Events

Introduction to Saxophone Mechanics, Setup Technique, and Basic Repair

Wednesday / November 13, 2019 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Learn about the mechanics of the saxophone, setup technique, and basic repair with Boston Sax Shop owner Jack Finucane.
Admission: Free

Aaron Hayashi 2: Electric Boogaloo

Wednesday / November 13, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Accompanied by friends, Aaron Hayashi plays the music of one of his favorite jazz artists, as well as original arrangements and compositions.
Admission: Free

The Rustling of a Boston Fall

Thursday / November 14, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The de Leon brothers present an evening of original chamber classical music inspired by film music, black metal, and more, featuring some of Berklee College of Music’s finest classical musicians. 
Admission: Free

Laura Agudelo Cuartas: A Journey in Five

Thursday / November 14, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In this recital, Laura Agudelo Cuartas showcases arrangements and original compositions for a five-horn band that range from Latin music and jazz to funk.
Admission: Free

Claudia Medina’s Peruvian Project

Friday / November 15, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, 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

Autumn Winds and Piano

Thursday / November 21, 2019 / 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. Music from the Baroque, Latin, Romantic, and other periods will be performed, highlighting varied woodwinds, piano, and the flute family, from bass to piccolo.
Admission: Free

The Music of Fred Lipsius: A Celebration of 35 Years at Berklee

Monday / November 25, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
A multiple Grammy Award winner who has amassed nine gold records, woodwind associate professor Fred Lipsius is retiring from Berklee College of Music after 35 years. He will present some of his best-known compositions.
Admission: Free

Eric Nakanishi’s Senior Recital

Monday / December 9, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Saxophonist Eric Nakanishi presents his senior recital, featuring a collection of music that pushes boundaries and comfort zones while paying homage to his personal and musical heroes.
Admission: Free

Art Baden’s Senior Recital

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
For his senior recital, Russian tenor saxophonist Art Baden presents original music and jazz classics with a big band and small band.
Admission: Free

Ji Woon’s Senior Recital

Thursday / December 19, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Saxophone player Ji Woon and his friends perform modern jazz standards.
Admission: Free

Jazz Clarinet Summit

Monday / March 9, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Jazz Clarinet Summit features Harry Skoler, a professor in Berklee's Woodwind Department, and many of the talented students in that department.
Admission: Free

Ryan Siegel: Ants on a Log

Tuesday / March 10, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Ryan Siegel presents Ants on a Log, a complete jazz experience.
Admission: Free

Ronald Vincenzo Khaw de Leon

Tuesday / March 10, 2020 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Ronald Vincenzo Khaw de Leon and fellow Malaysian students at Berklee collaborate to bring you a night of Malaysian music, featuring songs from legendary figures, contemporary artists, and an original by a Berklee alumnus.
Admission: Free

Woodwind Concert

Wednesday / March 25, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Enjoy performances by faculty and students from the Woodwind Department at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Spring Flutes, Winds, and Piano

Wednesday / April 8, 2020 / 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

Embracing Adversity for Artists

Monday / April 13, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This master class and interactive clinic focuses on the experience of adversity and how it can be embraced to enhance artistic and personal growth.
Admission: Free

James Steele’s Senior Recital

Thursday / May 7, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Scottish saxophone player James Steele performs jazz and blues, playing mostly cover songs that he has learned and enjoyed playing since enrolling at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Past Events

Jack “The Sax” Davies’s Senior Recital: Pangea

Tuesday / November 12, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Jack “The Sax” Davies, a British R&B, jazz, and funk saxophonist, presents his Berklee College of Music senior recital, Pangea—the unity of cultures, languages, and ethnicities through the medium of music.
Admission: Free

Workshop with Steely Dan Saxophonist Roger Rosenberg

Monday / October 28, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Steely Dan saxophonist Roger Rosenberg performs and discusses his touring career as a multi-instrumentalist, as well as being a working musician in New York City with a career that stretches from Miles Davis and Quincy Jones to Steely Dan and Broadway.
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

21st Annual Octoboefest

Tuesday / October 22, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Come celebrate the 21st Octoboefest with the soulful sounds of the oboe. From traditional repertoire to contemporary creations, Berklee College of Music oboe students will take front and center for this celebration. Costumes are encouraged.
Admission: Free

Vandoren Artist Antonio Hart

Friday / October 18, 2019 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Don’t miss this workshop and performance by saxophonist Antonio Hart B.M. ’91, presented by Vandoren USA and the Woodwind Department at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Inside Vandoren with David Gould

Friday / October 18, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Learn more about reed and mouthpiece maker Vandoren USA with clarinetist David Gould.
Admission: Free

Syos (Shape Your Own Sound) Mouthpiece Interactive Workshop

Friday / October 11, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Pauline Eveno, president of Syos (Shape Your Own Sound), a maker of customizable, 3D-printed saxophone mouthpieces, presents an interactive workshop featuring ample opportunity to test the products.
Admission: Free

Carlos Eiene: A Tribute to Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl

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 music from (in his opinion) some of the best video game soundtracks ever composed: Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl. Game on!
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 performs original music and arrangements, combining jazz, hip-hop, and soul influences.
Admission: Free

Promoting Your Recording and Performing Career as an Independent Artist

Monday / September 30, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Harry Skoler, professor in the Woodwind Department at Berklee College of Music and independent recording artist, discusses his career, strategies for building one, and tips on being a self-promoter.
Admission: Free

The Grief Suite: Original Compositions by Ryan Siegel

Friday / September 20, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Saxophonist Ryan Siegel presents the debut of his first jazz suite, Grief, an original work of five movements inspired by the five stages of grief.
Admission: Free

Woodwind Department: First Mondays

Monday / September 9, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This monthly meeting, hosted by the Woodwind Department at Berklee College of Music, covers a wide range of topics, from performance skills to business—and everything in between.
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

Itzel Reyna

Thursday / August 15, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Mexican saxophonist Itzel Reyna presents a variety of pieces in the style of contemporary jazz, featuring music by Carla Bley, Dexter Gordon, and Aaron Parks, among other contemporary musicians.
Admission: Free

Caitlin Aylmer’s Senior Recital

Thursday / August 15, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Alto saxophonist Caitlin Aylmer showcases the culmination of her work at Berklee College of Music as a performer and arranger. Her recital features traditional jazz standards alongside original modern compositions.
Admission: Free

William Hightower’s Senior Recital

Monday / August 12, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his final performance at Berklee College of Music, William Hightower pays homage to his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, presenting a wide selection of songs representing the city’s 100-year clarinet tradition.
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 Chien (Sandy) Hsu performs original music and arrangements in jazz styles.
Admission: Free

Jeremy Alvarez’s 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, as well as other pieces written by truly inspiring artists.
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

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

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