Alumni News

PODCAST: Evolfo Doofeht

April 17, 2014

Formed in 2009 as the house band for a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Evolfo Doofeht is loaded with Berklee alumni, including Kai Sorensen ’13 on trumpet and vocals, Julian Moore ’13 on drums, Rafferty Swink ’13 on keyboards...

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Cristina Vaira '13 - Getting Back to What Matters

April 11, 2014

Most performers have had nightmares about bombing in front of a panel of celebrity judges, but for one Berklee alumna, it was a dream come true.

Cristian Vaira, a native of Italy,...

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Brian Marquis ’01–Making His Own Luck

April 11, 2014

Whether it’s picking up a new instrument to join a band or talking his way onto the Warped tour as a producer, Brian Marquis '01...

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Ryan O'Connor '06: Changing the Game

April 9, 2014

Alumnus Ryan O’Connor graduated in 2006 with a degree in music business and a passion for gigging on the drums, and has harnessed those abilities as head of business development for WillCall...

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PODCAST: The Jitterbug Vipers

March 25, 2014

Sarah Sharp and Masumi Jones, 1997 alumnae, are the Berklee half of the Jitterbug Vipers, a magnificently weird quartet from Austin, Texas. The group specializes in ‘viper jazz,’ an idiosyncratic hybrid genre that recalls country, swing, and...

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PODCAST: The Field Effect

March 13, 2014

The Field Effect is a rock quartet featuring four Berklee alumni with a passion for well-crafted songs filled with introspective lyrics, infectious melodies, and ferocious rhythms. The song featured in this podcast, "Ogunquit, ME," earned...

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Dream Theater to Perform Student's Arrangements at Opera House Show

March 11, 2014

Before he became a Berklee student, Turkish pianist and composer Eren ...

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The Checkout - Live at Berklee: Matthew Stevens Quintet

March 11, 2014

Presented by Berklee, NPR Music, and WBGO FM, The Checkout - Live at Berklee, brings critically acclaimed alumni back to their alma mater for intimate concerts at Cafe 939. The series continues on Wednesday, April 2, with guitarist Matthew...

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Alumni and Students Hit SXSW Stages

March 10, 2014

This year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival events include a large number of Berklee alumni, students, faculty, and staff performing and speaking, including Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons, opening for Coldplay. Other...

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Inside Berklee PODCAST: Bill Banfield

March 10, 2014

In 2005, professor Bill Banfield launched a weekly series at Bob the Chef's (now Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen) in Boston's South End, featuring alumni, student, and faculty jazz musicians. Their collaboration created a new kind...

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