Events

Misakibeat Final

Tuesday / May 26, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Misaki Nakamichi, a student in the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Global Jazz Concentration) program, presents her compositions.

Admission: Free

Carlos Capacho: The Journey of the Venezuelan Cuatro

Wednesday / May 27, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

In this global jazz fellowship concert, Carlos Capacho, an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and performer, will showcase his Venezuelan roots and elements of world, folk, fusion, and rock genres.

Admission: Free

Symposium for Interconnected Arts and Music Performance

Friday / September 25, 2020 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute presents the fifth annual Symposium for Interconnected Arts and Music Performance, designed to create a space to explore the multidimensionality of music.

Admission: Free


Past 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

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