George Zonce, Professor
|Photo by Phil Farnsworth|
"That's the good thing about Berklee—everyone has to play in an ensemble eventually. A lot of programs you don't have to be a player, but of course if you're going to be recording, for example, you should know how things work when it comes to playing an instrument."
"It teaches you to listen. We were playing about two weeks ago and a piano player brought in a different bass player, and he wasn't listening to the rest of us. I said, 'I hate to go into my teaching mode, but you're playing too loud.' I don't think he realized it."
"I play a lot in my ensembles. It teaches them to react to whatever's going on around them. A lot of them close off their ears. They're not really listening; they're just going through the motions. Then there are some kids that you run into that have big ears. We’ve got some really good kids here at Berklee."
- B.M., Berklee College of Music
- Performances with Petula Clark, John Hendricks, Cameron McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Annie Ross, Mel Torme, and Burt Bacharach
- Tours and recordings with Buddy Rich and Jazz in the Classroom series