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March 20, 2012

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March 20

Eisley

Cafe 939

March 21

Tao: The Martial Art of Drumming

BPC

March 22

Mary Lorson

Cafe 939

March 23

Blind Boys of Alabama

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Rachel Platten /

Ian Axel


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March 26

KidsJam

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Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan

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Berklee Global Jazz Summit

BPC

March 27

Guitarist Steve Morse

BPC

Berklee American Roots Series

Club Passim

March 28

David Choi

Cafe 939

International Folk Music Festival

BPC

March 29

Noam Pikelny Clinic

Cafe 939

Emily Wells

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March 30

Berklee Global Jazz Institute

Monterey, California

Rosie Thomas

Cafe 939

An Evening with Kirill Gerstein

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March 31

Communion Presents: Austin to Boston 2012

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An Evening with Kirill Gerstein: Rhapsody in Blue

Alumnus Kirill Gerstein, the youngest student to be admitted to Berklee at the age of 14, explores the intersections between classical music and jazz. Now the Russian-born pianist is back to produce a show, performing the world premiere of new works by Chick Corea and Brad Mehldau, as well as Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" in the original 1924 arrangement for jazz band. Directed by professor Phil Wilson, the concert will feature special guests Gary Burton, Anat Cohen, and Eugene Friesen.

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Berklee Global Jazz Summit

At Berklee's Global Jazz Summit, students will perform original compositions with faculty and visting artists. Listen to Berklee Global Jazz Institute artistic director and Grammy-winning pianist Danilo Pérez's "Galactic Panama."

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Berklee Reopens after Boston Power Outage

After two days of suspended classes and closed offices last week, Berklee is back open for business and refunding tickets for canceled concerts.

Podcast: 2012 SXSW Roundup

Couldn't make it to Austin this year? Listen to the SXSW Roundup for a sampling of the Berklee artists who performed at this year's festival.

Studying Abroad in Valencia

Wonder what it's like to study at Berklee's Valencia campus? Hear from students and professors who are there right now.

Alumna Esperanza Spalding Is "One Year Wiser"

The New York Times profiles alumna Esperanza Spalding one year after her Grammy win for Best New Artist, on the eve of the release of her new album, Radio Music Society.

Toques and Timba with Los Hermanos Arango

The Afro-Cuban band, which combines traditional and modern elements in its music, shares its techniques with Berklee students.

But Can She Play?

Alumna Hailey Niswanger is among the female horn players profiled in an upcoming documentary exploring gender bias in jazz.

Berklee Blogs: Kendrick Scott

Jazz drummer Kendrick Scott gives advice about how musicianship transcends your instrument.

Berklee in Valencia: Victor Mendoza

Fall 2012 marks the launch of three new master's programs at Berklee's Valencia campus. Professor Victor Mendoza will direct the contemporary studio performance program.

Berklee Today: Bassist/Composer Steve Swallow
Former Berklee faculty member Steve Swallow, known for his lyrical electric bass playing and prolific jazz composing, talks about his career and "Falling Grace," his best known piece.

On Sale Now

There's a full lineup of shows ahead, including the Magnetic Fields at the Berklee Performance Center on April 6 and The Checkout - Live at Berklee: Ingrid Jensen Quintet at Cafe 939 on April 12. For exclusive invitations and offers for select Berklee events, check out the Berklee Membership Program.


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