| October 2007

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October 2007

  Columbus Avenue
  Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Perfect weather and stellar performances combined to make this year's BeanTown Jazz Festival the most successful to date, with 70,000 people attending the free festival on Saturday. An intimate performance at the Beehive and a sold-out extravaganza at Symphony Hall rounded out Boston's biggest weekend of jazz.

Music moves indoors for fall, with the Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee. This year's series is more eclectic than ever; in the next few months we can look forward to Brazilian bossa nova from Rosa Passos, comedic music from Christopher Guest, and Canadian rap from k-os.

Read on to find out about Berklee's recent activities, including Clint Eastwood's honorary doctorate, Berklee faculty and alumni's 19 Latin Grammy nominations, the college's new Africana Studies initiative, and an opening day to remember.

The Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee

The college's annual live music series returns, with lead sponsorship from Sovereign Bank. The 2007–2008 series promises to be the most innovative yet.

  November 8, 2007  

Rosa por Berklee

The great Brazilian singer/songwriter Rosa Passos in concert with Berklee students and faculty, performing her songs along with the music of Gilberto Gil, Jobim, Djavan, and João Bosco.

  November 11, 2007   The Fab Faux Perform Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  November 30, 2007   These Go to 11: Christopher Guest Meets Berklee
  December 12, 2007   Canada Comes to Berklee
  January 31, 2008   Restore Your Soul
  February 24, 2007   The Great American Songbook: Berklee on Broadway
  March 7, 2007   The SFJAZZ Collective
  April 17, 2007   Singers Showcase

Purchase tickets at the Berklee Performance Center box office or online through Ticketmaster. For more information, check back later at the series home page.


Collaboration and the Creative Process, October 4

Berklee Voice Department faculty member Diane Richardson will lead a discussion with Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour, followed by a performance of Sweet Talk, four songs on texts by Toni Morrison. 7:00 p.m., St. Clement Shrine, 1105 Boylston Street.

Tiger, Dice-K, and Fenway, October 5

This Friday, with Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound, trumpet professor Tiger Okoshi will reprise his April performance of the national anthem, including 30-plus brass and a complement of Japanese taiko drummers. 8:30 p.m., Fenway Park. Read more...

Panel Discussion with Robby Krieger, October 15

The Doors' legendary guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robby Krieger will be interviewed by five student DJs from the BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network), then perform a set with Morrison Crossing, an all-Berklee-student Doors tribute band. 1:00 p.m., Berklee Performance Center.

CMJ 2007 Music Marathon Showcase, October 20

Berklee is presenting a showcase of alumni and artists from its student-run label Heavy Rotation Records at the CMJ Music Marathon, featuring Igmar Thomas & the Cypher, edibleRed, Via Audio, Elizabeth & the Catapult, and Kid:Nap:Kin. 1:00 p.m., Ace of Clubs, 9 Great Jones Street, New York.

Fall Together, October 24

The 22nd annual Fall Together concert features compositions by Jazz Composition Department faculty. 8:15 p.m., Berklee Performance Center.

Learn more on the Events section of our website.

  Roger H. Brown, Clint Eastwood, and Diana Krall
  Photo by Cole Thompson


BeanTown Hits New Highs

The festival broke attendance records as crowds reveled in a weekend of world-class jazz. Read more...

Clint Eastwood Gets Berklee Doctorate at Monterey

In recognition of his efforts to popularize jazz through his films, Clint Eastwood received an honorary doctorate of music from Berklee at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Read more...

Behind the Music

Berklee's Africana Studies initiative has opened up new ways of teaching and experiencing music. Read more...

Berklee Alumni and Faculty Nominated for 19 Latin Grammy Awards

Berklee alumni and faculty have been nominated for Latin Grammy Awards in the fields of engineering/mixing and production and in categories including Best Latin Jazz Album, Record of the Year, Best Merengue Album, and Best Tropical Song. Read more...

Inspiration Aplenty on Opening Day

Tales from students, faculty, alumni, and staff make for a meaningful kick-off to the year. Read more...

Job Search 101

A Berklee Press author helps students navigate the rocky shoals of the professional world. Read more...

Student Profiles

At age 14, Aishu Venkataraman is already a quarter of the way through earning a Berklee degree. Read more about Aishu, and check out two more new student profiles.

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

Live at the BPC

This month, the Berklee Performance Center features Riverdance vocalists Anúna (October 10); Motown legends Ashford and Simpson (October 12); and comedy superstar Joan Rivers (October 27).

On Sale Announcements

  • Richard Thompson: 1000 Years of Popular Music — Tickets go on sale October 5 for a February 1 show.

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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