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November 2005


Meshell Ndegeocello's November visit to Berklee makes so much sense that it's surprising it didn't happen sooner. Like Berklee itself, the eclectic bassist has excelled in a range of styles—soul, r&b, rock, reggae—and on the heels of her latest recording, a jazz set, Meshell will perform with students and even present a public master class. Learn more below about the show, which will feature her on bass, supporting several student vocalists singing songs from her albums.

Berklee's continuing response to Hurricane Katrina continues in November with a fundraising concert, Second Line Resurrection, on November 29. Read on for more on that, and news of a very unusual recording session that took place on campus.

The Berklee Concert Series

The college's annual live music series returns with performances that will cover the musical gamut. Hear Berklee's best play with some of the world's best.

This month's concert

November 3, 2005 Meshell Ndegeocello
Grammy-nominated bassist and composer Meshell Ndegeocello culminates three days of clinics and rehearsals with what promises to be an extraordinary night of music in the Berklee Performance Center (BPC). Ndegeocello and a student band will accompany eight student vocalists in a concert directed by faculty guitarist David Fiuczynski, who has recorded with Ndegeocello several times in the past decade.

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

Future concerts in the series
December 8, 2005 Singers Showcase
February 26, 2006 Great American Songbook: The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
March 31, 2006 La Guitara, featuring Patty Larkin

For more information, see the Berklee Concert Series home page

November Events

Latin Culture Celebration, Through November 7

More than a week of concerts and clinics hits a high point on the evening of November 1, with A Tribute to Rubén Blades, when students pay musical homage to the Panamanian great in the BPC. Read more...

Public Lectures, Throughout November

Several visiting artist clinics are free and open to the general public this month, including Meshell Ndegeocello's ensemble clinic at noon on November 1 (BPC), several WindsDay 2005 sessions on November 7, and saxophonist Jimmy Heath's master class on November 21.

Jazz on Wheels, November 19

Berklee's library-based faculty concert series continues with a Dorchester date. Read more...

Second Line Resurrection, November 29

Saxophonist Donald Harrison and Berklee's Jazz Hip-Hop Orchestra headline the BPC in a fundraising concert for the New Orleans Visiting Artist Fund. Read more about Berklee's response to Hurricane Katrina...

Learn more on the Events section of our web site.

Live at the BPC

Talk about variety. This month at the BPC you'll have a chance to hear gospel, soul, Latin, rock, jazz, a capella, and music from Ireland and Japan. Highlights include Rockapella (Nov. 11), Steve Tyrell (Nov. 13), and Aaron Neville (Nov. 30), as well as three big shows mentioned above: A Tribute to Rubén Blades (Nov. 1), Meshell Ndegeocello (Nov. 3), and Second Line Resurrection (Nov. 29).

On Sale

Buy tickets while you still can for these shows:

  • The Musical Box (A tribute to early Genesis) — Tickets went on sale October 28 for December 15 show

  • Yngwie Malmsteen — Tickets still available for November 28 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 web site.

From the Top

  Producer Elliot Scheiner (left) and Kathy Mattea.
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Recording in the Real World

Three Grammy winners visit campus to take part in a recording session featuring country singer Kathy Mattea on a student composition. Read more...

Global Perspectives

Voice of America produces in-depth radio profiles of three international Berklee students. Read more...

Latest Books from Berklee Press

Berklee Press has just published Vocal Workouts for the Contemporary Singer, a collection of exercise circuits customized for singers of all types and levels, by Anne Peckham, professor of voice. Read more...

Piano Essentials: Scales, Chords, Arpeggios, and Cadences for the Contemporary Pianist, by faculty pianist Ross Ramsay, helps pianists and keyboardists build a solid musical foundation. Read more...

Coming Up
Visit our news home page often this month. You'll see new feature stories on an Ellis Marsalis clinic, a panel discussion about musicians' roles in social change, and a profile on alumnus DJ Gomi.

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


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