| September 2007

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September 2007

  Music education major Matthew Witek
  Photo by Bill Gallery

In its second year of producing the BeanTown Jazz Festival, Berklee has expanded it to include not just the six-block free festival on Columbus Avenue, but warm-up and cool-down events at the Beehive and Scullers Jazz Club, as well as a star-studded opening night concert at Symphony Hall to establish the Joyce Alexander Wein Scholarship Fund. This festival has quickly become Boston's premier jazz event, with something for everyone.

Each Berklee student's path is unique. Read on for new stories about a volunteer music teacher, a country singer/songwriter, and a jazz trumpeter. Find out how a Berklee grad went on to help create the hit video game Guitar Hero, and come to a book signing to get advice on your own career in music.

Berklee faculty aren't just great teachers, but thriving musicians in their own right. Check out faculty concerts at Berklee throughout the month of September.


BeanTown Jazz Festival,

September 27–29, 2007

Last year, Berklee's BeanTown Jazz Festival enthralled more than 50,000 people with jazz legends, world music artists, and exciting new talent. This year's three-day celebration brings more than 30 jazz, Latin, blues, and groove acts to Symphony Hall, Scullers Jazz Club, the Beehive, and outdoor stages along Columbus Avenue. Read more...


Berklee's Voices of Mercy to Perform at Darfur Event, September 7
A group of Berklee alumni and students will perform during an event featuring an address from Pulitzer Prize–winning author Samantha Power and a performance by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma. 8:30 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art. Read more...

Résumé Review and Book Signing, September 14

Keith Hatschek will sign copies of his book How to Get a Job in the Music Industry (Berklee Press). Bring your résumé and get advice about your career. 1:00 p.m., Steve Heck Room. Read more about the book...

Faculty Concerts

As the school year starts, so do concerts given by Berklee's faculty. Check out original compositions and arrangements by faculty pianist Robert Christopherson (September 20), jazz saxophonist Rick DiMuzio (September 24), rock/jazz/funk artist Scott Tarulli (September 25), and jazz guitarist David Gilmore (September 27). Or hear a selection of contemporary classical works from Composition Department faculty (September 27).

Learn more on the Events section of our website.

  Herb Pomeroy


Faculty Great Herb Pomeroy Dies

Beloved educator and jazz great Herb Pomeroy '52 died August 11 at the age of 77. A public memorial service celebrating his life and music will be held September 9. Read more...

Plastic Guitars and Race Cars

Kasson Crooker wasn’t even a fan of video games when he came to Berklee in 1991. Now, as audio director at Harmonix, he helps create games like Guitar Hero. Read more...

For the Love of Music

Grammy Award–winning gospel group Mighty Clouds of Joy imparts wisdom about the industry. Read more...

Berklee Awards Scholarships to Nine Boston-Area Musicians

The annual City Music Blowout hit an emotional high when nine students learned they had earned full scholarships to the college. Read more...

President Brown's Teaching Journal
Berklee's president gives a final update on his experiences co-teaching a sociology class. Read more...

Student Profiles

Matthew Witek has used what he's learned at Berklee to teach children in Berklee's City Music program and at a volunteer center in Ecuador. Read more about Matthew, and check out two more new student profiles.

On Movies and Music, He Knows the Score

The Boston Globe interviews film industry veteran Dan Carlin as he comes to Berklee from the West Coast to lead the Film Scoring Department. Read more...

Berklee Monterey Quartet
Each year, some of Berklee's finest jazz players represent the college at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Learn about this year's group, performing September 21 and 22. Read more...

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

Live at the BPC

This month, the Berklee Performance Center features comedic singer/songwriter Stephen Lynch (September 13); a Paula Cole/Mandy Moore double feature (September 16); and Global Mala Boston, featuring musician Krishna Das, meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn, and yoga pioneer Baron Baptiste (September 22).

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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