Events

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

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

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

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

Jose Soto: The Ancestral Call

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

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

Fourth Annual 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

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

Global Jazz Forum: Danilo Pérez and John Patitucci

Wednesday / January 30, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Virtuosic bandmates Danilo Pérez B.M. ’88 and John Patitucci, who perform together with Brian Blade in the trio Children of the Light, impart advice to students in this meeting of musical minds.

Admission: Free

Global Jazz Forum: Danilo Pérez, Joe Lovano, and Ralph Peterson Jr.

Wednesday / December 12, 2018 / 4:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Berklee Global Jazz Institute founder and artistic director Danilo Pérez, renowned saxophonist Joe Lovano, and distinctive jazz drummer Ralph Peterson Jr. impart advice to students in this forum that is open to the public.

Admission: Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Tuesday / December 11, 2018 / 7:30 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

Symposium for Interconnected Arts and Music Performance

Saturday / December 8, 2018 / 10:00 a.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The Symposium for Interconnected Arts and Music Performance, curated by Patricia Pérez, is the third edition of a series of events that creates a place to explore the multidimensionality of music and the interconnections between creativity, improvisation, science, spirituality, art, social activism, education, and all aspects of life.

Admission: Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Wednesday / December 5, 2018 / 7:30 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

Danilo Pérez

Global Jazz Forum: Danilo Pérez, Terri Lyne Carrington, and John Patitucci

Wednesday / December 5, 2018 / 4:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Grammy-winning composers Danilo Pérez B.M. ’88, Terri Lyne Carrington B.M. ’83 ’03H, and John Patitucci join forces in this unique forum.

Admission: Free

NEA Jazz Master David Liebman

Global Jazz Forum: David Liebman and Joe Lovano

Wednesday / November 28, 2018 / 4:30 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 leading jazz luminary Joe Lovano ’72 ’98H.

Admission: Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Tuesday / November 20, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

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

Admission: Free

John Patitucci and Berklee

Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, with Guest John Patitucci, Play Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Monday / November 19, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Broadway at 60th Street, Fifth Floor, New York, NY, 10023, United States

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, virtuosic graduate-level jazz players representing Berklee College of Music and their six home countries, are joined by Grammy Award–winning bassist and Berklee Global Jazz Institute faculty member John Patitucci.

Admission: $20 for students / $35

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