| August 2005

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August 2005

Juliana Hatfield
Photo by Danny Clinch  

An evolving annual island music festival takes a rocking turn this month when Berklee invades Martha's Vineyard for a weekend. The weeks ahead also will bring students, faculty, and alumni to several venues around Boston. Read more about those shows below, and get caught up on the latest Berklee news, including a recent visit from the Yellowjackets and the appointment of the man who will steer Berklee's academic future.

Vineyard Vibes, August 4–7

Alumna rocker Juliana Hatfield headlines on Martha's Vineyard as she prepares to release her new disc, Made in China. Berklee's top gospel, Latin, and jazz groups will also perform. It's all happening this weekend, so move fast if you want to make it. Read more...

Jazz at the Fort, August 7

Faculty vocalist Gwen Leathers, who has shared the stage with artists like Natalie Cole and Nancy Wilson, will perform songs by Sarah Vaughan, Sade, and Whitney Houston at a park in one of Boston's historic neighborhoods, Roxbury's Fort Hill. Read more...

City Music Blowout, August 9

One of Boston's most exciting nights out gives you a chance to hear Greater Boston's most talented teens. Pop, jazz, r&b, and gospel groups will perform and the best performers will collect full-tuition Berklee scholarships. Read more...

Kendall Square Concert Series, Thursdays in August

Artists from Berklee's student-run jazz label and others provide the tunes at free lunchtime concerts throughout the month. You'll hear African jazz, fusion, and vocal jazz. Read more...

Lalah Hathaway and Miguel Zenon, September 23–24

Berklee and the Beantown Jazz Festival bring two of the college's rising alumni—vocalist Hathaway and saxophonist Zenon—to the neighborhood to kick off this year's festival. Read more...

Learn more on the Events section of our web site.

From the Top

  Dr. Lawrence Simpson

Berklee Names New Academic Chief

Dr. Lawrence Simpson, a college president from Ohio, is appointed to the new position of senior vice president for academic affairs. Read more...

Global Hit for Berkleemusic

Berkleemusic online student Arooj Aftab, a Pakistani songwriter, is featured on the public radio program, The World. Read more...

Yellow Fever

Students hang with two members of the Yellowjackets for a week on campus, learning at the feet of contemporary jazz giants. Read more...

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


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