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Kyle Nasser Sextet featuring Roman Filiu and Allan Mednard

A Massachusetts native and graduate of both Harvard and Berklee, Kyle Nasser has been described as possessing, “superlative musicianship as a performer, writer and a bandleader…ardent creativity and urbane artistic composure” (Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz). Since moving to New York City in 2010, he has played at some of the city’s most prestigious venues […]


Guitar Sessions: Julien Kasper

Animated by the exquisite soundscape created by Jimi Hendrix, Julien Kasper has constructed a deep, jazz-shaped identity of his own. The Berklee College of Music guitar professor plays with a giant palate of electric texture and tone. His music—an organic amalgam of jazz, rock, and funk—has an evocative, bluesy groove and a deep, expressive vocabulary. Kasper has released […]


Guitar Sessions: Wayne Krantz

Guitarist Wayne Krantz and his group perform as part of Berklee Guitar Sessions. Krantz has performed and recorded with artists such as Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, Chris Potter, and David Binney, but since the early 1990s has focused primarily on his solo career, mostly as the leader of a trio.


Guitar Sessions: Berta Rojas

Berta Rojas, who ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists, will perform a selection of Latin American classical guitar music featuring works from composers such as Manuel María Ponce, Agustín Barrios, Edín Solís, and Quique Sinesi. Rojas has been praised as a “guitarist extraordinaire” by the Washington Post and as an “ambassador of the classical guitar” by Classical Guitar […]


Guitar Sessions: David Gilmore

David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists, including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, and Rudresh Mahanthappa. His latest release, Transitions, was named one of DownBeat’s top CDs of 2017. Gilmore, whose style has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson and Jimi Hendrix, has received numerous grants, […]


Potent, Spirited, Hard Core and Free-Form Jazz from NY and Boston: Mike Pride 3

The Creative Music Series Welcomes The Mike Pride 3 Featuring the phenomenal Jon Irabagon/saxophones And special guest Brad Barrett Potent, Spirited, Hard Core and Free Jazz. FROM New York and Boston, converging in a show of renowned and young creative improvisational artists. *** Mike Pride – Drums – N.Y. by way of Maine: Percussionist * […]


Elise LeGrow

Elise LeGrow is a Canadian powerhouse vocalist who melds fiery passion and sophistication with just a hint of sandpaper grit. With a thunderous rasp, spellbinding style, and elegant, dynamic mystique, LeGrow has wowed everyone from Questlove to R&B legend Betty Wright. “Elise possesses a flair for crafting a timeless song into her own,” says Wright. “She’s […]


Berklee Vocal Summit Concert: Becca Stevens

As a 2018 Berklee Vocal Summit artist in residence, Becca Stevens returns to Berklee College of Music to perform music from her latest recording, Regina. The New York Times describes Stevens as a “best-kept secret” and “impressively absorbing.” She recently was featured on Snarky Puppy’s new Family Dinner, Volume 2, and has collaborated with artists such […]


Oliver the Crow & Caroline Cotter CD Release

“Within a week of meeting each other, we began mapping musical ideas and plans to record an EP,” cellist Kaitlyn Raitz says of her first encounter with fiddler Ben Plotnick, before they even lived in the same city. The term mapping is spot on. Each of the ten original songs on Raitz and Plotnick’s first […]


campfire. festival

It started as a way to fill a bad booking weekend in 1998, but over the course of more than 15 years, the campfire. festival has become the single-biggest way that Passim develops new talent and celebrates the Boston area’s amazing music scene. Originally called, “On the Cutting Edge of the Campfire,” the festival combined […]


Maeve Gilchrist, Nic Careiss, Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet

Described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity,” Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic harp to new levels of performance. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Maeve‘s innovative approach to her instrument stretches its harmonic limits and improvisational […]


The Way Down Wanderers

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 3 short years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping […]