Events

Symposium for Interconnected Arts and Music Performance

Saturday / September 21, 2019 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The fourth annual Symposium for Interconnected Arts and Music Performance, presented by the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, creates a space to explore the multidimensionality of music and the connections between creativity, improvisation, science, spirituality, and the broader human experience.

Admission: Free


Past Events

BGJI Master’s Degree Commencement Concert

Wednesday / June 26, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Come celebrate with the fourth cohort of Berklee Global Jazz Institute master's degree students at their Commencement Concert.

Admission: Free

Master’s Culminating Experience Presentations: Day 3

Wednesday / June 26, 2019 / 9:00 a.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Join Berklee Global Jazz Institute students who are graduating from the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance program, as they present their culminating experiences or theses.
Day three of this three-day event, which runs June 24–26, will showcase the students’ development and growth over the past year while giving them a chance to perform for the college community.
All are invited to drop in to hear any part of the session or to watch live online. For more information, contact graduatestudies@berklee.edu.

 

Admission: Free

Master’s Culminating Experience Presentations: Day Two

Tuesday / June 25, 2019 / 9:00 a.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Join Berklee Global Jazz Institute students who are graduating from the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance program, as they present their culminating experiences or theses.
Day two of this three-day event, which runs June 24–26, will showcase the students’ development and growth over the past year while giving them a chance to perform for the college community.
All are invited to drop in to hear any part of the session or to watch live online. For more information, contact graduatestudies@berklee.edu.

 

Admission: Free

Master’s Culminating Experience Presentations: Day 1

Monday / June 24, 2019 / 9:00 a.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Join Berklee Global Jazz Institute students who are graduating from the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance program, as they present their culminating experiences or theses.
Day one of this three-day event, which runs June 24–26, will showcase the students’ development and growth over the past year while giving them a chance to perform for the college community.
All are invited to drop in to hear any part of the session or to watch live online. For more information, contact graduatestudies@berklee.edu.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Jose Soto: The Ancestral Call

Friday / June 14, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Pianist Jose Soto, a graduate student in the contemporary performance program (global jazz concentration), presents music inspired by the philosophy of the Costa Rican tribe Bribri.

Admission: Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Meets Kalesma

Friday / June 14, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Kalesma is a humanitarian project that transforms children’s lives through music. Its mission is to establish a permanent music education program for the children of the Ark of the World (Kivotos tou Kosmou) in Athens, Greece, and provide them with scholarships for further music studies in the United States.

Admission: Free

Aga Derlak Quintet Featuring Malawian Masternak

Friday / June 14, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Aga Derlak and her band will present original music influenced by Polish classical music.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Alonzo Demetrius: The Ego

Thursday / June 13, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

CANCELED: Please contact the box office for information on refunds.
Trumpeter, vocalist, and composer Alonzo Demetrius presents his master’s thesis project, featuring a series of compositions inspired by ruminations on the prison industrial complex.

Admission: Free

Luke Norris Trio

Thursday / June 6, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Luke Norris, Connor Kent, and Grzegorz Wlodarczyk will be playing a mix of originals and jazz standards, touching on some of the most important repertoire of the chordless jazz trio. 

Admission: Free

Global Jazz Forum: George Garzone and Adam Cruz

Wednesday / May 1, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Saxophonist George Garzone and drummer Adam Cruz lead this Global Jazz Forum.

Admission: Free

Global Jazz Forum: Danilo Pérez and Donald Brown

Wednesday / April 24, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Danilo Pérez, founder and artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute joins forces with renowned jazz pianist, producer, composer, and educator Donald Brown to lead this workshop.

Admission: Free

Global Jazz Forum: Terri Lyne Carrington and John Patitucci

Wednesday / April 10, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Two of the leading figures in jazz today, Terri Lyne Carrington ’83 ’03H and visiting scholar John Patitucci, come together to share their knowledge in this Global Jazz Forum.

Admission: Free

Global Jazz Forum: David Liebman and John Patitucci

Wednesday / March 27, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute forum features prolific NEA Jazz Master David Liebman and Grammy-winning jazz bassist John Patitucci.

Admission: Free

Global Jazz Forum: Tia Fuller and Ben Street

Wednesday / March 13, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Two of jazz’s most impressive proponents, grammy-nominated saxophonist Tia Fuller and bassist Ben Street, come together to share their experience in their respective musical journeys with students in this forum.

Admission: Free

Global Jazz Forum: Luciana Souza and Joe Lovano

Wednesday / March 6, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Grammy-winning vocalist Luciana Souza B.M. ’88, one of jazz’s leading singers and interpreters, and leading jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano ’72 ’98H lead this forum. 

Admission: Free

Global Jazz Forum: John Patitucci and Adam Cruz

Wednesday / February 27, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

One of the leading bass players in jazz today, John Patitucci, and Adam Cruz, a creative force in the international jazz scene, come together to share their knowledge in this forum.

Admission: Free

Global Jazz Forum: Terri Lyne Carrington and Adam Cruz

Wednesday / February 20, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

One of the leading figures in jazz today, Terri Lyne Carrington ’83 ’03H, and Adam Cruz, a creative force in the international jazz scene, come together to share their knowledge as drummers and composers in this forum.

Admission: Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Tuesday / February 19, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute workshop features its artistic director, pianist and composer Danilo Pérez.

Admission: Free

Global Jazz Forum: Joe Lovano and Kenny Werner

Wednesday / February 13, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Leading jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano ’72 ’98H, and pianist Kenny Werner—the artistic director of the Effortless Mastery Institute—come together in this forum to share expertise with students.

Admission: Free

Global Jazz Forum: Joe Lovano and Ben Street

Wednesday / February 6, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Two of jazz’s most impressive proponents, tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano ’72 ’98H and bassist Ben Street, come together to share the joy of their respective musical journeys with students in this forum.

Admission: Free

Pages