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Ricky Duran Lights Up the Semifinals on The Voice

The Massachusetts native and Berklee alumnus will sing in the show’s finale next week. 

Zakir Hussain playing tabla in a master class

Zakir Hussain and the Art of Forgetting

The Indian composer and tabla virtuoso shared his thoughts on improvisation and a musician's relationship to their instrument at a recent master class.

Andrew Sarlo's Big Year: On Producing for Bon Iver, Big Thief, and More

The alumnus goes behind the scenes of some of 2019’s top releases and curates a playlist of his productions for Berklee Now.

Making Space for Different Bodies: Toby MacNutt on Dance and Disability

The dancer and choreographer shared their artistic journey and strategies for adaptive movement in a recent on-campus workshop. 

MJ Rodriguez

MJ Rodriguez Finds Roles That Reflect Her True Identity

The Pose star and Berklee alumna talks about her journey as an actress and a trans woman. 

Missy Elliott - 'The Rain' (Berklee Commencement Concert)

This tribute to Missy Elliott during the 2019 Berklee Commencement Concert features Dom Jones and Brayla Cook on lead vocals. Elliott was in attendance at the performance and received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music the following day for her contributions to the music industry.

Paula Cole

Paula Cole's Hard-Earned Advice for Dealing with Success

The acclaimed singer-songwriter and Berklee alumna urged students to prioritize their mental health. 

Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science - 'Bells (Ring Loudly)'

This composition addresses racial profiling and police brutality. The performers are Terri Lyne Carrington, drums; Aaron Parks, piano; Matthew Stevens, guitar; Morgan Guerin, bass; Debo Ray, voice; and Kokayi, voice.

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Boston Globe: Jon Garelick’s Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2019

The Boston Globe listed Terri Lyne Carrington as their jazz artist of the year due to her groundbreaking work with the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, and lauded her album with Social Science, Waiting Game. The album also made their list of the top 10 jazz records this year, alongside fellow Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice faculty member Kris Davis and Gary Burton Chair in Jazz Performance Joe Lovano.

Boston Globe

NPR: 11 Jazz Songs That Spoke Truth to Power in 2019

NPR Music listed faculty member Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science's song "Bells (Ring Loudly)" as one of 11 songs that spoke truth to power in jazz this year. 


New York Times: The Decade in Jazz

Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, and the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice helped define the decade in jazz. 

New York Times

NPR: Best Music Of 2019

Faculty member Kris Davis's album Diatom Ribbons made NPR's list of top albums for the year 2019; it was the only jazz album selected. 


The New York Times: Best Jazz of 2019

The New York Times ranked faculty member Kris Davis's Diatom Ribbons as the top jazz album of 2019.

The New York Times