Daniel Levitin '80: Music and the Brain
You know when you get a song in your head and you can't get it out, humming it all day long? You might not know why but Daniel Levitin '80 does. The interrelationship between music and the brain is what drives Levitin's research. From This Is Your Brain on Music to The World in Six Songs, he's boiled down his scientific findings into digestible prose, whetting the appetite of anyone who's ever tapped a foot to a tune.
The Berklee World Strings is a chamber-sized string orchestra emphasizing improvisation and the rhythmic capabilities of string instruments. On October 14, they present a concert with bassist Ron Carter in tribute to pioneering bebopper Oscar Pettiford. Listen to their arrangement of Eddie Sauter's "Night Rider."
CMJ Music Marathon Showcase, October 22
Berklee hosts its fourth annual showcase featuring students and alumni at New York's largest music industry event.
Blood, Sweat & Tears at the BPC, October 16
All ticket sales for the concert will fund the Elsie Monica Colomby Scholarship at Berklee.
Charles Turner Quartet to Play Nancy Jazz Festival, October 11–15
As part of its involvement with the festival, the quartet will perform for inmates at a local prison.
Vadim Neselovskyi: Happy to Be Sad
Putting emotion into his music helped alumnus Vadim Neselovskyi win a prestigious jazz composition competition.
Tuffus Zimbabwe '05 Joins Saturday Night LIve
A Berklee City Music alumnus steps into a long-running ensemble. Also covered in the Boston Globe.
Berklee Riffs: Artistry, Creativity, and Inquiry Seminar
Berklee's first-semester students embrace their present and future in a new seminar that helps them navigate Berklee and build lives as artists.
Berklee Press Publishes Jazz Improvisation for Guitar
Guitar Department professor Garrison Fewell teaches readers how to use jazz harmony to play more intelligent, imaginative, and creative solos.
Tickets are on sale at the BPC box office and through Ticketmaster.
Chucho Valdes, BPC, October 28
Win Tickets to Ron Carter with the Berklee World Strings
On October 14, Ron Carter and the Berklee World Strings will pay tribute to pioneering bebopper Oscar Pettiford, who, like Carter, is one of the most-recorded bass-playing bandleader/ composers in jazz. To enter to win a pair of tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org by October 7 with the subject line "Ron Carter."