| December 2005

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June 2005

Ron Carter
Photo by Phil Farnsworth  

Summer vacation? Not this year. The Berklee community is busier than ever during the warm months, traveling near and far for a round of concerts, clinics, and other events. We'll give you some of the details in this missive and send more information as the season progreses.

We'll also tell you about Commencement 2005, when nearly 700 students graduated and three industry vets—bassist Ron Carter, vocalist Anita Baker, and guitarist Kevin Eubanks—received honorary degrees.

You'll learn about recent visitors to campus, including a British journalist who is one of the world's foremost authorities on hip-hop and you'll also meet the man who helped Jamie Foxx play Ray Charles. Follow the links below for more on those stories and everything else that's happening in the Berklee universe.

Summer Sound

In Boston

Brass Weekend

June 24-25

Weekend concerts will feature several faculty members, including trombonist and Grammy-nominated arranger Phil Wilson.

Percussion Week

June 27-July 1

Berklee professors—including Yoron Israel and Dave Samuels—and visiting artists—such as "El Negro" Hernandez and Giovanni Hidalgo—present a series of clinics and concerts.

Miguel Zenon

Macworld-Berklee Music Festival

July 11-15

Faculty and students serve up Mac-based jams for computer conferees. Read more...

Swingin' in Mothers Rest

July 13, 20, 27

Three Wednesday evenings featuring some of Berklee's best jazz players, with one group led by alumna percussionist and producer Terri Lyne Carrington.

Tito Puente Latin Music Series

July – September

This new joint venture features performers such as alumnus percussionist Bobby Sanabria and Eguie Castrillo's Big Band.

Jazz at the Fort

August 7

Faculty vocalist Gwendolyn Leathers performs with her group.

Berklee and Beantown Jazz Festival

September 23

Saxophone alumnus Miguel Zenon returns to Boston for an annual outdoor festival.

Away From Boston

Puerto Rico Jazz Festival

June 2-5

The main stage of one of Latin America's biggest festivals will this year feature Berklee student and faculty groups, on the same bill with Miguel Zenon. Read more at the festival website...

Umbria Jazz

July 8-17

Berklee marks its 20th visit to Italy's biggest jazz gathering with a series of concerts and special events. Read more...

Vineyard Vibes

August 4-7

Alumna rocker Juliana Hatfield headlines this annual summer event, also featuring Berklee's Rainbow Band, Reverence Gospel Ensemble, and a Tribute to the Mambo Kings. Read more...

Monterey Jazz Festival

September 16-18

Student guitarist Brian Baker performs with his group.

Learn more on the Events section of our web site.

Frank Abraham performs in the commencement concert.
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Top of the News

Commencement 2005

They arrived at Berklee in a cloud of uncertainty, but the class of 2005 began their music careers with plenty of positivity. Read more...

Students Take Shure Win

A Berklee studio team takes first prize in a scholastic recording contest. Read more...

New Sound of Soul

British journalist Jacqueline Springer talks about hip-hop and soul during a Women's History Month visit. Read more...

Playing Ray

Alumnus Curt Sobel, the man who helped make Jamie Foxx a more credible Ray Charles, tells students about his role on the film. Read more...

Master Finale

Berklee Press publishes an updated edition of Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation, a guide for novices and experienced users alike. Read more...

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

Reggae at the BPC

One of reggae's most identifiable voices, Beres Hammond, brings his Love Has No Boundaries tour to the Berklee Performance Center on June 9, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

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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