| November 2006

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November 2006

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi performed last month at the BPC.
Photo by Bill Gallery

Every November brings an explosion of Latin music around Berklee, and this year, an innovative series of shows, clinics, and other events promises to make it one of the most memorable. Among the highlights of the student-produced Latin Culture Celebration is a tribute to legendary bassist Cachao, percussionist Eguie Castrillo and Friends in Latin Meets Jazz, and a performance from saxophonist Oscar Feldman.

Other November shows you'll want to mark on your calendars will feature music from Ghana, saxophone great Andy McGhee, and Berklee's gospel ensembles. Read on for more on those and other concerts, as well as the big news of the past month, including coverage of a recent clinic by 1980s icon Thomas Dolby and new cutting-ege industry information for the college's music business students.

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.

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


Tribute to Cachao, November 7

Students pay tribute to Cuban bassist/composer Israel "Cachao" Lopez, recognized as the cocreator of the mambo. Cachao will be in attendance and will be honored with an honorary doctorate. Read more...

Latin Culture Celebration, through November 13

Read the full menu of events, including listening parties, panel discussions, seminars, and lots of live music. Most events are free.

Student Group Goes Bicostal, November 16

A student quartet that performed for a standing-room-only crowd at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September will play two sets at a Washington D.C. club in November. Read more...

Music of the Ashanti Nation, November 20

The Berklee West African Drum and Dance Ensemble will present music and dance of the Ashanti nation of Ghana. In the Berklee Performance Center, $5.

Rainbow Band with Andy McGhee, November 30

Two classics—the long-running Rainbow Big Band, featuring some of Berklee's best jazz players, and saxophone veteran and faculty member Andy McGhee—return to the BPC, $5.

More Campus Concerts

You get to pick from a long list of free and low-priced concerts in the Berklee recital halls, including vocalist Dawn Royston, performing folk, pop, and classical (November 14); the Contemporary Writing and Production Department Faculty Concert (November 15); Gospel Ensembles (November 27); and American Salute: the Contemporary Wind Orchestra (November 29).

Learn more on the Events section of our web site.

Top Stories

Jazz Guitar's New Voice

Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, a 1990 alumnus, stands tall among a crop of young jazz musicians who are breaking new ground. He talks about his career in the Fall 2006 issue of Berklee Today. Read more...

One-Man Band

Thomas Dolby, years removed from "She Blinded Me with Science" and enjoying recent successes in the world of ring tones, talks to students about changing with the times. Read more...

Students Plug into SoundScan
Music business students gain direct and real-time access in the classroom to Nielsen's SoundScan information system. Read more...

Krystal Banfield Appointed as Berklee City Music Boston Director

Berklee appoints Krystal Banfield—a talented educator, arts administrator, and musician—to the position of director of Berklee City Music Boston. Read more...

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

Live at the BPC

It's a great month to hear the latest creations by some of the music world's most prolific innovators, including Bill Frisell (November 12) and Victor Wooten (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 or


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