| October 2005

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October 2005


Last week, pianist Henry Butler—whose New Orleans home was lost in the wake of Hurricane Katrina—visited Berklee, and this week, piano great Ellis Marsalis is on campus. Both men led clinics for students as part of Berklee's New Orleans Visiting Artist Series. Marsalis also made the trip to bring attention to the New Orleans Visiting Artist Fund, through which Berklee plans to sponsor performances and clinics by musicians whose livelihoods were damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Follow the link below for more on Berklee's relief effort, which got underway last month with a parade beginning at Berklee and ending at Boston's City Hall Plaza. A concert there featured alumni and New Orleans natives Christian Scott and Donald Harrison (far left and far right in photograph above).

Read more about Berklee's hurricane relief effort, and read on for news about everything else happening at Berklee.

The Berklee Concert Series

The college's annual live music series returns with performances that will cover the musical gamut from rock and folk to soul and jazz. Hear Berklee's best play with some of the world's best.

This month's concert

October 27, 2005 Kevin Eubanks

Here's your chance to catch in person the man you see every night on television, leading the Tonight Show Band. But on this unusual night, you'll witness innovative guitarist Kevin Eubanks playing entire tunes, not just parts of them. One of the greatest fingerstyle players in jazz, Eubanks will be accompanied by an all-star group, including drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith and saxophonist and Woodwind Chair Bill Pierce. Read more...

Kevin Eubanks tickets are $25 (seniors $18.75). Purchase tickets at the Berklee Performance Center box office or online through Ticketmaster.

Future concerts in the series
November 3, 2005 Me'Shell NdegéOcello
December 8, 2005 Singers Showcase
February 26, 2006 Great American Songbook: The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

For more information, see the Berklee Concert Series home page

October Events

  Farah Siraj

Opening Our Doors , October 10

Student vocalist Farah Siraj kicks off an annual Boston event with a Columbus Day concert at the Massachusetts College of Art. Alumnus bassist Luques Curtis will also perform. Read more...

Jazz on Wheels, October 15

A faculty quintet opens this set of shows in Boston's public libraries. Read more...

Encore Gala, October 22

Boston's biggest mega-party returns with more than a hundred musicians, a candlelight dinner, and silent auction, all to support the Berklee City Music program. Read more...

Jazz Panel with Herb Pomeroy and Sam Rivers, Oct. 31

Musicians, journalists, and others will talk about Boston's jazz history during the panel, "Who Put the Bop in the Berklee and Boston Soup?" The public is invited to this free event, to be held on Halloween at 6:00 p.m., in the David Friend Recital Hall.

Learn more on the Events section of our web site.

Live at the BPC

It's another busy month at the Berklee Performance Center, with highlights coming from the Songwriters Faculty Concert (Oct. 11), bassist Victor Wooten (Oct. 14), spoken word artist and punk rocker Henry Rollins (Oct. 19), and guitarist Leo Kottke and Phish bassist Mike Gordon (Oct. 28).

On-Sale Dates

Mark your calendars to buy tickets early for this show:

  • Aaron Neville — October 7 on-sale date (November 30 show)

  • Yngwie Malmsteen — October 15 on-sale date (November 28)

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.

From the Top

Rising Son

Berklee-born pop-rock band Apollo Sunshine brings together its record company and Berklee's label to release its new recording. Read more...

Honorees Take the Stage at Convocation

Bassist Abe Laboriel, pianist Patrice Rushen, and drummer Steve Gadd helped welcome Berklee's new class of freshman with a suprise performance. Read more...

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


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