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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.
A panel of expert musicians including guitarist Tariqh Akoni ’91 and percussionist Taku Hirano ’95 gave students insight into the music industry while in Boston for a Bette Midler concert at the TD Garden.
Born Theresa Danielle Flaminio, multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter DANiiVORY '08, who has toured with Beyoncé, CeeLo Green, and Imagine Dragons, sets out on her own.
After a five-year stint drumming with Beyoncé right out of Berklee, alumna Nikki Glaspie breaks out on her own with the Nth Power.
Holiday Mountain, an Austin-based psych dub pop trio formed at Berklee in 2011, was recently featured in Spin magazine and is currently on tour in support of its EP, You Be You, Part One.
David Carbonara '85 has scored all seven seasons of Mad Men, which is in its final run on AMC for the second half of its seventh, and last, season
Jazz pianist and composer Mina Yu '12, a native of Korea now based in New York, releases her debut album Papa's Records.
When violinist and educator Oriol Saña returned to Berklee last month from his native Barcelona, his overarching goal was to build a bridge between the two cities and connect Berklee with like-minded institutions from Spain.
Named one of Rolling Stone Country's Artists You Need to Know, Girls Guns and Glory brings its Boston-bred Americana worldwide.
The Shills, featuring MP&E grads Dave Sicilian '06 and James Zaner '06, have been a leading force in the Boston rock scene for a decade.
Alumnus Brad Madix '84 handles sound for Jack White.
This talented and tenacious songwriter has a knack for creating his own opportunities.
Most performers have had nightmares about bombing in front of a panel of celebrity judges, but for one Berklee alumna it was a dream come true.
This alumnus's flying fingers make magic with the Chapman Stick. After attending a Berklee in LA session, Griesgraber set his heart on Berklee, but knew he had his work cut out for him to succeed there. He began taking courses at MiraCosta college, and soon distinguished himself, tutoring other students, recording, and helping with administrative duties. He then transferred to Berklee, and two years later graduated summa cum laude.
This group brings together alumni who’ve stayed close, both personally and professionally, even as their careers have woven together and verged apart over the years.