Clinics and Master Classes

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) Presents Danilo Perez

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 10:00 a.m.
Fordham Road Studio
25 Fordham Road
Allston
MA
02134

A hands-on music laboratory focusing on the historic and creative development of global jazz, from Africa to Europe and the Americas.

Admission: 
Free

Henrique De Almeida Drum Set Clinic: Versatility and Flexibility

Friday / April 4, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drum set artist and associate professor Henrique De Almeida will present a drum set clinic and performance titled Versatility and Flexibility. He will be performing examples with his quartet World News, featuring Daniel Smith on saxophone, Daniel Day on bass, and Leo Blanco on keys.

Admission: 
Free

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) Presents: Creativity and Expression in the Arts, an Interactive Composition Workshop with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and Anthony Scibilia

Tuesday / April 22, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

In this workshop, students from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute will perform and present their compositions to BGJI faculty members Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and Anthony Scibilia and receive their feedback in front of the audience.

This workshop is part of the BGJI class Creativity and Expression in the Arts, where students explore the many conversations that occur between works of visual art and music. Most immediately, students compose, improvise, and perform musical works and arrangements based on specific examples of painting, photography, sculpture, and hybrid art forms on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. On another, more abstract level, students are asked to think about the structural and poetic correspondences that exist between works of visual art and musical works. Painting and photography form two strong points of focus for this class; still, the nature of our explorations demand a wide and generous appraisal of other art forms, including sculpture, architecture, poetry, poetic prose, as well as historical and critical texts, as these allow us to comprehend our primary objects of inquiry more clearly. In addition to composing and performing musical works, students reflect on their own process in writing.

Admission: 
Free

Bob Tamagni: Chart Reading for Fun and Profit

Thursday / April 3, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

A clinic for drummers on chart reading and interpretation presented by faculty drummer Bob Tamagni.

Admission: 
Free

Fabio Rojas: Afro-Venezuelan Rhythms Applied to Jazz

Thursday / April 3, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Jazz drummer Fabio Rojas will teach Venezuelan rhythms from the roots toward incorporating them in a jazz format as well as soloing, blending both vocabularies. Other topics include drum set exercises that implement Venezuelan rhythms in a regular practice routine.

Admission: 
Free

Dawaun Parker: Art of Production

Monday / April 14, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Dawaun Parker is an American record producer and artist. After attending Berklee on a full scholarship, Parker got his start professionally as a staff songwriter and producer for Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment label. Under the aegis of Dr. Dre, Parker has written and produced for Eminem, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg, among others. Parker contributed several songs on Busta Rhymes' #1 album, The Big Bang, as well as Jay-Z's return record, Kingdom Come, which included the single, "Lost Ones." In 2009, Parker co-wrote the #1, Grammy award-winning single, "Crack A Bottle" by Eminem, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent, and co-produced nearly every track on Eminem's album Relapse, which also won the Best Rap Album. Parker earned his third Grammy again working with Eminem in 2010 on the album Recovery. At the top of 2014, Parker executive-produced "ETHER", the debut project from Phil Beaudreau, the first and flagship artist on Parker's imprint High Renaissance. Most recently, Parker earned another Grammy nomination for being a producer on the Album-of-the-Year-nominated Good Kid m.A.A.d City by Kendrick Lamar.

 

Admission: 
Free

Percussion Days: African Rhythms on Drum Set

Friday / April 4, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Ewe and Dagomba rhythms from Ghana adapted for the drum-set: This seminar will focus on speaking traditional drums languages to represent each limb, establishing high levels of independence, cross-rhythm, and groove. Repertoire will be presented in traditional contexts, followed by contemporary approaches on kit.

Admission: 
Free

Percussion Days: Bob Gullotti Clinic on Textures

Thursday / April 3, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Percussion professor Bob Gullotti will give a drum set clinic on textures and colors.

Admission: 
Free

John Clayton: Words and Tones

Thursday / April 10, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

John Clayton, Grammy award winning bassist, composer/arranger, and educator, engages with Berklee reVERB student poets to explore improvisation with music and spoken word.

Admission: 
Free

Pizzi-Arco: A Bass Clinic with John Clayton

Thursday / April 10, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Steve Bailey, Chair of the Bass Department, and John Clayton, Grammy award winning bassist, composer/arranger, educator, present an “education BASSed” clinic full of tips, strategies, and lessons learned from experience.

Admission: 
Free

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