Danilo Pérez, Grammy-winning Latin jazz pianist, had this to say; “Marc's music reflects the different possibilities of cultural union and integration, and to me, that's a clear sign of hope for the future." Brad Dechter, composer and Emmy-nominated arranger said: "The natural ease of his (Rossi's) world music-influenced jazz proves that Rossi is a true cultural cosmopolitan. The great Duke Ellington was often described as being Beyond Category; the Marc Rossi Group is, in my humble opinion, Beyond Category.”
The annual Student Composition Awards concert features pieces by three composition majors, including “Claudio and I” for vibraphone and piano by Daniel Koren, “A Grimm Fanfare” for brass quintet by Steven Mills, “String Quartet in One Movement” by Arash Waters, and “Image Scape” for string quartet and harp by Steven Mills.
Faculty pianist Jeff Covell will present a program of jazz standards arranged for piano and saxophone as part of the Piano Department’s KeysFest '08. He will be assisted by outstanding saxophonist Jim Cameron.
The Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee continues with the SFJAZZ Collective, an all-star ensemble featuring alumni Joe Lovano, Matt Penman, and Miguel Zenon alongside Dave Douglas, Eric Harland, Stefon Harris, and Renee Rosnes. Berklee's Monterey Quartet—a student touring group—will open the show.