Events

Write of Spring

Wednesday / February 28, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Jazz Composition Department presents the Write of Spring concert, now in its 26th year, featuring compositions by faculty members Jeff Claassen, Darrell Katz, Jackson Schultz, and others.
Admission: Free

Chord Scale Madness 2018

Monday / April 9, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Each year, the Jazz Composition Department produces a curated concert of the top works from its core class, Chord Scale Voicings for Arranging. Under the direction of professor Jackson Schultz, the Chord Scale Madness Ensemble brings these works to life in a very entertaining concert.
Admission: Free

Jazz Composition Student Showcase Concert

Wednesday / April 18, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department presents a curated concert of works by some of its most promising student composers, performed by the Jazz Composition Ensemble, and covering a variety of approaches.
Admission: Free

Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday / May 8, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, directed by Greg Hopkins, is one of the most prestigious performing groups at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Past Events

Alan Hsiao and the Sham Big Band

Friday / December 15, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Alan Hsiao and the Sham Big Band come together for a concert to celebrate his completion of the jazz composition major at Berklee.
Admission: Free

Luis Garcia Jazz Composition Portfolio

Thursday / December 14, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In his jazz composition portfolio, Luis Garcia presents original music and arrangements featuring music with Afro-Cuban, jazz, hip-hop, and rap influences.
Admission: Free

Toni Vaquer and the Voodoo Children

Monday / December 11, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
The main objective of the Voodoo Children Collective, an orchestra created by Toni Vaquer, is to explore the sound and concept of big band music.
Admission: Free

Acceptance: Original Jazz with Henry Godfrey

Thursday / December 7, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Drummer and composer Henry Godfrey gathers his favorite Berklee musicians to perform his original compositions. Drawing on his eclectic musical upbringing, Godfrey's compositions are as far-reaching as they are forward-thinking.
Admission: Free

Martian Music: Ramiro Marziani's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Wednesday / December 6, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his jazz composition portfolio, Ramiro Marziani presents music—combining jazz with South American folk, rock, and Martian sounds—in a trio and large ensemble setting.
Admission: Free

Harold Felipe Baron-Mendoza: The Beginning of a Search

Tuesday / December 5, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Harold Felipe Baron-Mendoza presents the result of a special journey that allowed him to share and learn from friends and professors from different cultures. A variety of styles will be played.
Admission: Free

Coop Big Band

Monday / December 4, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This recital of graduating seniors in the Jazz Composition Department features their original pieces and arrangements for large jazz ensemble.
Admission: Free

Mike Stapleton's Senior Recital

Friday / December 1, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Mike Stapleton presents his senior jazz composition portfolio recital.
Admission: Free

Soshi Kubota's Senior Recital: The Rotten Sushi Rebellion Final

Thursday / November 30, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Japanese composer Soshi Kubota presents his original jazz tune with his orchestra.
Admission: Free

Takuma Matsui

Thursday / November 30, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In his jazz composition portfolio, Takuma Matsui presents and directs original big band music. 
Admission: Free

Joe Everett's Senior Recital

Wednesday / November 29, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his senior recital, Joe Everett presents a variety of pieces he has written and arranged, showcasing diverse styles and musical interests.
Admission: Free

Ben Cornelius's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Tuesday / November 28, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his jazz composition portfolio, bass principal Ben Cornelius presents original compositions and arrangements. 
Admission: Free

Andreas Epaminonda's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Tuesday / November 21, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In his jazz composition portfolio performance, Andreas Epaminonda presents a set of original compositions and arrangements, varying from swing to funk/fusion grooves and melodies.
Admission: Free

Daniel Roholt's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Monday / November 20, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Daniel Roholt presents his original compositions performed by Berklee's finest musicians.
Admission: Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute: Green Ensemble

Monday / November 20, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
The Green Ensemble, directed by Lefteris Kordis, from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute performs its original compositions and arrangements from this semester.
Admission: Free

Jazz Composition: Student Showcase

Wednesday / November 15, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department produces a curated concert of outstanding works by our student composers, performed by the Jazz Composition Ensemble.
Admission: Free

Zahili Gonzalez Zamora: The Journey

Wednesday / August 2, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Pianist Zahili Gonzalez Zamora takes the first steps into the path of a composer and arranger. 
Admission: Free

Thales Correa's Senior Recital

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Thales Correa presents his jazz composition portfolio. 
Admission: Free

Gavin Smith's Senior Recital: Walla's Way

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Gavin Smith presents some of his original jazz compositions, joined by a number of talented musicians that he's gotten to know during his time at Berklee.
Admission: Free

Trevor Mitoma's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Friday / May 5, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Pianist and composer Trevor Mitoma presents a concert of original jazz arranged for two, three, five, and seven horns.  
Admission: Free

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