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The Precious Metal Project

This concert features original music, classic Caribbean, and creole jazz compositions performed by Berklee’s Contemporary Steelpan Ensemble, a rhythm section, six-piece horn section, and hand percussion duo. Performers will showcase professor Ron Reid's arrangements of compositions by Ray Holman, Luther Francois, and Robert Greenidge. Admission: $8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission For tickets & more information, visit or call 617 747-2262
Event Date: 
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 20:00

Rossano Sportiello

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

Italian pianist is equally smitten with jazz of the Barry Harris/Tommy Flanagan era and the great stride pianists who came before them. Rossano Sportiello, while extensively trained in classical music, loves jazz and enjoys combining the two.

Write of Spring Concert

Berklee’s Jazz Composition Department presents the Write of Spring Concert, now in its 32nd year. It will feature compositions by faculty members Jeff Claassen, Winnie Dahlgren, Ayn Inserto, Darrell Katz, Dick Lowell, Jackson Schultz, and Bill Scism. It will be performed by a dynamic faculty band that will include Daniel Ian Smith, Bob Patton, Scott Free, Bruce Thomas, Mark Poniatowski, and Bob Tamagni. Come join us for a night of exciting new music encompassing all realms of jazz that will leave you wanting more.
Event Date: 
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 20:00

Dreams of Bosphorus and Giorgi Mikadze Group

Turkish Berklee student drummer Can Kemal presents his senior recital, performing compositions from both the traditional and modern Turkish repertoire in a contemporary group setting. Diverse musicians will accompany him from the Middle East and the United States. As a group, they will bring the sounds of Bosphorus, the body of water between Europe and Asia in the city of Istanbul. Berklee student pianist Giorgi Mikadze and his group will perform both original and famous pop tune arrangements mixed with different genres, such as Georgian folk, jazz, and fusion. Admission: Free
Event Date: 
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:00

Champian Fulton

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

Pianist/singer Champian Fulton talks about the advantages of starting a music career outside of L.A. or NY and how her father’s taste in music has influenced her since before her birth. Hint: He held headphones up to her mama’s baby bump. Baby Bud Powell, anyone?

Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella: Northeast Quarterfinal 3

The Varsity Vocals International Championship of A Cappella is the only international tournament that showcases the art of student a cappella singing. Through these competitions, young vocalists have the opportunity to showcase their talent to an international audience and develop relationships with each other, cultivating the art of a cappella singing and a lifelong love of music.
Event Date: 
Sat, 02/15/2014 - 19:00

Newport Jazz Festival: NOW 60

Fireworks are sure to fly when some of the most ferociously talented musicians to perform at the Newport Jazz Festival share the stage. The lineup includes Anat Cohen (clarinet), Karrin Allyson (voice), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Mark Whitfield (guitar), Peter Martin (piano), Larry Grenadier (bass), and Clarence Penn (drums). Admission: $60, $52, $44, reserved seating For tickets & more information, visit or call 617 747-2262
Event Date: 
Thu, 02/13/2014 - 20:00

Frank Foster and Songs of Romance

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by musical director Vincent Gardner and joined by vocalists Dennis Rowland and Marlena Shaw, collaborates with the late, legendary Count Basie composer and arranger Frank Foster. The works are composed in an ode to romance.

Heavy Rotation Records Epic Event

Berklee's student-run Heavy Rotation Records presents its 14th annual epic event and album release concert, showcasing artists from Dorm Sessions Volume 9. The compilation album and concert will both unfold like multi-genre musical journeys.
Event Date: 
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:00

Bu's Babies: Graduates Of The Jazz Messengers

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 6:00pm

In the second half of the 20th Century a cadre of stars emerged from Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. "Do you teach them what to play?" Blakey was asked. "Hell no! I teach them what NOT to play." From the House of Swing we'll hear from Blakey's son, Takashi Blakey, along with appearances from graduates of "Blakey University" from over three decades: Bobby Watson, Javon Jackson, John Hicks, and Wynton Marsalis.


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