Acclaimed for its passionately authentic flamenco, Paco Pena's A Compas (In the Rhythm) brings to the stage a true interpretation of what flamenco represents: a spontaneous collaboration among dancers, singers, and musicians.
The inaugural Berklee jazz series was so successful that Berklee and the Arsenal Center for the Arts are presenting a new series for the winter and spring. The Bruno Råberg Quartet includes Noah Preminger (saxophone), Ben Monder (guitar), Ted Poor (drums), and Bruno Råberg (bass). Learn more.
Mint Condition is known for its great musicianship and dazzling live shows. Tonight the band will stretch out even further to show how jazz informs its sound. The group helps kick off the performance and lecture series Jazz as Culture, Language, Being, and Music, presented by Berklee's Africana Studies/Music and Society initiative. Read more about the concert.
Berklee alumnus Kendrick Oliver, who first led a big band 15 years ago during his sophomore year, combines go-for-broke swing and orchestral punch with a dose of spiritual uplift as the bandleader of the New Life Jazz Orchestra. Read more about the series.
The Berklee Writing Division presents VGO: The Video Game Orchestra. As video games attract an ever-increasing audience, the accompanying music is generating a growing audience as well. VGO is the first and only student orchestra to showcase these interactive media compositions.
Once a month, Berklee student performers with innovative original music representing a wide range of styles perform in the State Street Corporation Lobby at the ICA. The Water Café by Wolfgang Puck serves refreshments.
Manami Morita was born in Saitama, Japan in 1984. She started to play the classical piano at 4 years old. At that time, she hated piano lessons because the classical piano didn't attract her. On the other hand, she loved to play just as she liked and felt. At the age of 13, she met jazz. Though she had never had a chance to study music as education, in 2004, she fortunately got a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music and decided to change her life (she thought of becoming an English teacher or a flight attendant) by coming to the United States. In 2006, she started her career at Berklee and to seach her own music based on jazz. In 2007, she was selected as one of the four featured pianists at Berklee and awarded Mary Jane Earnhart Endowed Scholarship. Also, in 2008, she was honorably selected as the year's representative of Jazz Composition Department at Berklee from its faculty members and awarded the Herb Pomeroy Award.