Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Oliver Colvin Interior

Located in the 1140 Boylston Street building, the Oliver Colvin Recital Hall is a venue at the heart of Berklee's performance action. The venue hosts hundreds of events each year, including faculty concerts, senior concerts, and visiting artist clinics and master classes. Most Berklee students lead their first concert in this hall and it is their introduction to performing at the college. Events are free and open to the public, giving the Boston community an opportunity to hear the rich and diverse talent that resides on campus.

Event Dates
Thursday / February 2, 2023 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

The Jacob Shneiderman Group, featuring Jacob Shneiderman, Hidemi Akaiwa, and Ransom McCafferty, present a series of compositions by pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara, originals by the group, and some favorite jazz standards.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Friday / February 3, 2023 / 7:00 pm
Canceled
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Pianist David Hu presents a series of classical music pieces rearranged into jazz and Latin styles.

Event Dates
Monday / February 6, 2023 / 6:30 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Described as a modern jazz icon-in-the-making, drummer Allison Miller has won critics polls in DownBeat and JazzTimes magazines. Miller is a proud member of the supergroup ARTEMIS, and her composition “Speak Eddie” is featured in New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers.
 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Tuesday / February 7, 2023 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

In their first show at Berklee, Line Six will perform mainly indie rock, post-rock, and alternative songs from Chinese bands such as Deca Joins, No Party for Car Dong, Elephant Gym, and Accusefive.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / February 8, 2023 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Colombian artist Manuela Sánchez-Goubert performs a set of original tunes and arrangements. She mixes elements of traditional Latin American folk acts like Susana Baca with the sophistication of modern jazz greats like Cécile McLorin Salvant. 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / February 9, 2023 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Alt-pop artist I.You.She performs a set of original songs and covers with her band.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Friday / February 10, 2023 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Chinese-American-Canadian Wren Lu’s octet performs a set of original jazz parallel music.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Friday / February 10, 2023 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Sebastien Ricard will be bringing you a night of groovy music, whether it is hip-hop, R&B, Afrobeat, or Latin. Featuring a variety of originals and covers of his favorite songs, you are assured to want to dance!

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Monday / February 13, 2023 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Ras is a rapper and producer. The Los Angeles-based artist creates music primarily in the hip-hop/rap genre. He helms both the recording and production for his tracks, with raw, asynchronous flow that punches effortlessly over his instrumentals.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Monday / February 13, 2023 / 6:30 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

This film chronicles the journey of trumpet legend Roy Hargrove’s last year, as he embarked on his final European summer tour, while reflecting on his life and the wisdom he wanted to share with young musicians.

 

Admission
Free

Past Events

Event Dates
Tuesday / February 8, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Chinese pianist Longfei Li, along with Evan Palmer and Sam McCarthy, play a set of jazz repertoire and original compositions interactively in trio format. 

Event Dates
Wednesday / February 9, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Guitarist Víctor Barragán presents his original compositions.

Event Dates
Wednesday / February 9, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Erin Vadala performs a collection of original compositions that explore pain, healing, and strength, supported by an incredible band. Her honest songwriting is influenced by artists and concepts across genres, from Jeff Buckley to Esperanza Spalding. 

Event Dates
Thursday / February 10, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

DJ JOJO (Jiaying Liu) presents "Heaven of EDM." Please come and have fun!

Event Dates
Thursday / February 10, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Los Angeles-based band Toy Monsters will perform a collection of funk/indie rock originals. The group consists of guitarist Ziggy Karraa, bassist Jacob Schneiderman, and drummer Grifin DiNardo.

Event Dates
Friday / February 11, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Mwanzi Harriott presents original compositions and some tunes with a band.

Event Dates
Monday / February 14, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Jacob Shneiderman's project is a piano trio consisting of Hidemi Akaiwa and Ransom McCafferty, as well as two guests on tenor saxophone, Ben Renzoni and Alex Rashad.

Event Dates
Tuesday / February 15, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Jude Poorten and his group will create landscapes of emotional and musical narratives with a combination of original themes, through composed compositions and free improvisations.

Event Dates
Wednesday / February 16, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Roy Ben Bashat's Quartet will perform original music composed by the different bandmates, influenced by jazz, Brazilian, classical music, and folk.

Event Dates
Thursday / February 17, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Canceled
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Italian guitarist and composer Giovanni Piacentini performs a set of arrangements of standards from both the American tradition and Italian popular music, as well as original music.