| July 2007

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July 2007

  Student Amanda Maestro-Scherer works with children at Nyumbani.

The summer break gives Berklee faculty, staff, and students time to focus on their own projects—and, for many, time to help others. Read on to find out how music therapy students worked with children at two Kenyan orphanages, how staff helped rebuild houses in New Orleans, how Berklee Press donated books to schools in South Africa, and how students helped raise money for the medical bills of Tower of Power bassist Rocco Prestia.

Summer in Boston can be quiet, but not here at Berklee. Our free summer concerts are continuing throughout the city, from the Back Bay Fens to Cambridge to the waterfront. And there's plenty of music to be heard right here on campus whether you're a fan of funk, metal, reggae, jazz, or anything else. Learn more below and visit highlighted links for all the details.

Top Stories

  Berklee staff member Matt Iorlano works on a house in Habitat for Humanity's Musicians Village.

Holiday TV Program Focuses on New Orleans Effort

Berklee staff volunteer work in New Orleans is highlighted in a July 4 WBZ-TV special. Read more...

We Are One

Berklee music therapy students visit two orphanages in Kenya to share the healing power of music. Read more...

Tower of Power Ensemble Performs at Benefit for Rocco Prestia

Benefit performance leads to open auditions with Warren Hill, July 12 and 13. Read more...

Making a Connection

Berklee Press donates books to disadvantaged schools in South Africa. Read more...

BMI Awards Three Berklee Songwriters with Scholarships

The spring brought high honors for three of Berklee's up-and-coming songwriters in BMI's national competitions. Read more...

Last Chance to Enroll for Berkleemusic's Summer Term

Over 100 online music courses and certificate programs at Berkleemusic begin this week. Read more...

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

Free Summer Shows

Berklee's free summer concert series is in full swing, with live music all over the city. Check out the featured shows below, or find one near you.

    Swingin' in Mothers Rest

All shows are on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m., at Mothers Rest Park, Back Bay Fens, Boston. Presented by the Office for Community and Governmental Affairs. Highlights include:

July 25 - The Berklee Jazz Workshop, featuring top high school players from around the country, directed by Terri Lyne Carrington and Rick DiMuzio


Berklee at the Beehive: Emerging Artists Series

All shows are on Tuesdays, 10:00 p.m.–1:15 a.m., at the Boston Center for the Arts Complex, 541 Tremont Street, Boston. Produced by Thaddeus Hogarth. Highlights include:

July 10 - Jazz Revelation Records CD Release Party, featuring Jake Hertzog and Tantanakuy


Check out a complete listing of free summer shows here.

Concerts on Campus

Tower of Power Ensemble, July 8

Soul and funk music of the famed Tower of Power band performed by this fifteen-member student ensemble. 3:00 p.m., Berklee Performance Center.

Joe Stump, July 11
Faculty metal guitarist Joe Stump performs with his band. 8:15 p.m., Berklee Performance Center.

Daryl Lowery's Instant!Groove, July 18

Funky grooves in an acid-jazz style performed by faculty saxophonist Daryl Lowery's group. 8:15 p.m., Berklee Performance Center.

Scott Tarulli and Don Lappin, July 25

Guitar faculty Scott Tarulli and Don Lappin perform original rock and fusion. 8:15 p.m., Berklee Performance Center.

Matt Jenson's Acid Reggae Xperience, July 26

Faculty member Matt Jenson's hard-hitting, down-tempo reggae, funk, and neo-soul arrangements of popular tunes and originals, glued together with trippy electronic textures and socio-political messages. 8:15 p.m., Berklee Performance Center.

Learn more on the Events section of our website.

Live at the BPC

This month, the Berklee Performance Center features a live HBO taping of comedian Bill Maher (July 21) and a concert by pioneering contemporary gospel quartet Mighty Clouds of Joy (July 28).

On Sale Announcements

  • Bjorkestra — Tickets go on sale July 20 for a September 20 show.
  • Stars — Tickets go on sale July 20 for an October 19 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 website or


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