This diverse show features a variety of music from around the Mediterranean, arranged and performed by students under the direction of Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) artistic director Javier Limon and MMI executive director Matthew Nicholl.
Perfect Pitch is the songwriting club's annual contest featuring Berklee's top vocalists singing songs by Berklee songwriters. The contest is judged by a panel of industry experts and songwriting faculty.
With 20 stunning albums, three Grammy nominations, and scores of awards, Joan Armatrading’s subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Her career has seen the birth of classics such as “Love and Affection,” “Down to Zero,” “Me Myself and I,” and many more. Touring solo for the first time after 42 years, Armatrading says she wanted to do something special for her last major tour. “For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar and piano and singing. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience.”
American jazz musician/songwriter/producer Cassandra Wilson celebrates Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday, applying her smoky-smooth delivery to the late master’s jazz hits. The winner of two Grammy awards, three DownBeat Magazine Vocalist of the Year awards, and the first Pulitzer Prize to be given for jazz, Wilson is a musical chameleon, moving between different genres with ease, while reinterpreting much-loved standards with her own unique style.
Singers Showcase, Berklee's premier vocal event, offers a variety of styles and musical settings for some of the college's exceptional singers. The outstanding lead singers are chosen from more than 100 students who audition for a spot in this immensely popular concert.
The Berklee faculty celebrates the 93rd birthday of renowned jazz bassist Charles Mingus. The following performers will be featured: Diane Richardson (voice), Steve Hunt (piano), John Lockwood (bass), Yoron Israel (drums), Matt Marvuglio (flute), Bill Pierce (saxophone), Tiger Okoshi (trumpet), Ricardo Monzon (percussion/vibes), and Rob Thomas (violin). In addition, guest artists Lisa Thorson (voice), Lynne Vadala-Doran (voice), and Sean Fielder (tap), and special guest artist and choreographer Mickey Davidson, will perform.
Berklee’s Composition Department sponsors a songwriting competition featuring finalists in three categories: pop song, theater song, and contemporary art song. Prize-winners will be announced and the evening will also include a performance of Schoenberg’s groundbreaking song cycle, “Pierrot Lunaire,” performed by an all-star Berklee faculty lineup.