Clinics and Master Classes

Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Featuring Peter Erskine

Wednesday / September 28, 2011 / 2:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Peter Erskine has played drums since the age of four and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical contexts. He appears on over 500 albums and film scores, and has won two Grammy Awards, plus an honorary doctorate from Berklee (1992).

Thirty albums have been released under his own name or as coleader. He has played with the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson Big Bands, Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Kenny Wheeler, the Brecker Brothers, the Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny and Gary Burton, and John Scofield, and has appeared as a soloist with the London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Frankfurt Radio, Scottish Chamber, Royal Opera House, BBC Symphony, and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras. Erskine premiered the double percussion concerto Fractured Lines, composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage, at the BBC Proms with Andrew Davis conducting, and has collaborated frequently with Sir Simon Rattle. He has been voted Best Jazz Drummer of the Year ten times by the readers of Modern Drummer magazine.

Erskine graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and studied at Indiana University under George Gaber. In 1972 he commenced his pro career playing with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Four years later, he joined Maynard Ferguson before working with Jaco Pastorius in Weather Report and moving to Los Angeles. He recorded five albums with the band. He won his first Grammy Award with their album 8.30. During this time in LA, he also worked with Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Farrell, and George Cables. Erskine then moved to New York, where he worked for five years with such musicians as Michael Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Eddie Gomez, and Eliane Elias in Steps Ahead; John Scofield, Bill Frisell, and Marc Johnson in the legendary group Bass Desires; the John Abercrombie Trio; and Bob Mintzer's Big Band.

Erskine's lived in LA since 1987 but has been travelling around the world all of that time, working with such artists as Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell, Vince Mendoza, Steely Dan, and European musicians Jan Garbarek, Kenny Wheeler, Palle Danielsson, John Taylor, Kate Bush, Nguyen Lê, and the Norrbotten Big Band in Sweden, plus Sadao Watanabe in Japan. He won his second Grammy Award as the drummer of the WDR big band in Köln along with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Vince Mendoza, and others for the Some Skunk Funk album. Meanwhile, Erskine keeps busy in LA with such artists as Alan Pasqua, Bob Sheppard, and Bob Mintzer as well as playing in studios. Films where his drumming can be heard include Memoirs of a Geisha, the new Pink Panther films, and all three of the Austin Powers movies, plus the title music of the upcoming Steven Spielberg/John Williams collaboration The Adventures of Tintin.

Erskine produces jazz recordings for his record label, Fuzzy Music, and is an active author with several books to his credit. The latest titles include Time Awareness for All Musicians and Essential Drum Fills. He is currently professor of practice and director of drum set studies at the University of Southern California. His latest album, Joy Luck, is available from Fuzzy Music, featuring two Berklee alumni, Vardan Ovsepian and Damian Erskine, in his new trio. His latest educational effort is the launching of timeawareness.com, an online educational resource for all musicians.

Admission: 

Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Featuring Peter Erskine

Tuesday / September 27, 2011 / 2:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Peter Erskine has played drums since the age of four and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical contexts. He appears on over 500 albums and film scores, and has won two Grammy Awards, plus an honorary doctorate from Berklee (1992).

Thirty albums have been released under his own name or as coleader. He has played with the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson Big Bands, Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Kenny Wheeler, the Brecker Brothers, the Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny and Gary Burton, and John Scofield, and has appeared as a soloist with the London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Frankfurt Radio, Scottish Chamber, Royal Opera House, BBC Symphony, and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras. Erskine premiered the double percussion concerto Fractured Lines, composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage, at the BBC Proms with Andrew Davis conducting, and has collaborated frequently with Sir Simon Rattle. He has been voted Best Jazz Drummer of the Year ten times by the readers of Modern Drummer magazine.

Erskine graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and studied at Indiana University under George Gaber. In 1972 he commenced his pro career playing with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Four years later, he joined Maynard Ferguson before working with Jaco Pastorius in Weather Report and moving to Los Angeles. He recorded five albums with the band. He won his first Grammy Award with their album 8.30. During this time in LA, he also worked with Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Farrell, and George Cables. Erskine then moved to New York, where he worked for five years with such musicians as Michael Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Eddie Gomez, and Eliane Elias in Steps Ahead; John Scofield, Bill Frisell, and Marc Johnson in the legendary group Bass Desires; the John Abercrombie Trio; and Bob Mintzer's Big Band.

Erskine's lived in LA since 1987 but has been travelling around the world all of that time, working with such artists as Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell, Vince Mendoza, Steely Dan, and European musicians Jan Garbarek, Kenny Wheeler, Palle Danielsson, John Taylor, Kate Bush, Nguyen Lê, and the Norrbotten Big Band in Sweden, plus Sadao Watanabe in Japan. He won his second Grammy Award as the drummer of the WDR big band in Köln along with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Vince Mendoza, and others for the Some Skunk Funk album. Meanwhile, Erskine keeps busy in LA with such artists as Alan Pasqua, Bob Sheppard, and Bob Mintzer as well as playing in studios. Films where his drumming can be heard include Memoirs of a Geisha, the new Pink Panther films, and all three of the Austin Powers movies, plus the title music of the upcoming Steven Spielberg/John Williams collaboration The Adventures of Tintin.

Erskine produces jazz recordings for his record label, Fuzzy Music, and is an active author with several books to his credit. The latest titles include Time Awareness for All Musicians and Essential Drum Fills. He is currently professor of practice and director of drum set studies at the University of Southern California. His latest album, Joy Luck, is available from Fuzzy Music, featuring two Berklee alumni, Vardan Ovsepian and Damian Erskine, in his new trio. His latest educational effort is the launching of timeawareness.com, an online educational resource for all musicians.

Admission: 

Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Featuring Peter Erskine

Tuesday / September 27, 2011 / 11:00 am
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Peter Erskine has played drums since the age of four and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical contexts. He appears on over 500 albums and film scores, and has won two Grammy Awards, plus an honorary doctorate from Berklee (1992).

Thirty albums have been released under his own name or as coleader. He has played with the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson Big Bands, Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Kenny Wheeler, the Brecker Brothers, the Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny and Gary Burton, and John Scofield, and has appeared as a soloist with the London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Frankfurt Radio, Scottish Chamber, Royal Opera House, BBC Symphony, and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras. Erskine premiered the double percussion concerto Fractured Lines, composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage, at the BBC Proms with Andrew Davis conducting, and has collaborated frequently with Sir Simon Rattle. He has been voted Best Jazz Drummer of the Year ten times by the readers of Modern Drummer magazine.

Erskine graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and studied at Indiana University under George Gaber. In 1972 he commenced his pro career playing with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Four years later, he joined Maynard Ferguson before working with Jaco Pastorius in Weather Report and moving to Los Angeles. He recorded five albums with the band. He won his first Grammy Award with their album 8.30. During this time in LA, he also worked with Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Farrell, and George Cables. Erskine then moved to New York, where he worked for five years with such musicians as Michael Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Eddie Gomez, and Eliane Elias in Steps Ahead; John Scofield, Bill Frisell, and Marc Johnson in the legendary group Bass Desires; the John Abercrombie Trio; and Bob Mintzer's Big Band.

Erskine's lived in LA since 1987 but has been travelling around the world all of that time, working with such artists as Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell, Vince Mendoza, Steely Dan, and European musicians Jan Garbarek, Kenny Wheeler, Palle Danielsson, John Taylor, Kate Bush, Nguyen Lê, and the Norrbotten Big Band in Sweden, plus Sadao Watanabe in Japan. He won his second Grammy Award as the drummer of the WDR big band in Köln along with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Vince Mendoza, and others for the Some Skunk Funk album. Meanwhile, Erskine keeps busy in LA with such artists as Alan Pasqua, Bob Sheppard, and Bob Mintzer as well as playing in studios. Films where his drumming can be heard include Memoirs of a Geisha, the new Pink Panther films, and all three of the Austin Powers movies, plus the title music of the upcoming Steven Spielberg/John Williams collaboration The Adventures of Tintin.

Erskine produces jazz recordings for his record label, Fuzzy Music, and is an active author with several books to his credit. The latest titles include Time Awareness for All Musicians and Essential Drum Fills. He is currently professor of practice and director of drum set studies at the University of Southern California. His latest album, Joy Luck, is available from Fuzzy Music, featuring two Berklee alumni, Vardan Ovsepian and Damian Erskine, in his new trio. His latest educational effort is the launching of timeawareness.com, an online educational resource for all musicians.

Admission: 

Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Featuring Peter Erskine

Monday / September 26, 2011 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Peter Erskine has played drums since the age of four and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical contexts. He appears on over 500 albums and film scores, and has won two Grammy Awards, plus an honorary doctorate from Berklee (1992).

Thirty albums have been released under his own name or as coleader. He has played with the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson Big Bands, Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Kenny Wheeler, the Brecker Brothers, the Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny and Gary Burton, and John Scofield, and has appeared as a soloist with the London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Frankfurt Radio, Scottish Chamber, Royal Opera House, BBC Symphony, and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras. Erskine premiered the double percussion concerto Fractured Lines, composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage, at the BBC Proms with Andrew Davis conducting, and has collaborated frequently with Sir Simon Rattle. He has been voted Best Jazz Drummer of the Year ten times by the readers of Modern Drummer magazine.

Erskine graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and studied at Indiana University under George Gaber. In 1972 he commenced his pro career playing with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Four years later, he joined Maynard Ferguson before working with Jaco Pastorius in Weather Report and moving to Los Angeles. He recorded five albums with the band. He won his first Grammy Award with their album 8.30. During this time in LA, he also worked with Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Farrell, and George Cables. Erskine then moved to New York, where he worked for five years with such musicians as Michael Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Eddie Gomez, and Eliane Elias in Steps Ahead; John Scofield, Bill Frisell, and Marc Johnson in the legendary group Bass Desires; the John Abercrombie Trio; and Bob Mintzer's Big Band.

Erskine's lived in LA since 1987 but has been travelling around the world all of that time, working with such artists as Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell, Vince Mendoza, Steely Dan, and European musicians Jan Garbarek, Kenny Wheeler, Palle Danielsson, John Taylor, Kate Bush, Nguyen Lê, and the Norrbotten Big Band in Sweden, plus Sadao Watanabe in Japan. He won his second Grammy Award as the drummer of the WDR big band in Köln along with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Vince Mendoza, and others for the Some Skunk Funk album. Meanwhile, Erskine keeps busy in LA with such artists as Alan Pasqua, Bob Sheppard, and Bob Mintzer as well as playing in studios. Films where his drumming can be heard include Memoirs of a Geisha, the new Pink Panther films, and all three of the Austin Powers movies, plus the title music of the upcoming Steven Spielberg/John Williams collaboration The Adventures of Tintin.

Erskine produces jazz recordings for his record label, Fuzzy Music, and is an active author with several books to his credit. The latest titles include Time Awareness for All Musicians and Essential Drum Fills. He is currently professor of practice and director of drum set studies at the University of Southern California. His latest album, Joy Luck, is available from Fuzzy Music, featuring two Berklee alumni, Vardan Ovsepian and Damian Erskine, in his new trio. His latest educational effort is the launching of timeawareness.com, an online educational resource for all musicians.

Admission: 

Stanton Moore

Tuesday / November 15, 2011 / 12:00 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Born and raised in New Orleans, Stanton Moore is a dedicated drummer and performer especially connected to the city, its culture, and its collaborative spirit. Driven and inspired by the thriving music scene of his hometown, which includes such greats as Professor Longhair, Doctor John, and the Meters, Moore's name is now mentioned amongst these Big Easy mainstays.

In the early '90s, Moore helped found the New Orleans–based essential funk band Galactic. Their first album, 1996's widely acclaimed Coolin' Off led to an intense tour schedule of nearly 200 gigs a year for the next 10 years. Building on their fan base by adding an esteemed list of all-star collaborations to the six albums that followed, Galactic continues to amass a worldwide audience via recording and touring globally.

Moore launched his solo career in 1998 aided by eight-string guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter and saxophonist Skerik (Les Claypool, John Scofield, Roger Waters). The group recorded All Kooked Out!, featuring a handful of local New Orleans musicians as well.

In the midst of these recording sessions yet another concept was taking shape. Outtakes turned into the first Garage à Trois release, Mysteryfunk (1999). In 2000 the trio, led by Moore behind the drum kit, was joined by percussionist Mike Dillon (Les Claypool, Ani DiFranco) and has since released three more albums: Emphasizer in 2003, Outre Mer in 2005, and Power Patriot in 2009.

Moore extended his solo discography with the release of Flyin' the Koop (Verve/Blue Thumb) in 2001 and III (Telarc) in 2006. Following the latter, Modern Drummer called Moore's trademark sound "infectious, jazz-meets-Bonham, nouveau second-line." Recorded at the legendary Preservation Hall in New Orleans, III featured organist Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars, the Head Hunters) and guitarist Will Bernard (T.J. Kirk, Doctor Lonnie Smith) as the Stanton Moore Trio, with special guests Skerik and trombonist Mark Mullins (Galactic, Bonerama, Harry Connick Jr., Better Than Ezra).

In 2008, Moore looked to continue his scaled-back session crew with Walter and Bernard to record Emphasis! (on parenthesis). Says Moore, "When it came time to do another record, I had already known for a while that I wanted to build on the momentum of this band—three musicians who were becoming a unit unto themselves—and I wanted to get a little more adventurous with the music itself."

In April 2010, Moore released Groove Alchemy. The 12-track set is the culmination of Moore's multimedia project that also includes an instructional book and DVD of the same name. All three facets of the project are designed to explore the roots of funk drumming by examining the work of pioneers like Jabo Starks, Clyde Stubblefield, and Zigaboo Modeliste—each of whom made their mark at different times throughout the 1960s as the engines driving James Brown's and the Meters' legendary rhythm sections—and in turn tracing their influences back to the rhythms coming out of New Orleans in the earlier part of the 20th century. Recorded at Levon Helm's studio in Woodstock, New York, this project is the follow-up to the widely acclaimed Take it to the Street DVD and book that focused specifically on New Orleans drumming styles.

Showing his outstanding versatility, Moore has appeared on heavy metal Grammy nominees Corrosion of Conformity's In the Arms of God, Irma Thomas's After the Rain (winning a Grammy in the process), Robert Walter's Super Heavy Organ, Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Boots Riley's (the Coup) Street Sweeper Social Club, Will Bernard's Blue Plate Special, Diane Birch's Bible Belt, Alec Ounsworth's (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) Mo Beauty, and Joss Stone's Colour Me Free!. He continues to play dates globally with an ever-evolving cast of musicians including John Scofield; Karl Denson; George Porter Jr. and Leo Nocentelli (of the Meters); Charlie Hunter; Warren Haynes; John Medeski and Chris Wood (of Medeski, Martin and Wood); Donald Harrison Jr.; Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dr. John, Tab Benoit, and Robert Walter; the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars; and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, to name a few.

With a bachelor's degree in music and business from Loyola University, Moore stays involved in education by constantly giving clinics and teaching master classes and  private lessons all over the world. He has been a contributing writer for Drum!Modern Drummer, and DownBeat magazines. To date Moore has been featured on the covers of 12 drum publications worldwide.

In 2005, he launched a signature line of cymbals with Bosphorus Cymbals and a signature drumstick with the Vic Firth stick company. In 2009, Moore developed his own drum company to introduce his signature titanium snare drum that he designed in conjunction with Ronn Dunnett. In 2010, Moore collaborated with Gretsch Drums to design and launch his new 4.5" x 14" signature wood snare drum. In 2011, Moore and LP introduced the new signature pandeiro that created to be used as an accessory piece for the drumset. 

Deeply affected by Katrina and its aftermath, Moore was quick to lend a hand by spearheading the Tipitina's Music Workshop, free Sunday seminars that cater to children and a rotating cast of well-known professionals to promote the preservation of New Orleans music. He also set up the Staletta Fund, a scholarship started by he and his wife Aletta to help cover costs for aspiring students to attend jazz camps and auditions and further their education.  

Moore stays active as a spokesperson for the Gulf Restoration Network and is a regular proponent of and player with the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars. Additionally he serves on the board of directors for the Roots of Music, a free music education and academic mentoring program founded by Derrick Tabb, drummer for Rebirth Brass Band and recent nominee for CNN's Heroes awards.

Galactic's next record, Ya-ka-may, will be released February 2010, and Moore steps into the role of producer on Anders Osborne's next record due out next spring.

Admission: 

Guthrie Govan

Friday / September 30, 2011 / 4:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Guthrie Govan, hailing from Chelmsford, U.K., is arguably the most exciting and significant new guitarist to emerge in the rock/fusion guitar scene in many years. A brilliant virtuoso who is at home in a variety of musical genres and styles, Govan combines astonishing technique with vast theoretical knowledge, down-to-earth feel, sophisticated harmonic vocabulary, and superb improvisation abilities with a penchant for memorable melodies and a woody, organic tone. Whether it's mainstream shred rock à la G3, fusion jazz, chicken-picking country, groove-driven funk, down-home blues, or whatever other style you could think of, Govan does them all and does so extremely well.

Govan started playing at the age of 3 and was on national British TV for his guitar prowess by the time he was 8. In 1993, he won the Guitarist of the Year contest sponsored by U.K.'s Guitarist magazine, started teaching at the U.K.'s prestigious Academy of Contemporary Music, and began writing for Guitar Techniques magazine.

Govan has recently released his long-awaited debut solo album Erotic Cakes and was featured on the new highly successful album Six String Theory produced by Lee Ritenour. He has also been playing and recording with eclectic mash-pop collective the Young Punx (live electronica) and touring with Dizzee Rascal, the U.K.'s foremost grime/rap artist whose last three singles all reached the no. 1 spot on the U.K. charts. Currently, Govan is keeping busy with product clinics, educational workshops, magazine interviews, and work with his new band, the Aristocrats.

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Marco Minneman

Friday / September 30, 2011 / 1:00 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

German native Marco Minnemann is looked upon by his peers as one of the most gifted, innovative, cutting-edge drummers on the international music scene today. He has won numerous awards for his educational drum books and videos and was recently featured on the cover of the world's number one drum magazine, Modern Drummer. Minnemann's unusual drum kit setup, which includes an array of multiple foot pedals, Gong drum, electronics, and unique cymbal configurations, combined with his amazing, extreme interdependence skills has propelled him to superstar status among today's elite drumming royalty. His total command of four-way independence is unequaled, and his over-the-top drumming creations are simply mind-boggling. He is a total drumming super freak.

In 2006, Minnemann was invited to perform on a rare world clinic tour with legendary drummer Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons, Brecker Bros.) and drumming great Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth). His top-selling instructional book, Maximum Minnemann was recently voted in the Top Five Best Educational Books in the Modern Drummer 2007 Readers Poll, and his most recent DVD, The Marco Show (DW DVD), features riveting performances with artists Mike Keneally (guitar), Bryan Beller (bass), and the legendary Buddy Rich Big Band. Marco Minnemann continues to redefine drumming and solidify his place in music history with a truly unique voice and an undisputed talent, as one of the greatest drummers and innovative composers the world has ever witnessed.

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Bryan Beller

Friday / September 30, 2011 / 1:00 pm
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Bryan Beller has maintained a frenetic, multi-faceted career as a bassist, composer, writer, and clinician for nearly 20 years, earning a reputation as a uniquely talented yet supremely tasteful hired-gun bassist for adventurous rock guitarists and singer-songwriters alike.

He was Steve Vai's choice on bass for the live CD/DVD Where the Wild Things Are; bassist for the "band" Dethklok, a tongue-in-cheek extreme metal band borne of the hit show Metalocalypse; and a new fusion power trio called the Aristocrats with the recent Guitar Player cover-gracing Guthrie Govan and renowned drummer Marco Minnemann. He's also been a musical partner of guitarist Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa) for 17 years, twelve albums, countless tours, and millions of notes.

On his own, Beller released his debut solo album, the jazz/rock-flavored View, in late 2003 to widespread critical acclaim, and his most recent album, Thanks in Advance (2008), set the bar even higher.

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Rhiannon

Wednesday / September 28, 2011 / 7:00 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer, and master teacher, Rhiannon has been bringing her unique and potent blend of jazz, world music, improvisation, and storytelling to audiences for more than three decades. From her stellar collaborations with the all-women's jazz ensemble Alive! to a cappella ensemble SoVoSó to Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra to her groundbreaking solo and ensemble performances, Rhiannon enthralls and inspires her audiences.

In addition to her ongoing solo performing and recording career, and her current ensemble projects, Rhiannon enjoys a longtime musical collaboration with vocal improvisation master McFerrin. Since 1986 she has been a member of his 12-voice orchestra, Voicestra. In 1997 Rhiannon recorded Circlesongs with McFerrin, and has been a featured soloist on annual U.S. and European Voicestra tours. She currently performs completely improvised concerts with two brilliant instrumental trios-one on each coast of the U.S.-as well as with WeBe3, a unique and compelling a cappella ensemble with fellow Voicestra members Joey Blake and David Worm. They released their first CD in May 2008, WeBe3 Live and Improvised: World Tour 2007

Admission: 

Rhiannon

Wednesday / September 21, 2011 / 1:00 pm
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer, and master teacher, Rhiannon has been bringing her unique and potent blend of jazz, world music, improvisation, and storytelling to audiences for more than three decades. From her stellar collaborations with the all-women's jazz ensemble Alive! to a cappella ensemble SoVoSó to Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra to her groundbreaking solo and ensemble performances, Rhiannon enthralls and inspires her audiences.

In addition to her ongoing solo performing and recording career, and her current ensemble projects, Rhiannon enjoys a longtime musical collaboration with vocal improvisation master McFerrin. Since 1986 she has been a member of his 12-voice orchestra, Voicestra. In 1997 Rhiannon recorded Circlesongs with McFerrin, and has been a featured soloist on annual U.S. and European Voicestra tours. She currently performs completely improvised concerts with two brilliant instrumental trios-one on each coast of the U.S.—as well as with WeBe3, a unique and compelling a cappella ensemble with fellow Voicestra members Joey Blake and David Worm. They released their first CD in May 2008, WeBe3 Live and Improvised: World Tour 2007

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