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Alumni News Stories

Bette Midler Band Visits Berklee

June 19, 2015

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.

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Nikki Glaspie '05

Nikki Glaspie '05: Beyoncé and Beyond

May 11, 2015

After a five-year stint drumming with Beyoncé right out of Berklee, alumna Nikki Glaspie breaks out on her own with the Nth Power.

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DaNiiVORY performing alongside Beyoncé.

DANiiVORY ‘08: From CeeLo to the Super Bowl with Beyoncé

May 11, 2015

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.

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'Mad Men' Composer David Carbonara Got Seduced by Film Scoring at Berklee

May 7, 2015

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

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PODCAST: Holiday Mountain

May 7, 2015

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. 

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Pianist and Composer Mina Yu' 12

PODCAST: Mina Yu '12

April 21, 2015

Jazz pianist and composer Mina Yu '12, a native of Korea now based in New York, releases her debut album Papa's Records.

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PODCAST: Curtin

April 6, 2015

The debut album from Brooklyn-bred duo Curtin, One for the Doghearted, features Berklee alumni Sweeney Tidball ’03 and Andrew Tracy ’04, who also handled mixing, as well as Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen.

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Banda Magda

PODCAST: Banda Magda

March 9, 2015

Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou '08Banda Magda deftly melds styles from samba to Greek folk to Columbian cumbia and has caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to Louis C.K.

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Oriol Saña ‘98 Brings Jazz Fiddle to Barcelona

January 12, 2015

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.

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PODCAST: Girls Guns and Glory

December 22, 2014

Named one of Rolling Stone Country's Artists You Need to Know, Girls Guns and Glory brings its Boston-bred Americana worldwide.

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The Shills

PODCAST: The Shills

December 16, 2014

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.

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Alumni Profile: Brad Madix '84

December 8, 2014

Alumnus Brad Madix '84 handles sound for Jack White.

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Brian Marquis '01: Making His Own Luck

April 11, 2014

This talented and tenacious songwriter has a knack for creating his own opportunities.

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Cristina Vaira '13: Getting Back to What Matters

April 11, 2014

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.

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PODCAST: Tom Griesgraber '95

December 10, 2013

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.

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PODCAST: Say So If You Know

September 3, 2013

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.

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PODCAST: Kim Logan '10

August 5, 2013

Opera-singer-turned-songwriter serves up gutbucket tunes in Nashville

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