Clinics and Master Classes

Improvisation Master Class with Marshall Gilkes

Tuesday / April 7, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jazz trombonist and composer Marshall Gilkes is forging new ground. For each of the past four years, he has been voted a Rising Star in Downbeat's annual critics poll, and he has received critical acclaim from audiences and journalists worldwide. In 2003, he was a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. As a leader, Gilkes has three critically acclaimed releases: Edenderry (2004) with the Marshall Gilkes Quartet, Lost Words (2008), and Sound Stories (2012). All three albums showcase Gilkes's unique composition style, which JazzReview.com calls "supremely artful."

In addition to his work as a leader, Gilkes is also a member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra and the Edmar Castañeda Trio, and a former member of the Richard Bona Group. From 2010 to 2014, he was a member of the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany. He has taught and presented master classes at institutions around the world, including the Banff Centre, Berklee College of Music, and the Brubeck Institute. Gilkes is a graduate of the Juilliard School and an artist for Edwards Instruments.

Admission: 
Free

Clinic with Katie Thiroux

Wednesday / February 4, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

WGBO presents a clinic with jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux. She received a presidential scholarship to Berklee College of Music in 2006, and within her first year, she gained the attention of Terri Lyne Carrington and Branford Marsalis and performed at festivals in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America both as a sideman and leader. Upon returning to her native Los Angeles, she formed a quartet of the brightest young talents in jazz, featuring Graham Dechter, Matt Witek, and Roger Neumann. 

Thiroux recently completed her self-titled debut album under the guidance of her mentor, John Clayton, and coproducer, the Grammy Award–winning Jeff Hamilton; it is set to be released in January 2015. DownBeat author and critic Kirk Silsbee remarks, "Her musicality, swinging drive, and attention to detail are values seldom heard in players of her age group." 

Admission: 
Free

2014 Music Education Symposium

Tuesday / November 18, 2014 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join Scott Shuler, Richard Wells, Sandra Doneski, and others to learn about the new National Arts Standards and the Common Core and how to apply them in the music education classroom.

 

Admission: 
Free Admission

PWMTD Visiting Artist Event with Record Producer, Tony Berg

Friday / October 31, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Los Angeles record producer, record executive (Geffen; Virgin; Three Records), studio owner (Zeitgeist), and guitarist Tony Berg is a mong the most active and prolific in the music business with credits ranging from Public Image, Ltd. to Jesca Hoop and Peter Gabriel.  Join this industry legend as he discusses record making, songwriting, the Los Angeles music scene, and how to build and maintain a career in the arts.  Open to all.

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Free

John Storyk-Recording Studio Design

Friday / October 24, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

John Storyk, architect and acoustician, and designer of the new Berklee Valencia and 160 Mass. Avenue recording studios, is a founding partner (along with his wife Beth Walters) of the Walters-Storyk Design Group.  John's presentation will include many examples of production facilities as well as discussion of basic acoustic principles used in their design and construction.  

Open to all.

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Forum Featuring Joe Lovano

Wednesday / December 10, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Forum Featuring John Patitucci and Danilo Pérez

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Forum Featuring Ben Street

Wednesday / November 26, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Forum Featuring Adam Cruz

Wednesday / November 19, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Forum Featuring John Patitucci

Wednesday / November 12, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

 

Admission: 
Free

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