Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice Presents Signature Series Concert

Featuring special guest trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, students and faculty from the institute will perform songs from the upcoming book New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers.

November 19, 2021

Berklee's Signature Series continues as students and faculty from the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice perform songs from the forthcoming book New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers and album New Standards, Vol. One. The concert will take place on Wednesday, December 8, at 8:00 p.m. at the Red Room at Cafe 939.

This performance will showcase students from the institute performing alongside acclaimed faculty members such as Grammy Award–winning drummer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington, bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh, pianist and composer Kris Davis, and special guest trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. The institute's mission is to recruit, teach, mentor, and advocate for musicians seeking to study jazz, with gender justice and racial justice as its guiding principles. Founded by Carrington, who also serves as the artistic director, the institute seeks to engage in making an important and long-lasting cultural shift in jazz and other music communities.

“This performance will be an incredible showcase of the music that shaped and influenced the principles of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, which will be explored further in the upcoming book and album, New Standards,” said Carrington. “The concert will feature our institute’s student, faculty, and guest artists in a tremendous celebration of known and unknown women composers of jazz.” 

The Red Room at Cafe 939 is located at 939 Boylston Street, Boston. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 on the day of the show, and $5 with a Berklee ID. Tickets are available online and at the Berklee Performance Center box office. This is a seated event.

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