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Past Events

Event Dates
Thursday / October 15, 2020 / 8:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
See description for how to participate virtually.

In the third installment of our series, Berklee's Woodwind Department Chair Walter Smith III interviews the noted alto saxophonist Charles McPherson about Charlie Parker's influence on his musical career.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / October 8, 2020 / 8:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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In the second installment of our Charlie Parker tribute, musicologist Lewis Porter will compare and contrast Parker's solos of the 1940s with those of the '50s. He will also show video of Parker, including some little-known silent film clips.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / October 1, 2020 / 8:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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In the first program of our Charlie Parker tribute, saxophonist, jazz historian, and author of Charlie Parker: His Music and Life Carl Woideck will give an overview of Bird's life and musical career.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / July 29, 2020 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event

In this video rewind from October 2019, Helen Sherrah-Davies, an assistant professor in the Harmony Department at Berklee College of Music, swaps her violin for a piano, performing original solo piano compositions and colorful duos in eclectic styles.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / June 17, 2020 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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In this video rewind from September 2019, George W. Russell Jr. plays piano with some folk that can sang, including Donna McElroy, Darcel Wilson, Dominique Eade, Jodi Jenkins, Jeff Ramsey, and many others.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / April 15, 2020 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Billy Childs, the Ken Pullig Jazz Composition Artist in Residence for 2020–2021, will feature works by the artist and his directed study students in the spirit of his jazz chamber music series of compositions and recordings.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Tuesday / April 14, 2020 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, composed of the best jazz instrumentalists at Berklee College of Music, plays the top original jazz compositions by the finest writers on campus.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / February 26, 2020 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

The Jazz Composition Department at Berklee College of Music presents the Write of Spring concert, now in its 27th year, featuring exciting new music encompassing all realms of jazz.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Tuesday / February 25, 2020 / 7:30 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

This faculty performance showcases the best student final projects from the Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 course.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Tuesday / February 25, 2020 / 12:00 pm
Venue
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
United States

Presented by the Harmony and Jazz Composition Department and the Effortless Mastery Institute, Billy Childs and Kenny Werner conduct a special master class.

Admission
Free