| October 2006

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October 2006

Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Berklee's first year at the helm of the BeanTown Jazz Festival was an unqualified success, as more than 40,000 people flooded Boston's South End to hear jazz stalwarts like Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett, and Jimmy Cobb. Boston mayor Thomas Menino attended and addressed the crowd. Learn more below about the big weekend of music and follow a link to read the previews and reviews.

More music is coming in the weeks ahead, including a new faculty artist series at a Boston venue, a double bill featuring Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, and a host of recitals on campus featuring students, faculty, and visiting artists. Read on to learn the latest on Berklee's Darfur CD, and meet a student who launched a music education program for inner-city kids.

The Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee

The college's annual live music series returns, with lead sponsorship from Sovereign Bank. The 2006–2007 series promises to be the most eclectic and innovative yet.

October 26, 2006 Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi Band

This Trucks and Tedeschi show is sold out.

November 9, 2006 Eguie Castrillo and Friends: Latin Meets Jazz
Acclaimed percussionist and Berklee associate professor Eguie Castrillo presents a night of high-energy Latin jazz. His band—featuring Berklee faculty, students, and special guests—will showcase many of the classic tunes that started the Latin jazz movement, including "Caravan," "Smile," and "Night In Tunisia." Castrillo, whose latest album is titled Palladium Tradition, has performed or recorded with artists including Arturo Sandoval, Ruben Blades, Michel Camilo, and Jennifer Lopez.

Tickets are $15. Purchase tickets at the Berklee Performance Center box office or online through Ticketmaster.

December 8, 2006 The Music of Marcus Miller

For more information, see the series home page.

Top Tunes

Bill Banfield

Berklee at Bob's, October 9

A new faculty artist series at Bob's Southwestern Cuisine, in Boston's South End, will feature guest players every Monday night, all accompanied by the Bill Banfield Band. Read more...

Laurence Juber, October 10

Hear the musician Paul McCartney selected to be the lead guitarist of Wings in the 1970s. Laurence Juber will present a free evening concert in the David Friend Recital Hall.

Fall Together, October 25

An all-star band of faculty, staff, and students tackle a set of new jazz works written by Berklee's forward-looking faculty composers. In the Berklee Performance Center, $5.

More Campus Concerts

You'll get a chance to hear it all in a slew of free and low-priced concerts in the Berklee recital halls, including the Music of Jimi Hendrix, in big band format (October 11); the Fringe with Ayne Inserto Jazz Orchestra, avant-garde and contemporary big band jazz (October 18) Esterhazy Quartet with soprano Lisa Jablow (October 19); faculty pianist/vocalist Mark Shilansky, performing jazz and pop (October 19); and Blue Girl in a Red State, featuring faculty vocalist Didi Stewart performing songs she wrote in Nashville.

Learn more on the Events section of our web site.

Top Stories

Music Lovers Flock to BeanTown Jazz Festival

It was a music festival unlike any Boston has seen. Over three days, 18 great bands delivered one great performance after another. The vibe, the food, and the music during Saturday's free outdoor concerts made you feel like you were in New Orleans
. Read all about it...

Berklee Releases Darfur CD

Seen as one of the college's most wide-ranging collaborations ever, Berklee's We Are All Connected will help raise money to aid those suffering through the crisis in Darfur. Listen to it...

Giving Something Back

Berklee student Rick Aggeler, a drummer and a youthful educator with vision and drive, creates a music program at the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club. Read more...

Feed Your Music Head

Berklee Press releases two new tomes, a revised edition of The Reading Drummer and Berklee Music Theory Book 2: Fundamentals of Harmony. Read more about Berklee Press products...

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

Live at the BPC

Some of the biggest names in music head to the Berklee Performance Center this month, including Al Di Meola (Oct. 6), Aaron Neville (Oct. 8), and Randy Newman (Oct. 17). One other show you'll want to catch is Music from the Grasslands of Inner Mongolia (Oct. 16).

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 or


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