Events

Bring Out the Music in You: Beans and Cornbread Jazzfest Breakfast

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 9:00 a.m.
The Columbus Avenue AME Zion Church
Before you head to the free, outdoor Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival at noon, join us for the kickoff at the Bring Out the Music in You: Beans and Cornbread Jazzfest Breakfast. 
Admission: $25

Kaovanny and Vibe Collective

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Stage
The Berklee City Music All-Stars band comprises current and alumni City Music students with featured performers Kaovanny and Vibe Collective. 
Admission: Free

Venezuelan Project

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Beantown Stage
Venezuelan Project focuses on recovering the traditional and folkloric Venezuelan genres and combining them with contemporary genres of the music world, including funk, jazz, Latin, and fusion. 
Admission:

KidsJam: Gigs, Chops, and Axes

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 12:30 p.m.
KidsJam Tent
What makes jazz different from other music? This session features a storybook reading (This Jazz Man), two or three songs, a movement activity with Berklee Music Education student musicians, and an opportunity for participants to play a rhythm instrument.
Admission: Free

The Laszlo Gardony Sextet

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 12:45 p.m.
Berklee Stage
With an all-star lineup including pianist Laszlo Gardony; saxophonist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Stan Strickland; saxophonists Bill Pierce and Lance Bryant; bassist John Lockwood; and drummer Yoron Israel, the Laszlo Gardony Sextet features extraordinarily rich musicianship, strong grooves, and a thrilling live performance.
Admission: Free

Mark Shilansky and Fugue Mill

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Beantown Stage
Mark Shilansky and his group, Fugue Mill, weave jazz through the fabric of bluegrass and Celtic music, creating a complex yet attractive blend of musical styles and traditions.
Admission: Free

Mili Bermejo Sextet

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Capital One Stage
For the past three decades, Mili Bermejo has merged the language of jazz with the emotionally resonant poetry and musical traditions of her Latin American heritage to create a unique body of work as one of Boston’s premier vocalists, bandleaders, and recording artists. 
Admission: Free

Marcus Santos' Brazilian Drum Group

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Beantown Jazz Festival
Marcus Santos’ Brazilian Drum Group melds Afro, funk, hip-hop, samba, and taiko drumming into one electric and very interactive performance.  
Admission: Free

KidsJam: Finding the Groove

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 1:30 p.m.
KidsJam Tent
How can I find the beat and stay in the groove? This session features a storybook reading (Cool Cats Counting), two or three songs, a movement activity with Berklee Music Education student musicians, and an opportunity for participants to play a rhythm instrument.
Admission: Free

Billy Hart Trio

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 1:45 p.m.
Berklee Stage
Billy Hart, one of the most beloved drummers in jazz history, leads his regular rhythm section in a set of material he has recorded as a leader for ECM records.
Admission: Free

Self Portraits

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Beantown Stage
Self Portraits is a female-fronted rock band from Berklee. With a huge modern sound and catchy hooks, Self Portraits brings big rock music to the mainstream.
Admission: Free

Alumni Showcase and Reception in Nashville

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Join us for an all-day breakfast and showcase event during AmericanaFest. Discover your new favorite alumni band and celebrate Berklee's community in Nashville.
Admission: Free (please use Registration link above)

Dan Moretti and the Hammond Boys

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Capital One Stage
Since the late '70s, Dan Moretti has performed or recorded across the spectrum of music, including with artists such as Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Mike Stern, Dave Samuels, and the Crusaders, among others.
Admission: Free

KidsJam: Scat for All

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 2:30 p.m.
KidsJam Tent
Why aren't those singers using words? This session features a storybook reading (Jazz Fly), two or three songs, a movement activity with Berklee Music Education student musicians, and an opportunity for participants to play a rhythm instrument.
Admission: Free

The Mark Zaleski Band

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 2:45 p.m.
Berklee Stage
Fronted by two fiery saxophones, the Mark Zaleski Band blurs the line between jazz and modern rock with infectious groove, dynamic compositions, high energy, and powerful melodies. 
Admission: Free

7th Degree

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Beantown Stage
7th Degree was formed by Trinidadian steel pannist and Berklee student Marcus Prince. The styles they play include jazz, funk, R&B, gospel, pop and even Caribbean music.
Admission: Free

Lenny Stallworth and Black Steel

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Capital One Stage
Lenny Stallworth and Black Steel present cutting-edge funk mixed with jazz and R&B.
Admission: Free

KidsJam: Jazz Cats

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 3:30 p.m.
KidsJam Tent
Who are those jazz musicians, anyway? This session features a storybook reading (Jazz Cats), two or three songs, a movement activity with Berklee Music Education student musicians, and an opportunity for participants to play a rhythm instrument.
Admission: Free

The Kevin Harris Project

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 3:45 p.m.
Berklee Stage
The Kevin Harris Project plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to explore a crossroad of styles. 
Admission: Free

Pitch Slapped

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Capital One Stage
Pitch Slapped is one of the world's premier co-ed a cappella groups. Representing Berklee, the group's repertoire spans a range of genres from pop and R&B to rock.
Admission: Free

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