Visiting Artist Events

Performers, engineers, and music business professionals are among the industry experts who visit Berklee to offer clinics and master classes about the business and art of making, recording, promoting, and composing music. Often only open to the college community, these visits are opportunities for Berklee students and faculty to get an intimate and inside perspective of the industry.

Tristano Centennial Celebration: The Life and Music of Lennie Tristano

Monday / March 25, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

In celebration of the birthday centennial of Lennie Tristano, Berklee faculty Eunmi Shim and Neil Olmstead will present a program on Tristano’s life and music.

Admission: Free

Harmonium: Piano of Indian Music Master Class and Clinic

Monday / March 25, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The Liberal Arts Department at Berklee College of Music presents Harmonium: Piano of Indian Music Master Class and Clinic, presented by Kedar Naphade on harmonium and accompanied by Amit Kavthekar on tabla.

Admission: Free

Tristano Centennial Celebration: How Lennie Learned to Play “Out”

Tuesday / March 26, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Lewis Porter, a jazz pianist, composer, and historian, will discuss how Tristano’s “way out” music of the late 1940s appears to be without precedent, but in fact was influenced by the surprisingly “out” work of Art Tatum and Earl Hines.

Admission: Free

Tristano Centennial Celebration: Conversations with Lee Konitz, Dave Frank, and Jimmy Halperin

Wednesday / March 27, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Legendary saxophonist Lee Konitz will discuss Lennie Tristano’s music and teaching with Tristano students Dave Frank and Jimmy Halperin.

Admission: Free

Tristano Centennial Celebration: Performance by Lee Konitz, Dave Frank, and Jimmy Halperin

Wednesday / March 27, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

In the culminating event of the Tristano Centennial Celebration, special guests Lee Konitz, Dave Frank, and Jimmy Halperin will perform.

Admission: Free

Double Bass Integration for the Jazz Fusion Drummer

Thursday / March 28, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Henrique De Almeida, a drum set artist, clinician, and associate professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music, presents concepts from his Berklee Press book Double Bass Integration for the Jazz Fusion Drummer. Learn double bass concepts that can be used in a variety of musical situations.

Admission: Free

Shizuka Viola Duo Presents Music Composed by Berklee Faculty

Thursday / March 28, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The viola duo Shizuka, composed of Sam Kelder and Hannah Nicholas, present a concert of music by Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty composers, including Andrew List, Marti Epstein, Yoon-Ji lee, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, and Eun Young Lee.

Admission: Free

Lenny Fest

Tuesday / April 2, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Lenny Fest, a celebration of the music of legendary guitarist Lenny Breau, features virtuosic fingerstyle guitarist John Knowles and award-winning documentaries by Breau’s daughter, Emily Hughes.

Admission: Free

Lenny Fest

Wednesday / April 3, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Lenny Fest, a celebration of the music of legendary guitarist Lenny Breau, features virtuosic fingerstyle guitarist John Knowles and award-winning documentaries by Breau’s daughter, Emily Hughes.

Admission: Free

Argentinian and Uruguayan Folklore: Fusion and Inclusion to Jazz

Monday / April 8, 2019 / 1:15 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Focusing on music from Argentina and Uruguay, this event includes the discussion of techniques, criteria, and taste to merge folkloric music with the jazz idiom.

Admission: Free

Matt Rollings

Tuesday / April 9, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Berklee College of music alumnus Matt Rollings ’86 will present a clinic and discussion on his accomplishments as a session keyboardist and major producer in Nashville, Tennessee.

Admission: Free

Dario Deidda

Wednesday / April 10, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Italian bassist Dario Deidda, a Conservatory of Salerno graduate and bassist with the Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio, presents a look into his technical concepts, improvisation, and his “musical ear” approach, which enhances memorization and organic improvisation.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Bobby Brooks Wilson

Thursday / April 11, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

CANCELED: Please contact the box office for information on refunds.
Bobby Brooks Wilson, the son of late R&B/soul singer Jackie Wilson, will perform and speak about his experience in the music industry.

Admission: Free

Rhythm and Clave: The Secrets of Cuban Music

Friday / April 12, 2019 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Keisel Jiménez, a renowned Cuban percussionist who has performed and recorded with artists such as Alain Pérez, Alexander Abreu, and Issac Delgado, will discuss Cuban rhythms and the clave as essential elements of Cuban music.

Admission: Free