Events

Ellis Hamilton: The Music in Me

Tuesday / March 26, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his first leading recital at Berklee College of Music, Ellis Hamilton, a saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, presents original compositions and arrangements, featuring jazz, R&B, and blues.
Admission: Free

Aaron Hayashi: The Music of the SFJAZZ Collective

Wednesday / March 27, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his first recital, Aaron Hayashi joins friends to perform the music of the SFJAZZ Collective, a highly regarded eight-piece jazz group from San Francisco, California. The set will include sophisticated arrangements and compositions by Miguel Zenón, Sean Jones, Stefon Harris, and others.
Admission: Free

Berklee Clarinet Choir

Tuesday / April 9, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Berklee Clarinet Choir performs works by Bach, Mozart, and Bartok, as well as swing-era and new pieces.
Admission: Free

Spring Winds and Piano

Wednesday / April 10, 2019 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Enjoy a lively and varied program of music from around the world featuring the Berklee Flute Choir and the Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble, led by faculty member Wendy Rolfe.
Admission: Free

A Final Farewell: Alex Ramírez’s Senior Recital

Friday / April 19, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
For his senior recital, Alex Ramírez showcases his journey at Berklee College of Music in a final show with bandmates. The music will include a variety of jazz tunes, including original compositions influenced by his Colombian heritage.
Admission: Free

Kumpei Iki’s Senior Recital

Monday / April 22, 2019 / 7:05 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Japanese jazz clarinetist Kumpei Iki performs a set of swing jazz tunes and original compositions.
Admission: Free

Thor’s Senior Recital

Tuesday / April 23, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Icelandic harmonica player Thorleifur Davidsson performs a set of original songs and standards inspired by blues and jazz.
Admission: Free

Lorren Chiodo’s Senior Recital

Thursday / April 25, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
For her senior recital, Lorren Chiodo will showcase her latest original works for lead vocals and saxophone.
Admission: Free

Jason Buo-Shu Huang’s Senior Recital

Thursday / April 25, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Taiwanese bamboo flutist and singer-songwriter Jason Buo-Shu Huang presents a fusion of world music, mandopop, and contemporary jazz with good friends.
Admission: Free

Nozomi Mizuno’s Senior Recital: A Lot of Hope

Tuesday / April 30, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Saxophonist Nozomi Mizuno will perform jazz funk covers and original compositions with the Nozomi Jam Band.
Admission: Free

Sam Spear’s Senior Recital

Thursday / May 2, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Saxophonist and composer Sam Spear presents her senior performance recital, featuring a blend of original compositions and reimagined standards.
Admission: Free

Alec Best: The No Pun with His Last Name Show

Friday / May 3, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Alto saxophone player Alec Best performs his favorite jazz tunes from his favorite jazz albums with his favorite jazz musicians in his favorite jazz suit.
Admission: Free

Kodai Matsuda’s Senior Recital

Monday / May 6, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Saxophonist Kodai Matsuda presents a set of original compositions and standard tunes.
Admission: Free

Jeremy Alvarez Senior Recital

Tuesday / May 7, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Jeremy Alvarez presents an evening of original compositions.
Admission: Free

Sandy Hsu’s Senior Recital

Friday / August 9, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Alto saxophonist Sandy Hsu performs a set of original songs and arrangements in jazz styles.
Admission: Free

Emergence: Gabriel Nekrutman’s Senior Recital

Thursday / August 15, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
For his senior recital, woodwind instrumentalist and composer Gabriel Nekrutman takes the stage at Berklee College of Music for the first and last time as a leader.
Admission: Free

Nick Bredal: Chooty B

Monday / September 30, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Saxophonist Nick Bredal, a.k.a. Chooty B, performs original songs and arrangments in a smooth and soulful blend of jazz and R&B.
Admission: Free

Carlos Eiene: A Jazz History of Video Game Music

Wednesday / October 2, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Arranger and YouTuber Carlos Eiene presents a concert of arrangements of video game compositions dating from the NES era to the modern era of the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.
Admission: Free

Trace Zacur Group

Wednesday / October 23, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Trace Zacur returns to Colvin Hall for his third performance, presenting a high-energy, diverse set of tunes ranging from instrumental jazz to rock and soul.
Admission: Free

Jack ‘The Sax’ Davies: Pangea

Friday / October 25, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
British saxophonist Jack “The Sax” Davies presents original compositions and covers in an amalgamation of musical and cultural ideas, featuring jazz, funk, and R&B.
Admission: Free

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Past Events

Ryan Siegel

Friday / March 15, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his first performance as a leader at Berklee College of Music, Ryan Siegel presents some of his favorite jazz compositions.
Admission: Free

Music for Inspiration: Alan Gonzalez's Final Recital

Thursday / March 14, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Alto saxophonist Alan Gonzalez presents a selection of jazz tunes by musicians he admires. This recital is the culmination of his Berklee studies, as he performs with musicians he has played with throughout his time at Berklee.
Admission: Free

Claudia Medina’s Peruvian Project

Monday / March 11, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Claudia Medina, a Peruvian saxophone player and composer, will perform a set of original music and covers of Peruvian songs, fused with jazz and Latin American rhythms.
Admission: Free

Trace Zacur Quintet

Wednesday / February 27, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Trace Zacur returns to deliver a high-energy concert of funk, rock, jazz, and everything in between.
Admission: Free

Sheila del Bosque: Cuba—The Sound of My Land

Friday / February 22, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Flutist Sheila del Bosque presents a Cuban music project with an innovative sound. This recital will feature original compositions and arrangements, exploring the best of traditional Cuban music.
Admission: Free

Solomon Alber Septet

Thursday / February 7, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Solomon Alber Septet is a band of musicians from different parts of the world coming together to perform and share music. From modern artists to legendary greats, the septet will play the music of renowned artists such as Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Hermeto Pascoal, and Melissa Aldana. 
Admission: Free

Lucas Bere’s Senior Recital

Tuesday / December 11, 2018 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
In his senior recital, woodwind musician and composer Lucas Bere will present original compositions and arrangements for an expanded jazz ensemble.
Admission: Free

Kristalis’s Senior Recital

Tuesday / December 11, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In her senior recital, flutist Kristalis Sotomayor will present different styles of music, including classical, jazz, and Latin jazz.
Admission: Free

Dan Elbert's Senior Recital

Monday / December 3, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Saxophonist Dan Elbert presents his senior recital. 
Admission: Free

CANCELED: Gail McArthur’s Connections

Wednesday / November 28, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
CANCELED: Please contact the box office for information on refunds. Berklee College of Music faculty member Gail McArthur presents modern jazz originals that she composed and arranged, featuring quartet and three-horn writing.
Admission: Free

Autumn Flutes, Winds, and Piano

Tuesday / November 27, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Enjoy a lively and varied program of music from around the world featuring the Berklee Flute Choir and the Autumn Winds and Piano Ensemble, led by faculty member Wendy Rolfe.
Admission: Free

Soojung Lee: The Last

Monday / November 26, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In her senior recital, Soojung Lee will perform original compositions, as well as the music of Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis, and many others. 
Admission: Free

Jazz Up Dat Mando-Pop

Monday / November 5, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Taiwanese singer and arranger Jason Buo-Shu Huang, joined by Berklee College of Music friends, remakes Mando-pop songbooks in jazz and multiple new styles.
Admission: Free

Brandon Miles Shelton Constellation

Friday / November 2, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Brandon Miles Shelton Constellation consists of gifted musicians of different backgrounds coming together to paint a picture musically.
Admission: Free

Lorren Chiodo

Tuesday / October 30, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Saxophonist, vocalist, and composer Lorren Chiodo will showcase her latest original works, blending neo-soul and contemporary R&B styles with saxophone effects and electronic elements.
Admission: Free

20th Annual Octoboefest

Thursday / October 25, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Celebrate 20 years of oboes at Berklee College of Music with a concert that spans the centuries and features the double reeds in solos, duos, and ensembles.
Admission: Free

Trace Zacur Presents Trace Elements

Thursday / October 25, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Dynamic tenor saxophonist Trace Zacur presents an authentic fusion blend of jazz and R&B.
Admission: Free

Maurice Soque: With a Little Help from My Friends

Tuesday / October 23, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Maurice Soque presents a saxophone-heavy showcase of music and arrangements created throughout his time at Berklee College of Music, with the help of friends he made along the way.
Admission: Free

Women in Jazz Collective

Thursday / October 18, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Women in Jazz Collective is thrilled to present its second Tribute to Women in Jazz concert. The performance will showcase the works of Berklee's female performers and composers in the jazz idiom.
Admission: Free

CANCELED: Eric Nakanishi Group

Monday / October 15, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
CANCELED: This event has been canceled. Saxophonist Eric Nakanishi presents original compositions accompanied by an amazing band of people and musicians.
Admission: Free

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