Clinics and Master Classes

Marco Minneman

Friday / September 30, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

German native Marco Minnemann is looked upon by his peers as one of the most gifted, innovative, cutting-edge drummers on the international music scene today. He has won numerous awards for his educational drum books and videos and was recently featured on the cover of the world's number one drum magazine, Modern Drummer. Minnemann's unusual drum kit setup, which includes an array of multiple foot pedals, Gong drum, electronics, and unique cymbal configurations, combined with his amazing, extreme interdependence skills has propelled him to superstar status among today's elite drumming royalty. His total command of four-way independence is unequaled, and his over-the-top drumming creations are simply mind-boggling. He is a total drumming super freak.

In 2006, Minnemann was invited to perform on a rare world clinic tour with legendary drummer Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons, Brecker Bros.) and drumming great Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth). His top-selling instructional book, Maximum Minnemann was recently voted in the Top Five Best Educational Books in the Modern Drummer 2007 Readers Poll, and his most recent DVD, The Marco Show (DW DVD), features riveting performances with artists Mike Keneally (guitar), Bryan Beller (bass), and the legendary Buddy Rich Big Band. Marco Minnemann continues to redefine drumming and solidify his place in music history with a truly unique voice and an undisputed talent, as one of the greatest drummers and innovative composers the world has ever witnessed.

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Bryan Beller

Friday / September 30, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Bryan Beller has maintained a frenetic, multi-faceted career as a bassist, composer, writer, and clinician for nearly 20 years, earning a reputation as a uniquely talented yet supremely tasteful hired-gun bassist for adventurous rock guitarists and singer-songwriters alike.

He was Steve Vai's choice on bass for the live CD/DVD Where the Wild Things Are; bassist for the "band" Dethklok, a tongue-in-cheek extreme metal band borne of the hit show Metalocalypse; and a new fusion power trio called the Aristocrats with the recent Guitar Player cover-gracing Guthrie Govan and renowned drummer Marco Minnemann. He's also been a musical partner of guitarist Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa) for 17 years, twelve albums, countless tours, and millions of notes.

On his own, Beller released his debut solo album, the jazz/rock-flavored View, in late 2003 to widespread critical acclaim, and his most recent album, Thanks in Advance (2008), set the bar even higher.

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Rhiannon

Wednesday / September 28, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer, and master teacher, Rhiannon has been bringing her unique and potent blend of jazz, world music, improvisation, and storytelling to audiences for more than three decades. From her stellar collaborations with the all-women's jazz ensemble Alive! to a cappella ensemble SoVoSó to Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra to her groundbreaking solo and ensemble performances, Rhiannon enthralls and inspires her audiences.

In addition to her ongoing solo performing and recording career, and her current ensemble projects, Rhiannon enjoys a longtime musical collaboration with vocal improvisation master McFerrin. Since 1986 she has been a member of his 12-voice orchestra, Voicestra. In 1997 Rhiannon recorded Circlesongs with McFerrin, and has been a featured soloist on annual U.S. and European Voicestra tours. She currently performs completely improvised concerts with two brilliant instrumental trios-one on each coast of the U.S.-as well as with WeBe3, a unique and compelling a cappella ensemble with fellow Voicestra members Joey Blake and David Worm. They released their first CD in May 2008, WeBe3 Live and Improvised: World Tour 2007

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Rhiannon

Wednesday / September 21, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer, and master teacher, Rhiannon has been bringing her unique and potent blend of jazz, world music, improvisation, and storytelling to audiences for more than three decades. From her stellar collaborations with the all-women's jazz ensemble Alive! to a cappella ensemble SoVoSó to Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra to her groundbreaking solo and ensemble performances, Rhiannon enthralls and inspires her audiences.

In addition to her ongoing solo performing and recording career, and her current ensemble projects, Rhiannon enjoys a longtime musical collaboration with vocal improvisation master McFerrin. Since 1986 she has been a member of his 12-voice orchestra, Voicestra. In 1997 Rhiannon recorded Circlesongs with McFerrin, and has been a featured soloist on annual U.S. and European Voicestra tours. She currently performs completely improvised concerts with two brilliant instrumental trios-one on each coast of the U.S.—as well as with WeBe3, a unique and compelling a cappella ensemble with fellow Voicestra members Joey Blake and David Worm. They released their first CD in May 2008, WeBe3 Live and Improvised: World Tour 2007

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Rhiannon

Wednesday / September 28, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer, and master teacher, Rhiannon has been bringing her unique and potent blend of jazz, world music, improvisation, and storytelling to audiences for more than three decades. From her stellar collaborations with the all-women's jazz ensemble Alive! to a cappella ensemble SoVoSó to Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra to her groundbreaking solo and ensemble performances, Rhiannon enthralls and inspires her audiences.

In addition to her ongoing solo performing and recording career, and her current ensemble projects, Rhiannon enjoys a longtime musical collaboration with vocal improvisation master McFerrin. Since 1986 she has been a member of his 12-voice orchestra, Voicestra. In 1997 Rhiannon recorded Circlesongs with McFerrin, and has been a featured soloist on annual U.S. and European Voicestra tours. She currently performs completely improvised concerts with two brilliant instrumental trios-one on each coast of the U.S.-as well as with WeBe3, a unique and compelling a cappella ensemble with fellow Voicestra members Joey Blake and David Worm. They released their first CD in May 2008, WeBe3 Live and Improvised: World Tour 2007

 

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Rhiannon

Monday / September 26, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer, and master teacher, Rhiannon has been bringing her unique and potent blend of jazz, world music, improvisation, and storytelling to audiences for more than three decades. From her stellar collaborations with the all-women's jazz ensemble Alive! to a cappella ensemble SoVoSó to Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra to her groundbreaking solo and ensemble performances, Rhiannon enthralls and inspires her audiences.

In addition to her ongoing solo performing and recording career, and her current ensemble projects, Rhiannon enjoys a longtime musical collaboration with vocal improvisation master McFerrin. Since 1986 she has been a member of his 12-voice orchestra, Voicestra. In 1997 Rhiannon recorded Circlesongs with McFerrin, and has been a featured soloist on annual U.S. and European Voicestra tours. She currently performs completely improvised concerts with two brilliant instrumental trios-one on each coast of the U.S.-as well as with WeBe3, a unique and compelling a cappella ensemble with fellow Voicestra members Joey Blake and David Worm. They released their first CD in May 2008, WeBe3 Live and Improvised: World Tour 2007

 

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Rhiannon

Wednesday / September 21, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer, and master teacher, Rhiannon has been bringing her unique and potent blend of jazz, world music, improvisation, and storytelling to audiences for more than three decades. From her stellar collaborations with the all-women's jazz ensemble Alive! to a cappella ensemble SoVoSó to Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra to her groundbreaking solo and ensemble performances, Rhiannon enthralls and inspires her audiences.

In addition to her ongoing solo performing and recording career, and her current ensemble projects, Rhiannon enjoys a longtime musical collaboration with vocal improvisation master McFerrin. Since 1986 she has been a member of his 12-voice orchestra, Voicestra. In 1997 Rhiannon recorded Circlesongs with McFerrin, and has been a featured soloist on annual U.S. and European Voicestra tours. She currently performs completely improvised concerts with two brilliant instrumental trios-one on each coast of the U.S.-as well as with WeBe3, a unique and compelling a cappella ensemble with fellow Voicestra members Joey Blake and David Worm. They released their first CD in May 2008, WeBe3 Live and Improvised: World Tour 2007

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Q-Brew: Production Junction, What's Your Function?

Friday / November 18, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Q-Brew: Information about the Music Industry That You Need to Know 101

Production Junction, What's Your Function?—All production managers and crews want you to know this. . . .

The Red Room @ Cafe 939 and the Professional Music Department bring you a monthly series about the reality of branding, booking, touring, and producing your band in the now. It’s called the Q-Brew series because you have questions and we have answers.

Whether you’re a band, solo/duo artist, or a future business and industry person, please come and join us and our speakers from various fields in the industry for a heartfelt conversation. (Bring your lunch.) We will keep it concise and honest. Come with questions or email them ahead of time to 939booking@berklee.edu with the subject line "Q-Brew questions."

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Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: Ladies First

Monday / October 3, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ladies First: Women in Urban Music, the fifth annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, is presented by the Music Business/Management Department in the Professional Education Division. This panel creates a tremendous opportunity to engage students specifically around music business paradigms, issues, and approaches that garner success in urban genres.

We will bring in a strong caliber of women from across disciplines who shape urban music, as well as those who have risen through the ranks into top-level positions. This event examines past practices, challenges, and new horizons. Guests, faculty, and students engage in compelling, real-world dialogue, and the event features a performance by Berklee students and a Q&A session. This event is all-ages and open to the public.

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$8 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission

Leonardo Lucini: Advanced Concepts in Modern Brazilian Bass Playing

Wednesday / September 21, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The purpose of this workshop is to bring Brazilian styles to bass playing on the contemporary stage. We will demonstrate ways to integrate traditional Brazilian styles (such as baião, afoxé, maracatu, samba, and partido alto) with modern styles (funk, jazz, etc.), as well as combining traditional rhythms together. Further, we will show how to perform these rhythms in odd meters (e.g., 7/4, 5/4). The workshop will also explore the use of chorinho (choro) melodies and accompaniment as tools.

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