Events

Jazz Composition Student Showcase Concert

Thursday / November 15, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department hosts a curated concert of student works performed by the Jazz Composition Ensemble.
Admission: Free

Elisa’s Senior Recital

Monday / December 3, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
After spending the past two years drawing a kaleidoscopic series of notes and marks on virtual staff paper for this thing called “a major in jazz composition,” guitarist and composer Elisa Miconi presents a set of original compositions.
Admission: Free

Berklee Co-Op Big Band: Fall 2018

Monday / December 10, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Jazz composition seniors who are graduating this semester present a program of big band music—great charts played by some of the top musicians at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Firas Zreik: From Hijaz Land to Jazz Land

Tuesday / December 11, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Palestinian kanun player and composer Firas Zreik presents his senior jazz composition recital, a collection of compositions developed during his four years at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Yuta Yamaguchi and His Orchestra

Monday / December 17, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In his jazz composition portfolio recital, Yuta Yamaguchi presents big band jazz with talented musicians.
Admission: Free

Bob Pilkington’s Centennial Celebration, Featuring the JCA Brass Ensemble

Wednesday / February 13, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert will feature music written by Bob Pilkington and others in celebration of Pilkington's 100th semester teaching at Berklee College of Music. The JCA Brass Ensemble will perform.
Admission: Free

Write of Spring 2019

Wednesday / February 27, 2019 / 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 26th year, featuring exciting new music encompassing all realms of jazz.
Admission: Free

Pedro Sanjur: Panajazz

Thursday / March 28, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
For his jazz composition portfolio, percussionist Pedro Sanjur will present a combination of jazz and Panamanian folk.
Admission: Free

Chord Scale Madness

Wednesday / April 10, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Each year, the Jazz Composition Department hosts a concert featuring the best works from its Chord Scale Voicings for Arranging (AR-201) course. Hosted by professor Jackson Schultz, this concert is always a treat.
Admission: Free

Past Events

Yu Kuga's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Friday / August 17, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Composer and saxophonist Yu Kuga will perform a jazz composition portfolio that features original compositions. 
Admission: Free

Chao Xu You's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Thursday / August 16, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his jazz composition portfolio, pianist Chao Xu You will perform original compositions.
Admission: Free

Ryan Fedak: Amorphous

Thursday / August 16, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Join Ryan Fedak, a vibraphonist/pianist and percussionist at heart, as he says farewell to Berklee College of Music alongside friends. Get ready for a mix of modern jazz with an emphasis on melody and emotional release.
Admission: Free

Yuval Sorkin's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Friday / August 10, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Yuval Sorkin, a tenor saxophone principal and jazz composer, and his band present an evening of original compositions and arrangements.
Admission: Free

Avi Rafaelov's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Wednesday / August 8, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In his jazz composition portfolio—and his last performance at Berklee College of Music—saxophonist Avi Rafaelov presents a fusion-filled program. 
Admission: Free

Liam Callan's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Friday / May 11, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Featuring a string quartet, a five-horn band, and various symphonic and jazz elements, this concert will showcase jazz composition and music education double major Liam Callan's body of work. 
Admission: Free

Martina Liviero's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Wednesday / May 9, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Composer Martina Liviero presents her original compositions, written for a nine-piece ensemble.
Admission: Free

Dabin Ryu: Finale

Tuesday / May 8, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
For her jazz composition portfolio, Dabin Ryu will present her original compositions with help from her best friends.
Admission: Free

Gai Trax's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Monday / May 7, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Gai Trax is an Israeli jazz composer, arranger, vocalist, and bass player. Armed with a six-string bass and a spicy jazz band, Trax is ready to graduate from Berklee College of Music with a groovy and emotional recital.
Admission: Free

Jueun Seok's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Friday / May 4, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Pianist and composer Jueun Seok presents her jazz composition portfolio, featuring original compositions performed by horns, rhythm section, and piano trio. 
Admission: Free

Penélope Santana's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Thursday / May 3, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Guitarist and composer Penélope Santana presents her jazz composition portfolio, featuring a set of original music and renowned standards in a small and large ensemble setting.
Admission: Free

Eiko Suzuki's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Wednesday / May 2, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Pianist and composer Eiko Suzuki will perform her original and arranged music, accompanied by her friends.
Admission: Free

Matt Hespelt's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Tuesday / May 1, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Composer/guitarist Matt Hespelt presents a compilation of his jazz composition portfolio.
Admission: Free

Gary Wang: Music from within and Without

Monday / April 30, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Chinese composer and pianist Gary Wang presents original compositions and arrangements with his big band.
Admission: Free

Kelvin Andreas's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Friday / April 27, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Kelvin Andreas and his group will perform a selection of original compositions and arrangements as part of his senior year at Berklee.
Admission: Free

Hip-Hop MC Mique and Magic Jazz Big Band

Friday / April 27, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In his jazz composition portfolio, Mike Tsai presents original jazz and hip-hop music for love, peace, and having fun. The recital will feature Dreamer & Marsini.
Admission: Free

Rina Kohmoto

Thursday / April 26, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Japanese pianist and composer Rina Kohmoto presents her jazz composition portfolio recital, featuring original compositions and arrangements.
Admission: Free

Aida De Moya's Jazz Composition Nonet

Thursday / April 26, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Guitarist, arranger, and composer Aida De Moya presents her jazz composition senior portfolio.
Admission: Free

Coop Big Band

Wednesday / April 25, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Coop Big Band will play compositions and arrangements written by jazz composition majors. There will be a wide variety of styles and student players.
Admission: Free

Erickson Cardenas's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Wednesday / April 25, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In his jazz composition portfolio, trombonist Erickson Cardenas will explore various genres such as jazz, Latin jazz, Afro-Peruvian music, and much more.
Admission: Free

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