Berklee’s Spring 2022 Signature Concert Series Begins February 10

The series will include performances by Afro-Cuban singer Daymé Arocena, guitarist Julian Lage, Grammy Award–winning pianist and composer Danilo Pérez, and more. 

January 13, 2022

Berklee has announced its spring 2022 Signature Series lineup, featuring performances from students, faculty, alumni, and special guests, all taking place at the Berklee Performance Center. The Signature Series includes a total of eight concerts through April celebrating some of the biggest names in music, from Taylor Swift and Elton John to Sarah Vaughan and Beyoncé.

Daymé Arocena Meets Berklee

Daymé Arocena

Daymé Arocena

Thursday, February 10, 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center

Berklee welcomes renowned artist Daymé Arocena, who will perform her blend of traditional Santerían chant, jazz stylings, contemporary R&B influences, and Afro-Cuban music with a Berklee student ensemble. Recognized as "Cuba's finest young female singer" (The Guardian), Arocena has become the voice for a new generation of Cuban artists. She was highlighted on NPR's 50 favorite albums of the year list, featured on 2015's Juno Award–winning album Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, and was introduced to the world stage through Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Mix project. Celebrating the music of Cuba, the show will feature student performers as well as arrangements by student writers. The concert is produced by faculty bassist Oscar Stagnaro, with Matthew Nicholl, dean of the Professional Writing and Music Technology Division, serving as music director.

Admission: $15/$20 in advance; $20/$25 day of show
Discount with Berklee ID: $5 in advance; $5/$10 day of show

Tickets are on sale now.


Berklee Legacy Award Concert: Celebrating Ellington, Vaughan, Douglass, and de Lavallade

Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan

Thursday, February 24, 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center

Berklee’s inaugural Legacy Awardees—Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Joseph Douglass, and Carmen de Lavallade—will be honored in this tribute concert. Berklee faculty member and Grammy-nominated artist Tia Fuller will direct a big band to celebrate Duke Ellington, and George Russell Jr., chair of Berklee's Harmony and Jazz Composition Department, leads an ensemble to recognize Sarah Vaughan’s artistry. From Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Dr. Johnathan Bailey Holland, chair of composition, contemporary music, and core studies, pays homage to the turn-of-the-20th-century violinist Joseph Douglass, and Dr. Mila Thigpen, chair of the Dance Division, choreographs a tribute to the riveting Carmen de Lavallade.

Admission: $15/$20 in advance; $20/$25 day of show
Discount with Berklee ID: free/$5 in advance; $5/$10 day of show

Tickets are on sale now.


Great American Songbook: Fearless—The Music of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Image courtesy of Getty Images

Thursday, March 3, 8:00 p.m. 
Berklee Performance Center

An international cast of students will celebrate the artistry and songwriting prowess of Taylor Swift. Produced by Maureen McMullan ’09, this concert will feature a diverse array of Berklee’s most outstanding vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers, arrangers, and track producers as they interpret some of Swift’s most popular songs, including “Shake It Off,” “You Belong with Me,” “Blank Space,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and “Cardigan,” showcasing Swift’s wide and varied stylistic range.

One of the most prolific American performer-songwriters of the 21st century, with over 200 million records sold worldwide, Swift’s evolution from rising country artist to established pop icon has placed her among the most feted of American artists, with 11 Grammy Awards, 11 MTV Awards, and 12 Country Music Awards. Her album Fearless was named by NPR as among the "all-time greatest albums made by women" for its message of liberation and self-affirmation. 

Admission: $20 advance; $25 day of show 
Discount with Berklee ID: $5 in advance; $10 day of show

Tickets on sale now.


Mick Goodrick Legacy Concert 

Mick Goodrick

Mick Goodrick

Image by Lucy Cobos

Thursday, March 10, 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center

This tribute to Mick Goodrick will feature performances from the legendary guitarist's former students Julian Lage ’09 and Wolfgang Muthspiel ’90, and faculty guitarists Tim Miller, Randy Roos, David Fiuczynski, Abby Aronson, and Norm Zocher. The show also will include video tributes by jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton ’62 ’89H and 20-time Grammy-winning guitarist/composer Pat Metheny ’96H, Bill Frisell ’77 ’17H, John Scofield ’73 ’97H, Mike and Leni Stern, and Wayne Krantz. 

Admission: $10/$15 in advance; $15/$20 day of show
Discount with Berklee ID: free/$5 in advance; $5/$10 day of show

Tickets on sale now.


The 13th Annual Berklee Global Jazz Institute Summit

Danile Pérez

Danile Pérez

Thursday, March 24, 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center

This concert event celebrates the 13th anniversary of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Top alumni and student talent from the institute will perform original compositions with a host of acclaimed faculty and visiting artists, led by Danilo Pérez, the institute's founder and artistic director. 

The Grammy Award–winning pianist, composer, producer, and educator is also a social activist, humanitarian, and leading proponent of global jazz. Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. His music is a blend of Panamanian roots with elements of Latin American folk music, jazz, European impressionism, and African and other musical heritages that promote music as a multidimensional bridge between people.

Admission: $10 in advance; $15 day of show
Discount with Berklee ID: free in advance; $5 day of show

Tickets on sale now.


Career Jam Presents The Show

Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis ’94

Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center

Berklee Career Jam culminates in The Show, curated and produced by Berklee alumni Rob Lewis ’94 (Christina Aguilera, Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1) and Ashley Rodriguez ’09 (Lana Del Rey, John Legend, Robin Thicke). 

The Show is a pop music spectacle, an electrifying live production of world-renowned hits reimagined by an elite group of singers, rappers, arrangers, and instrumentalists from Berklee College of Music. Using global hit records and iconography from present-day pop culture as the framework, the concert is designed to cultivate and develop the potential in Berklee students seeking to build careers in the entertainment industry.

Admission: $10
Discount with Berklee ID: free

Tickets on sale now.


Singers Showcase: I’m Still Standing—A Tribute to Elton John

Elton John

Elton John

Image courtesy of Getty Images

Thursday, April 7, 8:00 p.m. 
Berklee Performance Center

An eclectic cast of students will perform a thrilling evening of live music celebrating one of the most beloved voices of all time, the living legend Sir Elton John. Produced by Maureen McMullan ’09, this extravaganza will showcase some of Berklee’s most outstanding singers, instrumentalists, dancers, arrangers, and track producers as they pay homage to John’s artistry and time-honored catalog and chart-topping hits. The lineup includes “Your Song,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Rocketman,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues,” to name just a few. 

Ranked by Billboard as “one of the top five greatest artists of all time,” John has shaped the popular musical landscape and the living soundtrack for millions around the world. His first hit, “Your Song,” would catapult him to a career spanning six decades, 300 million records sold, and a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. 

Admission $15/$20 advance; $20/$25 day of show 
Discount with Berklee ID: free/$5 in advance; $5/$10 day of show

Tickets on sale now.


Berklee Beyoncé Ensemble: Homecoming 

Berklee's Beyoncé Ensemble

The Berklee Beyoncé Ensemble

Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center

The Berklee Beyoncé Ensemble is a large production that captures the essence of HBCU (historically Black colleges and universities) culture and aesthetics. Under the direction of artistic director and Grammy-nominated faculty saxophonist Tia Fuller, this group pays homage to Beyonce's 2018 Homecoming performance. In commemorating Black colleges' and universities' rich lineage of southern musical traditions, the group is influenced by intersections of New Orleans's second line marches and Houston's chopped and screwed hip-hop. The ensemble explores the cross-pollination of different musical genres, dance, drum lines, horns, steppers, majorettes, and more.

Admission: $15/$20 in advance; $20/$25 day of show
Discount with Berklee ID: free/$5 in advance; $5/$10 day of show

Tickets are on sale now for April 15.
Tickets are on sale now for April 16.


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