Events

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

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

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

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 will present her original music and arrangements. Her music is highly influenced by jazz, free improvised music, and minimalism, among other genres. 
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

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

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

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

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

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

Vince de Leon: Compositions of a Non-Comp Major

Thursday / November 14, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Vince de Leon presents original chamber music performed by a company of friends to retrospectively celebrate Halloween. The pieces are influenced by compositional techniques and sounds of film music, black metal, and more.
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

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 performs a set of his works and original standards.
Admission: Free

Past Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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