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Grace Kelly '11 Is 'Trying to Figure It Out'

July 18, 2016

Fresh off her latest album and a stint in the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, at 24, alto saxophonist Grace Kelly '11 has only just begun.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Bryan Grone '08

July 12, 2016

A Berklee graduate talks about working for Spotify and producing live sessions with artists such as D'Angelo and Demi Lovato.

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Karin Ryan '03

'Love Is the Answer' for Carter Center’s Karin Ryan '03

June 21, 2016

Karin Ryan ’03 enlists Berklee for a moving music video that will become the global rallying cry for The Carter Center’s Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.

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Alejandro Sanz H'13 and his band, featuring Freddy "Fuego" Gonzalez '09 M '15 and Victor Mirallas '15, take a bow on stage

Alumni Tour World with Alejandro Sanz

May 25, 2016

Grammy-winning Latin pop hitmaker Alejandro Sanz '13H has enlisted Berklee alumni Freddy “Fuego” Gonzalez ’09, ‘15G and Victor Mirallas ’15 in his touring band.

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Anna Wise '10 on Collaborating with Kendrick Lamar, Sonnymoon, Her Solo Debut

April 29, 2016

Alumna Anna Wise '10 waxes poetic on how she came to work with Kendrick Lamar, her debut solo album, and creating a singular life and career in the music industry. 

 

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Students Create Score, Sound for Film at IFFBoston

April 29, 2016

Black Canaries, a film whose score and sound design came out of a joint film scoring/electronic production and design practicum, is featured in the Independent Film Festival Boston, April 27-May 4, 2016.

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Slideshow: Berklee's SXSW Party and Audio via Vanyaland

March 31, 2016

Check out photos and audio from Berklee's annual SXSW party featuring performances by alumni and students.

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Percussionist Taku Hirano '95 during his interview in the Alumni Affairs Office, March 24, 2016

PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Percussionist Taku Hirano

March 29, 2016

Alumnus Taku Hirano '95 is a percussionist, producer, and designer who has carved an eclectic career over the past two decades working with Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Dr. Dre, Bette Midler, John Mayer, and Cirque du Soleil.

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Drummer Nate Morton '94 at Berklee February 28, 2016.

PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Drummer Nate Morton of The Voice

February 29, 2016

Berklee alumnus Nate Morton '94 is the drummer in the house band for NBC's The Voice and has appeared on the Rock Star: Supernova and INXS reality shows, toured nationally in the American Idol band, and performed with Natalie Cole, Paul Stanley, and Chaka Khan.

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PODCAST: Life After Berklee—Donny McCaslin on Recording with David Bowie

February 10, 2016

Last year saxophonist Donny McCaslin '88 and his jazz quartet were enlisted by David Bowie H'99 to record what became Bowie's 25th and final album, Blackstar. Just weeks after the album's release and the shock of Bowie's death, McCaslin talks about recording with Bowie and longtime producer Tony Visconti.

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Living Colour and Drummer Will Calhoun '86 on Fire at Berklee

January 1, 2016

Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun '86, shares advice for Berklee students, thoughts on the drums from a global perspective, and blazing chops throughout a clinic at David Friend Recital Hall.

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DIY Creativity Shapes Alumna's Career in U.S., India

December 16, 2015

Singer-songwriter and alumna Zoya is finding success in her native India and the United States with her signature folk fusion that combines elements of pop and Northern Indian music with varied, unusual instrumentation.

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Lil John Roberts '92 with students in the Shames Family Scoring Stage, December 9, 2015

Drummer "Lil' John" Roberts '92 Meets and Performs with Students

December 14, 2015

On break in the midst of touring with Janet Jackson, drummer and producer Lil John Roberts '92 visited Berklee to perform and speak with students.

 

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PODCAST: Victor Prieto '02

November 2, 2015

An alumnus from the Galician region of Spain is single-handedly putting the accordion on the map in the jazz world.

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Berklee Alumni Build Careers, Connections in Brooklyn

August 21, 2015

For the better part of the last decade, Berklee alumni artists, engineers, producers, songwriters, and venue owners are among the graduates who have sown deep roots in Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. 

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Students jamming at So.i.Heard House of Music

New Lessons: Berklee Alumni Craft the Future of Music Education

August 10, 2015

Several Berklee alumni have taken their experience with the Berklee way of learning into the world of private music lessons in order to find new ways to innovate and build on that traditional model.

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Jamie Scott, Julian Bunetta '01 and John Ryan '10 at the 2014 BMI London Awards, honored for their song "Story of My Life"

Alumni Julian Bunetta '01 and John Ryan '10 Propel One Direction to No. 1

August 9, 2015

Julian Bunetta '01 and John Ryan '10 had a hand in shaping the songs and sounds on the last  three record-breaking albums from the English-Irish pop group, One Direction, with another album in the works.

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Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation

Alumni Behind Scenes and Sounds on Summer’s Blockbusters

August 6, 2015

Berklee alumni are once again playing key music and sound roles on many of this summer’s biggest blockbuster movies.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Advice for Berklee Students from Alumni in the Film Industry

August 6, 2015

Alumni working on music and sound for some of this summer’s biggest blockbuster films reflect on their time at Berklee and share tips for students interested in working in the industry.

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Alissia '14

Alissia ‘14: Can’t Fake the Funk

July 21, 2015

Five years ago, Alissia ’14 was a student shooting for a scholarship to Berklee at the Umbria Jazz Festival. Now, the Berklee graduate and rising sensation is bringing her fresh brand of modern funk to tens of thousands from the festival’s stage.

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