| March 2007

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March 2007

Paula Cole
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Berklee has more than its share of dedicated alumni, and this month some of them return to the college to show students how it's done. Christine Fawson joins students onstage for the 10th annual Women Musicians Network Concert, Delfeayo Marsalis and Terri Lyne Carrington present clinics as part of the High School Jazz Festival, and Bleu performs alongside students at the Pop/Rock Live Concert. Student and alumni bands also travel to Austin, Texas to perform a tribute to keynote speaker Pete Townshend at South by Southwest.

And speaking of alumni, read on to find out what Paula Cole's been up to lately, how Greg Osby survived his early years in the music business, and which alumni band made a surprise appearance at a Heavy Rotation Records CD release concert.

The Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee

The college's annual live music series returns, with lead sponsorship from Sovereign Bank. The 2006–2007 series promises to be the most eclectic and innovative yet.

March 29, 2007 International Night
Berklee's 21st Annual International Night features Berklee students from around the world performing in a variety of styles. Countries represented in recent years include Argentina, Bulgaria, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Turkey, and the U.S.

General admission tickets are $15. Purchase tickets at the Berklee Performance Center box office or online through Ticketmaster.

April 26, 2007 Singers Showcase

For more information, see the series home page.

Top Tunes

Terri Lyne Carrington
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

WesFest 2 and Danny Mo Jam Highlight Wes Wehmiller Scholarship Effort

Two public concerts in March—one on the East Coast and one on the West—are the high points of this year's effort to raise funds and awareness for the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Memorial Scholarship. Read more...

Women Musicians Network Concert, March 15

In its 10th year, the Women Musicians Network Concert features a truly diverse mix of original compositions and arrangements produced and performed by Berklee female students, joined by alumni Christine Fawson and Terri Lyne Carrington. 8:15 p.m., Berklee Performance Center. Read more...

Second Annual Party at SXSW, March 16

At the largest music festival in the U.S., Berklee student and alumni bands will perform a tribute concert in honor of keynote speaker Pete Townshend, of the Who. 2:00 p.m, Austin, Texas.

High School Jazz Festival, March 17

Alumni Delfeayo Marsalis and Terri Lyne Carrington will present clinics as part of a day-long schedule of events open to the public. 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Hynes Convention Center. Read more...

Pop/Rock Live Concert, March 26

This year's concert, in addition to featuring music written by some of Berklee's most talented student songwriters and arrangers, will also welcome alumnus Bleu to the stage of the BPC. 8:15 p.m., Berklee Performance Center.

Berklee at Bob's Southern Bistro, March 5–26

Each Monday, the Bill Banfield Band welcomes a guest artist from Berklee's faculty as part of a free concert series at Bob's Soutern Bistro. Coming up: drummer Ralph Peterson, saxophonist Daryl Lowery, and bassist and percussionist Ron Reid. 7:00 p.m., Bob's Southern Bistro. Read more...

Learn more on the Events section of our web site.

Top Stories

Music and Freedom

Cornel West and Sweet Honey in the Rock help Berklee celebrate the launch of its new Africana Studies/Music and Society curriculum. Read more...

President Roger Brown's Teaching Journal

Last year, President Roger Brown spent a week shadowing faculty member Bob Pilkington. This year, he goes one step further and joins Liberal Arts Department associate professor Sally Blazar in teaching a course. Read more...

Worth the Wait

Back after nearly a decade out of the spotlight, Paula Cole '90, shares insight and advice. Read more...

Loretta Lynn
Photo courtesy of the artist

Heavy on the Music

Student-run record label Heavy Rotation Records marks the release of Dorm Sessions IV with performances by seven of the acts on the new CD—and the surprise appearance by Berklee alumni the Click Five. Read more...

Blue Note Head Delivers Music Business Lecture

Blue Note CEO Bruce Lundvall advises music business/management students to seek out originality and vision. Read more...

Berklee Honors Loretta Lynn

President Roger Brown will present an honorary doctorate to country music pioneer Loretta Lynn at the Grand Ole Opry during Berklee's annual spring break trip to Nashville. Read more...

Survivor: New York City

Saxophonist and composer Greg Osby spent a week at Berklee; one afternoon, he provided tips for getting by in the professional wilderness. Read more...

New Online Jazz Guitar and Blues/Rock Keyboard Courses

Study the styles of some of the most influential jazz guitarists and learn the basics behind the jazz language; or learn the licks, techniques, patterns, and improvisation styles associated with blues, rock 'n' roll, and modern rock piano, as well as solo blues piano, in these two new courses. Enroll now for Berkleemusic's spring term beginning April 9.

For all the latest news, go to the Berklee News home.

Live at the BPC

This month the Berklee Performance Center features German cabaret singer Ute Lemper (March 10) and bluesman Keb' Mo' (March 18).

On Sale Announcements

  • Cesaria Evora — Tickets go on sale March 2 for a June 23 show.
  • Axis of Evil Comedy Tour — Tickets go on sale March 5 for an April 13 show.

The box office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, at 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

For a full schedule of events and information on how to buy tickets, go to the Berklee Performance Center web site or

Berklee City Music All-Stars at Artists' Ball

Celebrate the art and artists of Boston at the Boston Center for the Arts annual Artists' Ball, Saturday, March 31. Come in costume, compete for prizes in a contest judged by Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans, and dance to the Latin beat of Mango Blue. Proceeds will benefit the BCA and its Youth and Community Engagement Initiative. Preceding the Ball, the Arts Champion Awards Dinner will honor Governor Deval Patrick, Gino DiMarco, and Adriana Suarez and the BCA's Community Partners, for their support of Boston arts. Berklee's own City Music All-Stars will provide the musical entertainment. Read more...


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