A selection of some of the best works by students in the gateway class to the jazz composition major, Chord Scales. These compositions are arranged for a six-horn band, and feature a variety of approaches.
The Savory Collection are recordings from a series of 1930s-era radio broadcasts by an audio engineer named William Savory. Live performances given by some of the biggest names in jazz—including Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Billy Holiday—are the foundation of this massive compilation, a collection of nearly 1,000 discs.
These legendary concerts will receive thrillingly new and varied interpretations during an imaginative evening of music featuring two greats—violinist Matt Glaser, artistic director of Berklee's American Roots Music Program; and Trinidad-born trumpeter Etienne Charles, award-winning recording artist/assistant professor of jazz trumpet at the Michigan State University College of Music. Glaser and Charles are taking the classic sounds of Ellington, Basie, Waller, Goodman, Reinhardt, and others, and refracting them through their individual perspectives. Students from the American Roots Music Program will join some of Boston’s best players and National Jazz Museum in Harlem artistic director Loren Schoenberg.
The Berklee Faculty Brass Ensemble will explore three to five student compositions for brass ensemble, with the winning composition to be performed as the processional and recessional at Berklee’s graduation ceremony in May.