Clinics and Master Classes

Tony Trischka giving free lessons on September 15-16

Thursday / September 15, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
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Tony Trischka will be on campus (Thursday-Friday, September 15-16th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka is perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 35 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. He was not only considered among the very best pickers, he was also one of the instrument's top teachers, and created numerous instructional books, teaching video tapes and cassettes.

With his fearless musical curiosity as the guiding force, Tony Trischka's latest critically acclaimed release, Territory roams widely through the banjo's creative terrain. Nine selections partner Tony with fellow banjoists Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Bill Evans, Bill Keith, Bruce Molsky, and twelve all-Trischka solo tracks explore a panorama of tunings, banjo sounds, and traditions; tapping the creative potential of America's signature musical instrument.

For more information about Tony visit http://www.tonytrischka.com

 

Woody Mann giving free lessons on September 13-14

Tuesday / September 13, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
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Woody Mann will be on campus (Tuesday-Wednesday, September 13-14th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Woody Mann

Woody Mann had his first musical schooling in the living room of Rev. Gary Davis, the now legendary blues, gospel, and ragtime guitarist. He soon went on to perform and record with blues legends Son House and Bukka White and contemporary finger style wizard John Fahey while studying at the Juilliard School and with jazz great Lennie Tristano. Since then Mann has pursued a rich and diverse career ranging from playing with jazz great Attila Zoller, to accompanying songwriter Dori Previn, to giving guitar lessons to Paul Simon. He has recorded extensively, performed throughout the world, and schooled countless guitarists through his many books and DVDs.  Acknowledging his artistry, the C.F. Martin guitar company has honored Woody with the release of the “WoodyMann” signature model guitar. Recently he co-produced the feature documentary film “Harlem Street Singer”, the story of Reverend Gary Davis, and has released two CD’s based on the soundtrack of the movie. Woody is widely recognized as one of the leading teachers and authorities of traditional blues music and a renowned guitar master with his own contemporary improvisational style.

For more information about Woody visit http://woodymann.com

 

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines giving free lessons on September 8-9

Thursday / September 8, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
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Paul Rishell and Annie Raines will be on campus (Thursday-Friday September 8-9th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Paul Rishell & Annie Raines:

Since 1992 Paul Rishell & Annie Raines have been hailed as one of the world’s best country blues duos. They have recorded 6 albums together including the W.C. Handy Award-winning Moving to the Country (2000), and received numerous award nominations from the Blues Foundation. They have performed and recorded with John Sebastian, Susan Tedeschi, Pinetop Perkins and Rory Block. They have opened for Ray Chares, Dr. John, and Little Feat, and performed on international radio and TV shows including Late Night with Conan O’Brien and A Prairie Home Companion. They continue to perform American roots music and their own compositions at festivals, concert halls, and clubs all over the world.

For more information about Paul & Annie visit http://www.paulandannie.com

Bruce Molksy giving free lessons on September 12-13

Monday / September 12, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
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Bruce Molsky will be on campus (Monday-Tuesday September 12-13th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Bruce Molsky

Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius.

In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller.

For more information about Bruce visit http://www.brucemolsky.com

Bruce Molksy giving free lessons on September 6-7

Tuesday / September 6, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
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Bruce Molsky will be on campus (Tuesday-Wednesday September 6-7th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Bruce Molsky

Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius.

In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller.

For more information about Bruce visit http://www.brucemolsky.com

Weeklong Intensive: Music as Catalyst for Change

Monday / October 31, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Various Berklee venues
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Join artistic directors Carla Dirlikov and Tony Woodcock as they explore the different ways music can be a catalyst for change, through social and cultural entrepreneurship. Panels, workshops, and coaching sessions will inspire students, and support them in launching their own positive-impact ventures.

 

Admission: 
Free

Keisel Jimenez: Timba - The Evolution of Cuban Roots

Wednesday / October 26, 2016 / 1:15 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This clinic will cover the function of the different percussion instruments in the Cuban timba. Timba is a very complex musical style that developed in Cuba in the 1970s. It merges different genres, such as salsa, traditional Afro-Cuban folkloric heritage, and American influences of funk/R&B. Keisel  Jimenez will show where this movement comes from and its foundations and peculiarities.

Admission: 
Free

Kenny Werner Master Class

Wednesday / November 16, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Kenny Werner of the Effortless Mastery Institute will host a master class for piano.

Admission: 
Free

Kelly Price Clinic

Tuesday / November 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

R&B/gospel recording artist Kelly Price will share challenges she experienced regarding body image and the standards and perceptions that many women artists face in the music industry. This event is sponsored by Berklee's Reach Out Initiative.  berklee.edu/reach-out

Admission: 
Free

Derico Sciotti Clinic/Concert

Monday / October 24, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

With his flute melodies, Derico Sciotti will illustrate some history of Brazilian music. 

The show is based on the appearance and trajectory of the music styles in Brazil from the end of the 1800s to today. Enjoy the history of the samba of Paulinho da Viola, Adoniran Barbosa, and Nelson Cavaquinho to the ripening of MPB with Chico Buarque, Edu Lobo, Ivan Lins, and Milton Nascimento, all the way to the more contemporary samba and MPB in the pieces of João Bosco and Rita Lee. 

Admission: 
Free

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