Visiting Artist News

BeanTown Jazz Festival a Success

October 9, 2012
Boston's biggest block party—the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival—drew 50,000 visitors. This year's festival highlighted women in jazz. 
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Working with Ray Charles

September 26, 2012
Over three days, the American Roots Program at Berklee presented a symposium as a tribute to the late music icon Ray Charles. The panelists at the Working with Ray event talked about their...
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PODCAST: Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio

September 25, 2012
Listen to the title track from a new collaboration featuring a banjo virtuoso and a jazz master.
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Inspired by Ray: Multimedia

September 20, 2012
Watch a video and listen to three radio programs about Ray Charles and the upcoming symposium, Inspired by Ray.
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Signature Music Series Presents Soul, R&B, Salsa, Brazilian and more

August 22, 2012
Concerts in the first half of the season include inspiRAYtion: A Tribute to Ray Charles, Larry Monroe, Luis Enrique, and Marcos Valle.
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Lettuce Brings the Funk Back to the Berklee Performance Center

June 28, 2012
Funk band Lettuce returns to Berklee for a clinic and concert, celebrating their 20th anniversary.
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Inspired by Ray: The Ray Charles Symposium, September 21-23

June 18, 2012
Berklee celebrates Charles with a three-day artistic and academic conference, and a concert featuring Ricky Skaggs, John Scofield, Raul Midón, and others.
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Steve Martin Jams at Berklee

May 31, 2012
The musician and comedian lauded students for their skills as he joined in on an impromptu jam session.
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Rethink Panelists Offer Advice for Musicians Starting Out

May 29, 2012
Panelists distill their wisdom into their top three points for anyone entering the industry in 2012.
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Raul Midón: The Importance of Taking Charge

May 25, 2012
A blind vocalist and guitarist who has made his way in the sighted musical world works with students.
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