Events

I'll Take You There: A Tribute to Stax and Memphis Soul

Monday / July 30, 2018 / 9:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Drum set principal Luke Appleton-Webster and his band pay tribute to the legendary Memphis, Tennessee, soul sounds of Stax Records and Hi Records. Artists covered include Otis Redding, Al Green, Booker T & the MGs, the Staple Singers, and Sam & Dave.
Admission: Free

Julian Gutbrod's Senior Recital

Tuesday / July 31, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Drum set principal Julian Gutbrod presents his senior recital.
Admission: Free

Jason Zhang's Progressive/Old School Headbang Party

Thursday / August 2, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Featuring classic metal hits and progressive masterpieces, Jason Zhang presents the only concert that will make you unable to feel your neck in the morning.
Admission: Free

João Petrus’s Senior Recital

Monday / August 6, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
João Petrus is a vibist, percussionist, and jazz composer. His senior recital will showcase four years of work improving his knowledge in the language of jazz as an improviser and composer. 
Admission: Free

Axl Colt

Friday / September 21, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Through projectors, trampolines, and ukulele in a rock context, Axl Colt is an attempt to be the first rock band with only one member.
Admission: Free

Hip

Monday / September 24, 2018 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Drummer and composer Jihyung Hong and his band present uplifting funk music and some of his originals in fusion style.
Admission: Free

Harun Bonnett: Harun the Mastermind

Tuesday / September 25, 2018 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Drum set principal Harun Bonnett presents a concert showcasing arrangements and original compositions.
Admission: Free

Ilya Blazh Quintet

Monday / October 1, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Drum set principal Ilya Blazh and his quintet present contemporary jazz, featuring original music and arrangements.
Admission: Free

Luke Appleton-Webster: Louder Than Words—A Tribute to Pink Floyd

Monday / October 1, 2018 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Drum set principal Luke Appleton-Webster and his band celebrate the music of Pink Floyd with selections from albums such as Animals, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, and The Dark Side of the Moon.
Admission: Free

King Kemet: New Light

Wednesday / October 3, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
King Kemet and his band present arrangements of music from the 2000s.
Admission: Free

Andrea Bertesi's Banshee

Wednesday / October 3, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Banshee is a contemporary jazz trio that performs covers and arrangements of jazz tunes composed by authors such as Avishai Cohen, Shai Maestro, Ari Hoenig, Tigran Hamasyan, and Radiohead. Its mission is to explore the art of the trio in a modern perspective. 
Admission: Free

Jon Wollenberger: Songs from My Childhood

Tuesday / October 9, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This concert will feature a wide variety of songs and pieces that Jon Wollenberger grew up on. These will be from a wide variety of styles, interpreted in a contemporary jazz context.
Admission: Free

Milo & Frendz

Tuesday / October 16, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his first recital at Berklee, Milo, a.k.a. Milosz Berdzik, will showcase a wide variety of his musical inspirations and interests. Alongside amazing musicians, he will present original compositions, covers, and arrangements in various genres, including hip-hop, electronic, and modern jazz.
Admission: Free

Vlade Guigni Band: Looking Ahead

Tuesday / October 16, 2018 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Vlade Guigni, a post-master's fellow at Berklee College of Music, brings his band back for more modern jazz explorations—this time with an edgy touch, mixing originals and arrangements from different eras.
Admission: Free

Sam Seibert: Eyes of Oblivion

Monday / October 22, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Drum set principal Sam Seibert presents an afternoon of hard-hitting and high-energy melodic metal.
Admission: Free

Kevin Gao: The Foreigners

Wednesday / October 24, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his first recital, Kevin Gao and peers will perform original jazz compositions and music from Billy Childs, Brian Blade, Michael Brecker, and others.
Admission: Free

Rosina Scampino: Slippers

Thursday / October 25, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Slippers is a trio featuring Eric Nakanishi on alto saxophone, Tyler Wagner on bass, and Rosina Scampino on drums. It plays original compositions, arrangements, and standards.
Admission: Free

Berker Banar: Free Improvised Music

Friday / October 26, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Drum set principal Berker Banar presents an evening of free improvised music featuring guitar, piano, bass, drums, and electronics.
Admission: Free

Aman Jagwani

Wednesday / October 31, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Aman Jagwani will present an array of original music and arrangements that display his influences and experiences in India and Boston. The style will be jazz, along with the fusion of different grooves and cultures to create varying improvisational contexts.
Admission: Free

Ethan Leff's Senior Recital

Friday / November 2, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Drummer Ethan Leff performs a set of tunes spanning multiple genres, featuring the music of Steely Dan and other great artists.
Admission: Free

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Past Events

Jihyung Hong: Hips

Friday / July 20, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Jihyung Hong and his trio will present originals and fusion tunes in various styles and sounds.
Admission: Free

Willis Edmundson: Bird Lite

Thursday / July 19, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bird Lite, led by Jan Esbra and Artie Sadtler, is an improvisational band that borrows from elements of jazz, rock, and electronic music.
Admission: Free

Soojin Park

Wednesday / July 18, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Drum set principal Soojin Park and his band present standard and contemporary jazz tunes that fit perfectly with the summer weather.
Admission: Free

Full Moon Fever: A Tribute to Tom Petty

Tuesday / July 17, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Drum set principal Luke Appleton-Webster and his band celebrate the music of the late Tom Petty with various hits, including cuts from Full Moon Fever.
Admission: Free

HenJoSal Trio: Jazz, Rock, and Fusion

Wednesday / July 11, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Henrique De Almeida, an international drum set artist/clinician and associate professor in the Percussion Department at Berklee,  joins forces with virtuosos (and fellow Berklee faculty members) Joe Santerre (bass) and Sal DiFusco (guitar) for a set of exciting jazz rock.
Admission: Free

Carlos Herrand Pou: Standards Trio, Vol. 4

Wednesday / July 11, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Drum set principal Carlos Herrand Pou presents Standards Trio, Vol. 4.
Admission: Free

Vlade Guigni: My Favorite Three

Tuesday / July 10, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Vlade Guigni, a graduate student at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, returns to piano trio explorations, revisiting the past with a touch of the present while looking into the future.
Admission: Free

Axl Colt

Monday / July 9, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Drum set principal Axl Colt presents a fun, high-energy, one-man-band rock show, using projectors on stage.
Admission: Free

Taehyun Kim and Friends: Smash!

Monday / July 2, 2018 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Taehyun Kim, a 17-year-old drummer, presents his quartet for one grand finale of his Berklee College of Music experiences showcasing influences from 1950s jazz and modern artists such as Ari Hoenig, Marcus Gilmore, and Brian Blade.
Admission: Free

Sergio Duran: My Life Electric

Wednesday / June 27, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Sergio Duran presents an acoustic showcase of European electronic music from the late 1990s.
Admission: Free

Ilya Blazh Quintet

Tuesday / June 26, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Drum set principal Ilya Blazh presents contemporary jazz, featuring original music and arrangements.
Admission: Free

Matteo Salvatori: Nuanda

Monday / June 11, 2018 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Led by guitarist Matteo Salvatori, Nuanda will present a set of pop and EDM covers, along with original compositions.
Admission: Free

CHANTaSONIC

Monday / June 11, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Sergio Bellotti, a professor in the Percussion Department at Berklee College of Music, presents CHANTaSONIC, a groove-centered and dynamically fueled duo that explores the art of chanting through uncensored grooves, soulful melodies, and improvisations featuring Wes Wirth on bass, guitar, loops, and vocals.
Admission: Free

John MacDonald: Trøx and C.A.N.S. Destroy Eardrums

Thursday / May 31, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
John MacDonald presents a set of fusion-based music. 
Admission: Free

Medimanian: Adi Malka's Senior Recital

Thursday / May 10, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Adi Malka and his band will perform original tunes and arrangements of jazz, rock/fusion, electronic, and hip-hop tunes.
Admission: Free

Brian Collins's Senior Recital

Monday / May 7, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Drummer and percussionist Brian Collins presents an accompanied performance, showcasing roots in African rhythm over contemporary arrangements, along with his debut of original tunes. 
Admission: Free

Ian Molinaro-Thompson's Senior Recital

Monday / May 7, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his senior recital, drum set principal Ian Molinaro-Thompson merges the music of New Orleans, Ghana, and 1950s and 1960s jazz into a comprehensive and exploratory journey through time, continent, and style.
Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert

Monday / May 7, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Nancy Zeltsman, professor in the Percussion Department at Berklee College of Music, leads a program featuring Berklee students performing as the culmination of their work in various marimba courses this semester.
Admission: Free

Vid Jamnik's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Friday / May 4, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Vibraphone player and composer Vid Jamnik presents a “mixed grill” of original music with his quartet and a side of horns, featuring septet, octet, and nonet settings.
Admission: Free

Manuel Marxer's Senior Recital

Friday / May 4, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Drum set principal Manuel Marxer presents his senior recital. 
Admission: Free

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