Events

Darrell Katz and OddSong

Thursday / October 17, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
OddSong is a unique chamber jazz group with a saxophone quartet, marimba, violin, and voice that features music composed and arranged by Darrell Katz with additional music by Helen Sherrah-Davies.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Write of Spring 2020

Wednesday / February 26, 2020 / 7:20 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

Past Events

New Works for Jazz Orchestra VIII

Tuesday / October 8, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Harmony Faculty Big Band presents a concert of new eclectic jazz works and arrangements by faculty composers.
Admission: Free

Tickling the Ivories

Monday / October 7, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
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!

Thursday / September 26, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
George W. Russell Jr., chair of the Harmony and Jazz Compositon departments at Berklee College of Music, plays piano with some folk that can sang, including Donna McElroy, Darcel Wilson, Dominique Eade, Jodi Jenkins, Jeff Ramsey, and many others.
Admission: Free

Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band and Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday / September 24, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band and Jazz Orchestra performs originals, arrangements of popular songs of the Broadway era (1920s–1960s), and compositions by jazz musicians from the same period.
Admission: Free

Joe Mulholland Sextet

Monday / September 16, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Joe Mulholland Sextet will perform original music for jazz sextet, featuring Berklee faculty and guests. The group will play material from its three CD releases.
Admission: Free

Yi-Hsuan Liu’s Senior Recital

Friday / August 9, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Violist Yi-Hsuan Liu presents her jazz composition portfolio.
Admission: Free

Tianqin Ren

Friday / August 2, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Pianist Tianqin Ren presents his jazz composition portfolio concert, featuring jazz, classical, and pop music.
Admission: Free

Delfina Cheb Terrab’s Jazz Composition Senior Recital

Wednesday / July 31, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Enjoy original tunes and extended compositions, influenced by South American rhythms and jazz, from vocalist Delfina Cheb Terrab.
Admission: Free

An Evening with the Olson Pingrey Quartet

Thursday / July 25, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Olson Pingrey Quartet features Randy Pingrey, assistant professor in the Harmony Department, and Kathy Olson. 
Admission: Free

Takumi Kakimoto’s Senior Recital

Thursday / May 9, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Pianist and composer Takumi Kakimoto presents his senior recital as a jazz composition major at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra: Spring 2019 Performance

Tuesday / May 7, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, directed by Greg Hopkins, features some of the college's finest jazz instrumentalists playing primarily original music written expressly for the group.
Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

Words and Music Workshop

Friday / April 5, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
921 Boylston Street, Room 511, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Join us for an interactive performance and discussion that will inspire new ideas for combining words and music.
Admission: Free

Tristano Centennial Celebration: Performance by Lee Konitz, Dave Frank, and Jimmy Halperin

Wednesday / March 27, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In the culminating event of the Tristano Centennial Celebration, special guests Lee Konitz, Dave Frank, and Jimmy Halperin will perform.
Admission: Free

Tristano Centennial Celebration: Conversations with Lee Konitz, Dave Frank, and Jimmy Halperin

Wednesday / March 27, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Legendary saxophonist Lee Konitz will discuss Lennie Tristano’s music and teaching with Tristano students Dave Frank and Jimmy Halperin.
Admission: Free

Tristano Centennial Celebration: Tristano’s Teaching

Tuesday / March 26, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In the culminating event of the Tristano Centennial Celebration, special guests Lee Konitz, Dave Frank, and Jimmy Halperin will discuss the intricacies of Lennie Tristano’s teachings.
Admission: Free

Tristano Centennial Celebration: How Lennie Learned to Play “Out”

Tuesday / March 26, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Lewis Porter, a jazz pianist, composer, and historian, will discuss how Tristano’s “way out” music of the late 1940s appears to be without precedent, but in fact was influenced by the surprisingly “out” work of Art Tatum and Earl Hines.
Admission: Free

Tristano Centennial Celebration: The Life and Music of Lennie Tristano

Monday / March 25, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In celebration of the birthday centennial of Lennie Tristano, Berklee faculty Eunmi Shim and Neil Olmstead will present a program on Tristano’s life and music.
Admission: Free

John Hollenbeck Meets Berklee

Thursday / February 28, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
World-renowned jazz composer and drummer John Hollenbeck will share his brilliant and original large jazz ensemble music with the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra and the larger Berklee community.
Admission: Free

Daniel Chen: This Could Be the Start of Something Big

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Taiwanese guitarist and composer Daniel Chen presents his jazz composition senior recital. The tunes are a mixture of originals and arrangements.
Admission: Free

The GOAT Band: Jon Weidley’s Jazz Composition Recital

Monday / December 17, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Jon Weidley’s senior jazz composition recital will feature a blend of jazz with rock, pop, progressive, and metal. /*-->*/
Admission: Free