| July 2006

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July 2006


Berklee musicians have a treat for Bostonians this month, as students, faculty, and alumni hit nearly every corner of the city for a long list of free outdoor shows. For those of you who are away from Boston, you can catch Berklee groups around New England and as far away as Italy and Russia.

Here's a quick list:

Vineyard Vibes, July 28–30

With Bobby Sanabria, Jennifer Holliday, Motown, and gospel, this year's festival on Martha's Vineyard has it all. Read more...

Bob Marley Ensemble, July 15

Berklee students give their take on the reggae great at the Montreal International Reggae Festival. Read more...

Swingin' in Mothers Rest, Wednesday evenings

Jazz performances featuring alumni, students, and faculty members, including Terri Lyne Carrington and Robin McKelle. Read more...

Tito Puente Latin Music Series, July 13, 27

At Boston's O'Day Park, featuring faculty bands at 7:00 p.m.

Robin McKelle performs on July 12.

Kendall Square Concert Series, Thursday afternoons

An eclectic lunchtime series across the river in Cambridge, from noon to 2 p.m. Read more...

Electric Purgatory Film Discussion, July 29

Faculty vocalist Larry Watson will moderate a public conversation about Electric Purgatory, a documentary about African American rock musicians. Read more...

Playhouse in the Park, July 25

Fikira performs Afro-jazz in Boston's Franklin Park, at 6:30 p.m.

Learn more on the Events section of our web site.

Road Trips and Other News

Students Perform in Russia

The Heavy Groove Ensemble, directed by faculty guitarist David Fiuczynski, will perform jazz, soul, r&b, and hip-hop at the JazzQ festival in St. Petersburg. Read more...

Heavy Groove Ensemble

Photo by Nick Balkin

Summer at Berklee for Two Ghanaian Musicians

A five-thousand-mile trek will happen for two students, thanks to scholarships from Berklee and the Rita Marley Foundation. Read more...

Berklee Welcomes Two New Trustees

The future of the college is in good hands, especially with the addition of two new board members, Catherine Goldwyn and David Abrams.

Legendary Producer Arif Mardin Passes Away

Alumnus Arif Mardin, one of the industry's most successful and prolific hitmakers, died of pancreatic cancer on June 25. Read more...

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

Live at the BPC

A series of sizzling shows are on tap at the Berklee Performance Center this month, including r&b group Radiance (July 12); Instant!Groove, performing acid jazz (July 19); jazz-world-fusion group Moksha (July 25); and the big band charts of the Rainbow Band (July 26).

On Sale

Mark your calendars to buy tickets early for these shows:

  • Porcupine Tree — Tickets go on sale July 8 for an October 5 show.

  • Randy Newman — Tickets go on sale July 29 for an October 17 show.

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 or


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