

Tuesday / January 28, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Italian guitarist and composer Lorenzo Taddei presents his compositions for the first time at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Staccioli & Gresino Collective

Monday / February 3, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Staccioli & Gresino Collective, composed of guitarist Francesco Staccioli and pianist Riccardo Gresino, combines funk grooves and jazz colors in its original compositions.
Admission: Free

Chris Ng

Monday / February 10, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Chris Ng presents various covers and arrangements of rock and pop songs.
Admission: Free

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Past Events

Matias Arizmendi’s Senior Recital

Tuesday / November 26, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
For his senior recital, guitarist Matias Arizmendi plays originals, standards, and tunes by Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson.
Admission: Free

Alex Formento’s Senior Recital

Monday / November 25, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bluegrass guitarist Alex Formento performs a set of originals and traditional fiddle tunes, with special guests.
Admission: Free

The Fast, the Out, and the II V I: Tonal, Polytonal, and Atonal Techniques for All Guitarists

Wednesday / November 20, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Using modern jazz, fusion, progressive metal, and rock, this clinic will focus on striking a balance between in and out playing over grooves and II Vs through the application of many tonal, polytonal, and atonal techniques.
Admission: Free

A Trip from New York to Greece and Back

Tuesday / November 19, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Tommy Kavounidis, a guitarist and bouzouki player from New York, presents his final concert at Berklee College of Music, featuring original compositions, covers, and music from Greece.
Admission: Free

Easter and the Egg: Dylan Easter’s Senior Recital

Monday / November 18, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
In his final musical statement at Berklee College of Music, guitarist Dylan Easter presents a blend of funk, jazz, R&B, and his own indie-pop originals.
Admission: Free

Yifu Sun and Qingyao Cui Electronic Duo

Wednesday / November 13, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Electronic producers Yifu Sun and Qingyao Cui present a live electronic set of original music inspired by Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Amon Tobin, Hecq, and Vangelis, among others.
Admission: Free

The Music of Richard Weng

Tuesday / November 12, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Singer-songwriter Richard Weng and his band perform a set of original songs and covers in a combination of pop and rock styles.
Admission: Free

Hugo Alves

Friday / November 8, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Brazilian guitarist Hugo Alves, joined by special guests, performs unique arrangements for solo guitar. Alves combines influences from Brazilian, jazz, and film music to create an original sound.
Admission: Free

Garrett Waite

Thursday / November 7, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Jazz guitarist/bassist/vocalist Garrett Waite presents an evening of original and eclectic music. Garrett, whose influences range from classic rock and pop to jazz and the avant-garde, uses music to promote positive social, environmental, and spiritual messages.
Admission: Free

Juan Torres: VCR KID

Monday / November 4, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Juan Torres presents VCR KID, a synthwave group that evokes the 1980s by combining the heavy sounds of guitars and synthesizers.
Admission: Free

Smoked Berry

Thursday / October 24, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Smoked Berry is a newly formed Berklee College of Music student band that performs music in a variety of genres, including pop, ballad, R&B, and rock.
Admission: Free

Letian Liang: Guoding Tribute Show

Friday / October 18, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Letian Liang presents a tribute recital of Chinese singer-songwriter Guoding, featuring tunes from his 2016 album The Silent Star Stone.
Admission: Free

Ting’s Senior Recital

Thursday / October 17, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Joined by friends, Thai guitarist and composer Ting presents a combination of fusion, progressive metal, and rearranged film music.
Admission: Free

Luis Enrique McDougal: An Evening of Music with Friends

Thursday / October 17, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Jazz guitarist and composer Luis Enrique McDougal brings together his group of wildly creative musicians to present originals and his twist on standards.
Admission: Free

4M11—Biet

Thursday / October 17, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Thai guitarist and shred master Ting and bandmates present a special performance, combining fusion and progressive metal.
Admission: Free

Luca De Toni Group

Tuesday / October 15, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Italian jazz guitarist Luca De Toni performs a set of original songs and covers, including songs from the jazz tradition.
Admission: Free

Asuka Akagawa: Intuition

Tuesday / October 15, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Profoundly influenced by ECM jazz, guitarist Asuka Akagawa presents an intuitive approach to improvisation.
Admission: Free

Solo/Duo Faculty Guitar Night XI

Thursday / October 10, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert, the 11th in the series, features Guitar Department faculty in solo and duo settings. Department chair emeritus Larry Baione, chair Kim Perlak, and assistant chair Sheryl Bailey will share the stage with colleagues who perform in classical, jazz, fingerstyle, folk, slide, rock, and blues styles.
Admission: Free

Martín Guas

Thursday / October 10, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Argentinian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Martín Guas presents original music that combines influences from genres throughout the world.
Admission: Free

Francesca Castro: Day by Day

Thursday / October 10, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist and vocalist Francesca Castro presents original songs from her debut EP Day by Day, featuring a fusion of jazz and R&B.
Admission: Free

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