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Remembering the Timeless Sounds of John Abercrombie ’67

The late guitar virtuoso, whose nimble, lyrical playing opened up new musical landscapes on compositions such as “Banshee,” will be celebrated with a Signature Series tribute concert on October 10.

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Lucy Holstedt Creates a Space for Women Composers and Arrangers

Holstedt, a professor in the Harmony Department, started the Women Musicians Network and annual concert in 1998, back when Berklee's student population was just over 20 percent female. She talks about what's changed over the years, and about this year's show, on November 8.

Josh Rogosin Makes Tiny Desk Feel Like Campfire Music

The technical director infuses NPR Music's popular series with a mix of technology, theatricality, and artistry.


BGJI Student Tells Russian Tale with Jazz at Monterey

Kazakhstani pianist Anastassiya Petrova, who will perform with her quartet at the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 21 and 22, composed "The Traveler" on the Hammond organ. 


Noé Zagroun Brings the French Riviera to Boston Common

We’ll listen to the alumnus' latest piano piece, which reflects his upbringing in the French Riviera and the network of jazz and classical instrumentalists he has worked with at Berklee. He'll play Boston Common's Brewer Plaza on September 24.

David Gilmore's 'Blues Mind Matter' off Album Named One of Year's Best

Gilmore's 2017 jazz album, Transitions, was named one of DownBeat magazine’s Top CDs that year. In this episode, we'll listen to the tune "Blues Mind Matter" from that album. Gilmore will perform at the Berklee Performance Center August 13. 

Danielle Juhre's Soaring Vocals Carry 'Does She Know'

In this episode, we listen to Danielle Juhre, a powerhouse vocalist and music business major who draws on her creative peers and education in business to build a performance career on her own terms.

Miette Hope's Lush Harmonies Define 'Release Me'

In this episode, we’ll listen to recent graduate Miette Hope’s latest single, which is about trying to finally break free from a painful relationship. You can hear her live at Derby Square in Salem at 5:00 p.m. on July 14.


dolltr!ck's Electronic Soundscapes

Student Claire Marie Lim, who performs as dolltr!ck, uses an electronic digital instrument to create playful pieces that mix electronica, future dance, hip-hop, and house.


Omar Hakim on the Melting Pot of American Music

The drummer, composer, and producer has performed with the biggest names in music without becoming typecast.

Pablo Munguía on Shaping the Future of Music

Pablo Munguía discusses helping students push the frontiers of music and technology, and reuniting with Justin Timberlake for the Super Bowl halftime show.

Alison Plante on How She Helps Create the Next Film Scorers

The award-winning composer and chair of the Film Scoring Department discusses her plans for preparing those interested in careers in scoring for film, TV, video games, and other visual media.

Erin Barra Rethinks How Songwriters Use Technology

Erin Barra talks about her anti-tech roots and why she pushes songwriters to use technology to achieve their vision.