Drumset principal Ari Pent presents an exploration of jazz and jazz fusion's role in the contemporary landscape of culture—seeking to make high energy, accessible music that still stays true to the emotional center of the art form.
Xingyao Xue is an international percussionist and marimba soloist from China. She will perform a set of classical and contemporary music on marimba, vibraphone and multi-percussion with special guest Xingyue Xue (Boston conservatory at Berklee M.M. '24, percussion
Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers group have left an undeniable impact on American music. Led by drum principal Jesse Rangel, this concert will honor him and the outstanding members of this group by presenting some integral pieces of music from their legacy.
The band Sus4, founded in spring 2022, will present their second public performance at Berklee. The group will play a set of instrumental covers in fusion jazz, prog rock, and alternative styles, showcasing their original arrangements.
The New Jazz Orchestra (NJO) is a 20-piece, student-run jazz orchestra under the direction of David Wright and Tai Schiavo. The group focuses on performing original compositions and arrangements by Berklee students and alumni.