Steve Winwood is a pioneer of rock whose music has influenced generations of musicians. In appreciation of the honorary degree Berklee College of Music will award to him on May 10, Winwood is performing a special concert for the Berklee community, featuring hits from the '60s to to his new album 9 Lives in the intimate space of the Berklee Performance Center.
A benefit concert to support jazz outreach in Boston's public schools, featuring former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky with drummer Rakalam Bob Moses, also George Garzone and Friends, the Coltrane EOP Quartet, Marianne Solivan Quartet, and the Berklee City Music All-Stars Quintet, hosted by Eric Jackson of WGBH.
Two bands under the direction of Bob Schlink. The first is the Steve Coleman Ensemble featuring music by Steve Coleman and original pieces by the students. The second band is the Contemporary Fusion Ensemble.