Remember Gregorian chant, Josquin des Prez, and that old crackerjack Ludwig van B. from History of Western Music classes? No? That’s all right—Quinn’s senior recital has no prerequisites and is electable by all majors! Join guitarist Quinn Jacobs and his merry band of thieves as they pilfer wonderful melodies and harmonies from the history books and turn them into fat beats. These fresh arrangements of troubadour songs, symphonies, and arias will at the very least distract you from your phone for 60 minutes.
One of the most eclectic and prolific artists in rock music, Steven Wilson has been writing, recording, and producing music continuously since the age of 10. He is perhaps best known as the lead guitarist/singer and songwriter for progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, but his projects are numerous, including collaborations with Israeli superstar Aviv Geffen, Blackfield, and a long-running partnership with Tim Bowness. Wilson comes to the Berklee Performance Center in support of his third solo album, The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories).
The Guitar Artist Ensemble: Be-Bop Guitars is a guitar ensemble featuring five of Berklee's best guitar players with rhythm section featuring arrangements written specifically for the group. The band plays mainstream and contemporary jazz, Latin and blues grooves.