Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dylan Easter

Monday / November 18, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Guitarist and vocalist Dylan Easter presents his original indie pop release Lover Boy, followed by funk, folk, and fusion.
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

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

Joe Dougherty’s Senior Recital

Tuesday / December 3, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Guitarist Joe Dougherty finishes his career at Berklee College of Music with help from a close circle of fellow students, friends, and faculty. Join him as he plays arrangements of timeless acts in the styles of rock, blues, and improvisational music.
Admission: Free

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

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

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

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Past Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rose Hill

Wednesday / October 9, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Danny Circharo presents his band Rose Hill, an electrifying mix of blues, soul, funk, rock, and psychedelic jam band. The concert will feature originals with a tasteful mix of covers.
Admission: Free

Norm Zocher’s Electric Strings Quintet

Thursday / September 19, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist and composer Norm Zocher and his genre-bending Electric Strings Quintet deliver a performance that draws from classical and rock traditions.
Admission: Free

Bob Winter and Larry Baione

Monday / September 16, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In a classic piano and guitar jazz duo, Berklee College of Music faculty Bob Winter and Larry Baione perform in a concert featuring standard jazz repertoire.
Admission: Free

Neal Itzler Quartet

Friday / September 13, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Berklee College of Music faculty guitarist Neal Itzler presents the Neal Itzler Quartet, which will play a set of contemporary jazz and funk.
Admission: Free

Josh Carlson

Friday / August 16, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Josh Carlson presents a collection of his favorite instrumental rock pieces by some of his biggest heroes.
Admission: Free

Voice from the Isolated Land: Roger Lin’s Senior Recital

Friday / August 16, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Roger Lin and his quintet present original compositions and arrangements.
Admission: Free

Martin Levallois’s Senior Recital

Thursday / August 15, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Argentinian guitarist Martin Levallois performs a set of jazz and native Argentinian songs. His set includes funky and moving rhythms, as well as guitar solo pieces.
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Lyle Brewer Clinic

Thursday / August 15, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Lyle Brewer, an assistant professor of guitar at Berklee College of Music, plays original instrumental music on solo guitar. In this clinic, Brewer will discuss fingerpicking techniques, independence of bass and melody, and how to arrange songs for solo guitar.
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Perlak/Tronzo Duo

Wednesday / August 14, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Perlak/Tronzo Duo bridges the worlds of classical and modern improvised music. The repertoire of Kim Perlak and David Tronzo, chair and professor (respectively) in the Guitar Department at Berklee College of Music, consists of co-composed works that draw on new ideas and elements of their traditions.
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: David Newsam Clinic

Wednesday / August 14, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
David Newsam B.M. ’81, an associate professor of guitar at Berklee College of Music, will explore the intersection of classical, jazz, and Brazilian music.
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Colin Sapp and David Davidson of Revocation

Monday / August 12, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Colin Sapp B.M. ’08, an assistant professor of guitar at Berklee College of Music, and David Davidson B.M. ’08 of progressive metal band Revocation explore the intersection of jazz and metal guitar, and how the styles can inform each other. Q&A with the artists will follow.
Admission: Free

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