Clinics and Master Classes

John Patitucci Master Class

Friday / October 19, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

John Patitucci master classes, by appointment, with audience.

Admission: 
Free

John Patitucci Master Class

Friday / October 19, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

John will hold a series of master classes. Eight bassists will be registered for each hour, and the audience may observe.

Admission: 
Free

John Clayton Clinic

Tuesday / October 16, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Double bass virtuoso and premier jazz educator John Clayton presents a clinic.

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Jazz Masters Speak: Interview with George Garzone

Thursday / October 25, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Acclaimed radio personality Steve Schwartz hosts a series of live interviews with BGJI faculty and artists in residence. This week: faculty saxophonist George Garzone.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee in Sao Paulo

Thursday / November 1, 2012 / 2:30 p.m.
Conservatorio Musical Souza Lima
Rua José Maria Lisboa, 745
Sao Paulo
Brazil
01423-001

What are the stylistic considerations of improvisation? Who does it? How do we learn it? How does it relate to the composer's craft? Why should all instrumentalists (drummers, guitarists, bassists, pianists, wind players, string players, and vocalists) learn this art? These questions will be our guide as Berklee College of Music presents its first-ever seminar on improvisation at our Berklee International Network partner, Conservatorio Souza Lima in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The workshop is for all musicians—from classical, to pop, rock, jazz and more—who are interested in learning the art of improvisation from the blues and jazz traditions. The Art of Improvisation: Blues and Jazz will present classes in lecture and master class formats, enabling students to learn about improvisational techniques and practice them in the master class, both in performance and composition.

For more information, visit souzalima.com.

Admission: 
$300

David Surette Clinic

Thursday / October 25, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

One of New England's finest guitarists, David Surette has been quietly generating a growing following for his work as a soloist. His solo albums Back Roads and Trip to Kemper have helped to establish him as a top player and arranger of Celtic fingerstyle guitar, yet his diverse repertoire also includes original compositions, blues and ragtime, traditional American roots music, and folk music from a variety of traditions, all played with finesse, taste, and virtuosity. He is equally at home on the mandolin and bouzouki and is well-known as a top-notch accompanist in New England's contra dance and Celtic music circles. He is also in demand as a studio musician and sideman. He has performed throughout the country at festivals, concerts, coffeehouses, and contra dances, and in 1999 toured in Brittany, France. Since 1988 Surette has enjoyed an inspired musical partnership with singer Susie Burke, with whom he has just released a duo recording, Sometimes in the Evening. He also plays regularly with fiddler Rodney Miller, with whom he performed at the 1999 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife and released two recordings. He was awarded an NEA travel grant in 1994 to study the traditional music of Brittany and has written a book of Celtic guitar arrangements for Mel Bay Publications.

Admission: 
Free

Effective Methods of Writing for Harp With Felice Pomeranz

Monday / October 15, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Effective methods of writing for harp with special techniques and effects unique to harp. There will also be harp performance during this event.

Admission: 
Free

Hitmaking with Kara DioGuardi

Monday / November 26, 2012 / 11:00 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

A clinic with Kara Dioguardi that will expose what is needed to make it in today's pop songwriting world. The clinic will also include a summing up of the seminar that Dioguardi has taught all semester and a listening session with commentary of some of the outstanding songs created in class by her students. Berklee ID required for admittance. 

Admission: 
Free

Jaleel Shaw Clinic

Thursday / February 7, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Alto and soprano saxophonist Jaleel Shaw is presently a member of the Roy Haynes Quartet, the Mingus Big Band, and has performed with Christian McBride, Jason Moran, Stefon Harris, Roy Hargrove, Dave Holland, Jimmy Cobb, and more. Shaw grew up in Philadelphia, PA, where he was constantly surrounded by music. He picked up the alto saxophone when he was nine and joined a youth jazz band directed by jazz educator Lovette Hines about a year later. In addition to performing with Hines’ band for nearly six years, Shaw also immersed himself in Philly’s local jazz scene, studying and performing with some of the talented musicians that city has historically produced.

Upon graduating from high school, Shaw received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. He attended Berklee for four years and earned a dual degree in music education and performance in 2000. While at Berklee, he received the Billboard Endowed Scholarship for Outstanding Academic and Musical Achievement (1998), two Woodwind Dept. Chair Awards,the Outstanding Student Teacher Award, and the Boston Jazz Society Award (1999).

After graduation, Shaw received a scholarship to attend the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he received his master's in jazz performance in May of 2002.

Shaw’s debut CD, Perspective, was released in June 2005 and received rave reviews from Jazzwise Magazine and the New York Times, and was named one of the top five debut CDs of 2005 by All About Jazz Magazine and Jazzwise Magazine. He was also awarded an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award for his composition “The Heavyweight Champion,” featured on the CD. That same year, Shaw joined the Roy Haynes Quartet and in 2006 and was featured on Roy Haynes’s Grammy-nominated Whereas recording.

In 2008, Shaw started his own record label, Changu Records, on which he released his second CD, Optimism. That same year, he won another ASCAP Young Composer Award for the composition “The Flipside,” which is heard on Optimism. He was also nominated for Up and Coming by the Jazz Journalists Association later that year. Shaw has recently been mentioned in Jazztimes Magazine’s 2011 Readers Poll for Alto Saxophonist of the Year, along with Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Bunky Green, and Kenny Garrett. 

Admission: 
Free with Berklee ID

Gilson Schachnik: Brazilian Piano Clinic

Tuesday / October 9, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A clinic presented by faculty pianist Gilson Schachnik about the role of the piano in a trio setting in Brazilian music, with a performance of Brazilian piano trio arrangements from the 1960s through today. Featuring Oscar Stagnaro and Mark Walker.

Admission: 
Free

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