| April 2006

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April 2006


George Clinton

  Photo by Nick Balkin

A lot of extraordinary things have happened on the Berklee campus over the years, but it will be hard to top what went down one day in early March. That's when George Clinton, grandfather of funk, sat in with the Berklee P-Funk Ensemble for the jam session of a lifetime. It isn't everyday that the man who created the music you're studying becomes your substitute teacher. Read more about the historic visit on our website, and check out more news below.

Berklee's month of April has plenty more in store for music fans, including the release of Ars Nova, the new compilation CD from the college's student-run Jazz Revelation Records. Also look out for clinics and performances from the Percussion Department and a number of exciting Berklee Performance Center events, including Singers Showcase, and other shows featuring Joe Satriani in one and Charlie Hunter in another.

The Berklee Concert Series

The college's annual live music series returns with performances that will cover the musical gamut. Hear Berklee's best play with some of the world's best.

April 12, 2006 The Score

Performances of award-winning compositions by students majoring in songwriting, film scoring, jazz composition, contemporary writing and production, and composition.

Tickets are $15 (seniors $11.25). Purchase tickets at the Berklee Performance Center box office or online through Ticketmaster.

May 5, 2006 Yellowjackets/Overjoyed

For more information, see the Berklee Concert Series home page.

April Events

Jazz Revelation Records Album Release and Showcase, April 4

Berklee's student jazz label releases its third compilation album, Ars Nova. Celebrate tonight at 8:15 in the BPC as some of the label's finest talent performs with faculty guest saxophonist Dino Govoni.

David Fiuczynski with KiF, April 13

Faculty guitarist David Fiuczynksi's KiF brings its instrumental music to recital hall F-12 at 22 The Fenway. KiF is a groove-based improvisation ensemble influenced by music from India, Turkey, Europe, and Asia. The group's latest CD, KiF Express, was supported by a Berklee Faculty Fellowship.

Battle of the Bands Finals, April 15

Watch high school rockers clash in Berklee's and WBCN's annual compeition. The finals are mid-month at Boston club Harper's Ferry. Read more...

Berklee Students Back at the Blue Note, April 17

Visiting faculty member Terri Lyne Carrington takes a student jazz group to New York to play one of the world's most storied clubs, the Blue Note. Read more...

Coming Events

Berklee Rising Stars perform at the Boston Pops Jazz Fest, May 23-27

Symphony Hall's five-day Pops Jazz Fest will feature Berklee student musicians opening the show each evening in club settings. Mainstage performers are John Pizzarelli (May 23-25) and Jane Monheit (May 26-27). Read more...

Learn more on the Events section of our web site.

From the Top

  Claire Wadsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Hangin' with Cosby

Berklee senior Claire Wadsworth had an experience she'll never forget when she was
Bill Cosby's cohost for the college's 60th anniversary concert. Read more...

Alumnus Wins Oscar

Berklee alumnus Michael Semanick '85 garnered his second Academy Award for work on King Kong, while Michael Becker '84 earned a nomination for his song in the year's Best Picture winner Crash. Read more...

Online Student Opens for Stones

Antigone Rising guitarist and vocalist Kristin Henderson didn't let a busy tour, which featured a date with the Rolling Stones, get in the way of her online studies with Read more...

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

Live at the BPC

Get ready for another jam-packed month of music at the BPC. Be sure to check out What Is Jazz? featuring the Christian McBride Band, the Charlie Hunter Trio, and DJ Logic (April 8); Kronos Quartet (April 9); Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson (April 14); and Singers Showcase (April 27).

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.


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