Clinics and Master Classes

Eric Krasno

Wednesday / October 16, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno will give a clinic for all instrumentalists. Topics will include ensemble playing, getting a band playing together, and soloing. He will perform with a guitar faculty Jeffrey Lockhart and a student band.

Admission: 
Free

Neil Jacobson, Senior Vice President of Interscope Records

Monday / October 7, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Music Business Management hosts Neil Jacobson's visit to a section of their Intro to Music Business class for a discussion and Q&A about the current state of labels and the music industry.

Admission: 
Free

Donald Brown Clinic

Wednesday / October 9, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Donald Brown will present a clinic/performance on jazz interpretation, improvisation, and composition.

Admission: 
Free

Melissa Aldana

Wednesday / October 9, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana graduated from Berklee in 2009 and recorded her first two albums, Free Fall and Second Cycle, for Greg Osby's Inner Circle Music label. In September, she won first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. 

She currently lives in Manhattan and has become part of the city's jazz scene, performing with some of the greatest contemporary jazz artists—Benny Golson, Greg Osby, George Garzone, Francisco Mela, and Antonio Sanchez—and playing in some of the jazz's best-known venues, including Blue Note, Iridium, Jazz Gallery, and Lincoln Center.

Aldana will talk about her time at Berklee and how she started her career in New York City. She will also be giving a master class with a student band lead by Edmar Colon.

Admission: 
Free

Neil Jacobson, Senior Vice President of Interscope Records

Monday / October 7, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Music Business Management hosts Neil Jacobson's visit to a section of their Intro to Music Business class for a discussion and Q&A about the current state of labels and the music industry.

Admission: 
Free

Minamo: Experimental Electronic Music from Japan

Thursday / October 3, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Formed in 1999 by Keiichi Sugimoto and Tetsuro Yasunaga, Minamo has performed and collaborated with some of the most important artists in ambient electronic music, such as Taylor Deupree, Lawrence English, Microstoria, Oren Ambarchi, and Ikue Mori, among others. The artists in Minamo are staples for the respected independent 12K record label.

This event, hosted by percussion professor Steve Wilkes and sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, includes a performance as well as a discussion of Minamo’s artistic process, which combines electronic and acoustic music at the intersection of composition and improvisation.

Admission: 
Free

Dave Ellefson, Megadeth Bass and Beyond

Wednesday / September 25, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson returns to Berklee by popular demand to share his virtuosity and experience. Also, there will be some fun jamming with Ellefson, Steve Bailey (chair of the Bass Department) and maybe you!

Admission: 
Free

Harp Clinic

Tuesday / October 22, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Annual instrumental writing clinic directed by internationally known harpist, author, and educator Felice Pomeranz. The clinic will highlight fundamental issues writers encounter when composing music for harp, and explain how to orchestrate music using this wonderful instrument.

Admission: 
Free

Christian Scott Master Class

Friday / September 27, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This Christian Scott master class is sponsored by the Brass Department, featuring a student band.

Born in New Orleans, Christian Scott received his first trumpet at age 12 as a gift from his mother and grandmother. Since Scott's uncle was modern jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison, it was no surprise that Scott soon became very proficient on the trumpet, so good, in fact, that Harrison began having him play at his gigs. Following in his uncle's footsteps, Scott enrolled at the prestigious New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and then at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he received a full scholarship. 

At Berklee, he was selected to be part of the Berklee Monterey Quartet in 2004, chosen from the school's finest musicians, and played at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Though Scott had already appeared on his uncle's 2002 album, Real Life Stories, he made his major-label solo debut at age 22 on Concord Jazz, with 2006's Rewind That. The record combined rock and R&B motifs with modern jazz, featured Harrison as a guest performer, and was nominated for a Grammy later that year. Scott returned in 2007 with Anthem, a passionate response to the suffering of his fellow New Orleanians post-Hurricane Katrina. In 2010, Scott released his third studio album, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow. His musical ambition manifested itself expansively in 2012 with the release of his fifth album, the double-disc Christian a Tunde Adjuah.

Admission: 
Free

Alejandro Sanz Clinic

Tuesday / November 5, 2013 / 1:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Alejandro Sanz

This workshop for Berklee students features Alejandro Sanz, one of the most internationally renowned Latin music artists of all time. Sanz is respected as both a songwriter and a musician, and has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide throughout his career and has released 15 albums, all certified multi-platinum in Spain, Latin America, and the U.S. He has collaborated with Tony Bennett, the Corrs, Alicia Keys, Shakira, and Rene from Calle 13, among others. On November 12, he will release the live album La Música No Se Toca, a CD/DVD that captures one unforgettable stop – in Sevilla, Spain – on Sanz’s recent international tour.

A Berklee ID is required for admission.

Admission: 
Free. Berklee ID required for admission.

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