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Past Events

Charles McPherson

Bird LIVES! An Evening with Charles McPherson (Virtual Event)

Thursday / October 15, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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In the third installment of our series, Berklee's Woodwind Department Chair Walter Smith III interviews the noted alto saxophonist Charles McPherson about Charlie Parker's influence on his musical career.
Admission: Free
Lewis Porter

Bird LIVES! An Evening with Lewis Porter (Virtual Event)

Thursday / October 8, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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In the second installment of our Charlie Parker tribute, musicologist Lewis Porter will compare and contrast Parker's solos of the 1940s with those of the '50s. He will also show video of Parker, including some little-known silent film clips.
Admission: Free
Carl Woideck

Bird LIVES! An Evening with Carl Woideck (Virtual Event)

Thursday / October 1, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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In the first program of our Charlie Parker tribute, saxophonist, jazz historian, and author of Charlie Parker: His Music and Life Carl Woideck will give an overview of Bird's life and musical career.
Admission: Free

Tickling the Ivories (Video Rewind)

Wednesday / July 29, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
In this video rewind from October 2019, Helen Sherrah-Davies, an assistant professor in the Harmony Department at Berklee College of Music, swaps her violin for a piano, performing original solo piano compositions and colorful duos in eclectic styles.
Admission: Free

George W. Russell Jr. at the Piano with Some Folk That Can Sang! (Video Rewind)

Wednesday / June 17, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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In this video rewind from September 2019, George W. Russell Jr. plays piano with some folk that can sang, including Donna McElroy, Darcel Wilson, Dominique Eade, Jodi Jenkins, Jeff Ramsey, and many others.
Admission: Free

Write of Spring 2020

Wednesday / February 26, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Jazz Composition Department at Berklee College of Music presents the Write of Spring concert, now in its 27th year, featuring exciting new music encompassing all realms of jazz.
Admission: Free

Harmony Too!

Tuesday / February 25, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This faculty performance showcases the best student final projects from the Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 course.
Admission: Free

Kenny Werner and Billy Childs Master Class

Tuesday / February 25, 2020 / 12:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Presented by the Harmony and Jazz Composition Department and the Effortless Mastery Institute, Billy Childs and Kenny Werner conduct a special master class.
Admission: Free

Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra Performs the Music of Women in Jazz

Thursday / January 30, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, a local big band led by Berklee College of Music faculty member Ayn Inserto, will perform compositions by the bandleader and new arrangements of other compositions by women in jazz.
Admission: Free

Fusion Nouveau 2020

Monday / January 27, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Fusion Nouveau, a band offering a blend of influences from early and contemporary fusion and classic horn band styles, presents the music of Bob Pilkington. Most of the band’s members are Berklee College of Music faculty.
Admission: Free

Angel Irizarry

Thursday / December 5, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
At his senior recital, guitarist, composer, and jazz composition major Angel Irizarry will perform a set of original compositions blending sounds from his native Dominican Republic with a number of other influences.
Admission: Free

Zishi Liu: Jazz Trip

Tuesday / December 3, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Chinese composer Zishi Liu presents his senior jazz composition recital, featuring original compositions and arrangements.
Admission: Free

Paloma Gomez’s Senior Recital

Tuesday / December 3, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Spanish pianist and composer Paloma Gomez performs original pieces in a unique combination of jazz, flamenco, and Spanish folk styles.
Admission: Free

The Firas Zreik Hybrid Big Band: This Time for Real

Monday / December 2, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Firas Zreik, a Palestinian kanun player, composer, and arranger, presents his final senior recital at Berklee College of Music, featuring the Hybrid Big Band, a project that combines woodwinds, strings, vocals, and Middle Eastern instruments.
Admission: Free

Andy Lo Jazz Orchestra

Monday / December 2, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Composer Andy Lo presents original compositions and arrangements with his jazz orchestra.
Admission: Free

Kris Sebastian Ramakrishna: To Berklee and Back

Monday / December 2, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Jazz composition major Kris Sebastian Ramakrishna presents a recital featuring compositions that reflect his unique Swiss-Indian background and the diversity of his upbringing and education.
Admission: Free

Jason Mountario Large Ensemble: Jazz Composition Senior Recital

Friday / November 22, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
In his fourth and final recital at Berklee College of Music, Jason Mountario presents original compositions based on the contemporary jazz idiom, with the support of his large ensemble.
Admission: Free