Berklee World Jazz Octet
Derby Square, Salem
Salem, MA, 01970
Berklee's renowned ensemble, directed by Alain Mallet and Jamey Haddad, features Berklee students from Canada, Mexico, Lithuania, Spain, Israel, and the U.S. With unique instrumentation, including voice, violin, reeds, and a rhythm section, and students from the world over, the octet's rich, improvised music reflects the musical and cultural diversity of its members.
The ensemble is also an intensive course at Berklee, team-taught by pianist Alain Mallet (Paul Simon, Paquito D'Rivera, Madeleine Peyroux, Phil Woods) and percussionist Jamey Haddad (James Taylor, Paul Simon, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Winter). The band performs compositions by Mallet, current ensemble members, and Berklee alumni.