Whether modern, ethnic, classical, or a fusion of all three, music at Babson takes a variety of forms, all of which can serve as powerful conduits for entrepreneurial thinking. Regardless of the setting, music performances through BabsonARTS are engaging and innovative displays of talent and creative vision. 


Jamie Kent and Friends

CONCERT: Thursday, September 26, 7:00 P.M.
Carling-Sorenson Theater
(FREE with reservation at  *Reservation link will be available in late-August.

BabsonARTS is proud to welcome Jamie Kent ’09 back to campus as part of the Centennial Celebration. Named by as an “Artist You Need to Know,” and dubbed a “Must Watch Artist” by The Huffington Post, Kent has quietly been making waves across the country as an artist, entrepreneur, and songwriter over the past decade. His songs have been heard across major network television, from the most recent Google Pixel worldwide ad campaign, to NBC’s The Today Show and World of Dance. Apart from his own music, Kent is the founder of “New Nashville Live,” a traveling showcase of Nashville’s fastest rising talent and was recently named one of the Best Shows at SXSW by Rolling Stone. Jamie headlines a concert featuring some of the talented musicians from Babson College, Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College including the Babson Music Collective and Sababa.

Babson Music Collective Fall Concert

CONCERT: Monday, December 9, 7:00 P.M.
Sorenson Black Box
(FREE with reservation at  *Reservation link will be available in late-August.

The Babson Music Collective is a student band dedicated to playing jazz, as well as other popular forms of music. The band reflects the unique make-up of the Babson community, highlighting each member’s talents and interests. With improvisation and spontaneity at the core of the music, no two performances will be the same!

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Jamie Kent ’06 has used entrepreneurship to build his music career. Read how on Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® »


Get Involved with Babson Music Collective!

Using improvisation, creation, and collaboration, Babson Music Collective blends and performs modern pop & classic jazz music. Open to Babson student musicians of all abilities.



Directed by Clayton DeWalt, the Babson Music Collective is dedicated to the rigorous investigation, practice and performance of creative, improvised music. While jazz is our primary focus, we do not exclude any style of music, and are open to musicians of all levels and backgrounds. We play at a number of campus events, from pub shows to student events, with one final concert per semester.

Rehearsal from 7:00-9:00 on Monday nights in the band room in the basement of Park Manor Central. Each semester the band plays several small gigs for on-campus organizations and one semester-end full concert.
For more information, contact Clayton DeWalt at or at