Signature Series

The Signature Series at Berklee brings Berklee students, faculty, alumni, and world-renowned, award-winning musicians to the Berklee Performance Center stage. From jazz to funk to Middle Eastern music, the concerts represent a wide range of genres for every listener.

Upcoming Events

 

Innovate: The Berklee Electronic Digital Instrument

Tuesday / October 30, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Electronic Production and Design Department celebrates some of Berklee College of Music’s finest student electronic digital instrument (EDI) performers, along with special guests Laura Escudé, Rachel Z, Thavius Beck, Dan Freeman, Moldover, and dolltr!ck.

Admission: $15–$20 in advance / $20–$25 day of show

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Paquito D’Rivera and Berta Rojas Meet Berklee: The Music of Agustín Barrios Mangoré

Thursday / November 15, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Paquito D’Rivera, Grammy Award–winning Cuban musician and composer, and Berta Rojas, guitarist extraordinaire from Paraguay, perform music from their recent release Dia y Medio.

Admission: $15 and $20 in advance / $20 and $25 day of show

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CANCELED: Kailash Kher Meets Berklee

Saturday / December 15, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: Please contact the box office for information on refunds.
Kailash Kher will perform with the Berklee Indian Ensemble, bringing magic to the stage with a spirited and uplifting performance.

Admission: $50 / $75 / $100 / $150

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Past Events

 

Timeless: John Abercrombie Tribute Concert

Wednesday / October 10, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In celebration of guitar virtuoso John Abercrombie, the Guitar Department at Berklee College of Music pays tribute to his life, music, and memories with friends and longtime collaborators Joe Lovano, Ben Street, Lage Lund, and Joey Baron.

Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

Bill Pierce

The Art of the Tenor: Celebrating Bill Pierce

Wednesday / September 26, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In honor of renowned saxophonist and educator Bill Pierce, this celebratory concert features former students Javon Jackson, Mark Turner, Antonio Hart, and Melissa Aldana.

Admission: $20, $25, and $30 in advance / $25, $30, and $35 day of show

Kurt Elling Meets Berklee

Thursday / March 8, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The natural heir to jazz pioneers Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, and Jon Hendricks, international jazz award winner Kurt Elling is a renowned artist of vocalese—the writing and performing of words over recorded, improvised jazz solos.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

Berklee Middle Eastern Festival: Celebrating 10 Years

Thursday / March 1, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Middle Eastern Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a stellar lineup of guest artists from around the globe, including the Vadim Neselovskyi Trio, Tigran Hamasyan, Amal Murkus, Women of the World, Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, and Berklee World Strings, among others.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

Great American Songbook: The Music of Paul Simon

Sunday / February 25, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee’s annual Great American Songbook pays tribute to Paul Simon, an icon of American music who has been writing and performing indelible songs since he and Art Garfunkel formed their duo in 1964.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

SOLD OUT: The Bruno Mars Tribute Show

Thursday / February 8, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

SOLD OUT: There are no tickets remaining for this event.
The Bruno Mars Ensemble comprises outstanding singers, dancers, and musicians who were handpicked and directed by Tia Fuller, Berklee Ensemble Department faculty and former Beyoncé band member. The band performs the Mars classics "Uptown Funk," "Runaway Baby," and "24K Magic," to name a few. 

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

The Berklee Keys with Jetro da Silva, Dennis Montgomery III, George Russell Jr., and Ron Savage

Monday / January 29, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience featuring three of the best keyboardists on the planet—Jetro da Silva, Dennis Montgomery III, and George Russell Jr.—accompanied by drum virtuoso Ron Savage.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

SOLD OUT: Shreya Ghoshal Meets Berklee

Thursday / December 7, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

SOLD OUT: There are no tickets remaining for this event.
Acclaimed Indian vocalist Shreya Ghoshal joins the Berklee Indian Ensemble for an evening celebrating Indian classical, semiclassical, folk, and contemporary music.

Admission: $35 / $65 / $100

Singers Showcase

Thursday / November 30, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Singers Showcase features Berklee’s top student vocalists performing a variety of musical styles, backed by the college’s finest instrumentalists and backing vocalists.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

Toninho Horta

Toninho Horta Meets Berklee

Thursday / November 2, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The music of legendary guitarist, composer, and vocalist Toninho Horta, a founding pillar of música popular brasileira (MPB), will be performed by a large student orchestra, joined by Horta himself, in this Berklee Signature Series concert.

Admission: $8 in advance / $14 day of show

Michael Gibbs Directs the Only Chrome-Waterfall Orchestra

Thursday / October 19, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In celebration of the 80th birthday of jazz composer and arranger Michael Gibbs '63, this concert will feature Gary Burton '62 '89H, Bill Frisell '77, Jim Odgren '75, and the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, directed by Greg Hopkins.

Admission: $8 / $14 / $30 in advance / $12/ $18/ $34 day of show