Lettuce Brings the Funk to BPC, July 23
Funk band Lettuce celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Berklee Performance Center on July 23. Lettuce's members first met at Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program, and reunited as undergraduates here. Working with a palette of funk, jazz, and soul, the picture Lettuce paints with each song it performs is vibrant, joyous, and full of spirit.
Berklee alumna Wilsen (formerly known as Tamsin) brings a smokey sound reflecting influences from both sides of the Atlantic. Raised in the United Kingdom and Canada, the Brooklyn-based songwriter prepares to release her first album, which will feature her tune, "Dusk." Wilsen will perform as part of Berklee's Summer in the City series at Club Passim on July 12.
Student Group Plays Newport
The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, the premier group of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, will play the main stage of the Newport Jazz Festival.
Brazilian-Influenced Jazz at Swingin' in the Fens
The Marcella Camargo Quartet will perform as part of Berklee's Summer in the City concert series. A native of São Paolo, Brazil, Camargo will perform unique arrangements of blues and jazz standards.
PODCAST: Shea Rose '11
Shea Rose won the R&B/Soul/Urban Contemporary Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards and was featured on Terri Lyne Carrington's 2011 Grammy Award–winning jazz album The Mosaic Project.
Berklee Today: Ryan Shore '96
This film composer—and nephew to Grammy Award-winner Howard Shore '69—received a Grammy nomination for his score for The Shrine.
Music Ownership, Piracy, and the Generation Gap
Music production and engineering professor Stephen Webber weighs in on the debate sparked by NPR intern Emily White's blog post.
String Program Spans Generations
Matt Glaser, director of Berklee's American Roots Music Program, and Joe Walsh, the program's managing director, blog about the intergenerational connections of the Mark O'Connor/Berklee Summer String Program.
Guitar Center is Coming to the Neighborhood
Guitar Center, the world's largest retailer of instruments and gear, will soon open on Massachusetts Avenue.
On Sale Now
Club d'Elf at Cafe 939 on July 26 and inspiRAYtion at the Berklee Performance Center on September 22. Please note the BPC's summer box office hours. For exclusive invitations and offers for select Berklee events, check out the Berklee Membership Program.