Harborwalk Sounds, Thursdays in July
Enjoy the best of the Institute of Contemporary Art and Berklee College of Music with this free series of concerts featuring rising stars in jazz, world, Latin, and more. Admission to the museum itself is also free on Thursdays, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Swingin' in Mothers Rest
Berklee, the Fenway Civic Association, and ParkARTS presents free outdoor jazz for Swingin' in Mothers Rest, Wednesday, July 22, at Mothers Rest playground, located down the stairs from the Boylston Street bridge in the Back Bay Fens. Folding chairs, blankets, and picnic dinners are encouraged.
Folk Arts Quartet to Perform at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
The student-composed Folk Arts Quartet performs a style they like to call "chambergrass": raw, grooving fiddle music played with the grace and sophistication of a classical string quartet. Hear them live at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, July 23-24, at Dodds Farm in Hillsdale, New York.
Student Profile: Jazz Robertson
Jazz Robertson declined her acceptance into a pre-law program to pursue music instead. After coming to Berklee and spending a semester abroad at Philippos Nakas Conservatory in Athens, where she immersed herself in all things Greek, the drummer is confident she made the right choice.
Alumni Profile: Big John Howell '82
Trumpeter John Howell came to Berklee from small-town Michigan with bandleader experience already under his belt. But he had too much ambition for one road. He wrote and arranged music, told jokes between songs, rehabbed instruments—even sold popcorn. When he discovered radio, the jack-of-all-trades became a master of one.
Associated Press: Berklee Taps African Talent
The AP goes into the classroom with students who came to Berklee through the college's Africa Scholars Program.