Andrew Bird: A Study in Artful Contradiction
He is a one-man show. Alternating between a violin, glockenspiel, and guitar, Andrew Bird also sings, uses looping pedals, and whistles—so proficiently that it sounds like another instrument. Then there are the whirling, exposed double-horned Leslie speakers. During a clinic for Five-Week Summer Performance Program students, Bird performed several songs and entertained questions about process, influences, and a small toy monkey perched near those enormous speakers.
Innovative jazz trio the Bad Plus flaunt convention with originals and deconstructed versions of tunes by Nirvana, Blondie, and Yes. They play the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival in September. Check out "Super America," from the group's latest release, Never Stop.
Fall Signature Series Highlights Pop, Bebop, Latin, and Abbey Road
Paula Cole, Ron Carter, Jorge Drexler, and a Singers Showcase performance of Abbey Road are all on tap for the fall Signature Series.
NPR at Newport: Berklee Global Jazz Institute Septet
Listen to the BGJI's Newport Jazz Festival set on NPRmusic.org.
Alumni Profile: Kirill Gerstein '96
Go to Berklee, become a world-class concert pianist? Kirill Gerstein talks about taking the less-traveled path.
Student Profile: P.J. Brutzman
Five-Week Performance Program student P.J. Brutzman is taking the opportunity to jam with fellow musicians as much as possible—and even meet a hero.
14 Full Scholarships Awarded at Berklee City Music Concert
It was a life-changing night for 14 talented youth from urban Boston neighborhoods and Berklee City Music Network sites around the country.
Berklee Riffs: Five-Week Ensemble Showcase
Summer students wrapped up their Berklee experience with a fast-paced series of performances.
Berklee Press Publishes Berklee Blues Guitar Songbook
Play ten blues classics in the style of the masters, with transcriptions and annotations by veteran blues guitarist and educator Michael Williams.
The entire Berklee Performance Center fall 2010 concert season is now on sale at the BPC box office and through Ticketmaster, including the four Berklee Signature series events listed below.
An Evening with Paula Cole, September 24
Ron Carter with the Berklee World Strings, October 14
Jorge Drexler Meets Berklee, November 18
Singers Showcase: The Other Side of Abbey Road, December 2