Clinics and Master Classes

Improvisation in the Context of Orchestral Works

Tuesday / March 29, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

As part of its seventh annual Global Jazz Summit, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute welcomes special artists Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, and Danilo Pérez. Grammy Award winner Joe Lovano studied under Herb Pomeroy and Gary Burton, and is recognized as one of the world's premiere tenor saxophone players. John Patitucci is active in Wayne Shorter's quartet, which won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album. In addition, Patitucci has performed on his own and with artists such as B. B. King, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock, to name only a few. He currently teaches at Berklee College of Music as an artist in residence. Danilo Pérez, also a Grammy Award winner, is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. He is the artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Join them for their thoughts on improvisation in the context of orchestral works.

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Admission: 
Free

Solid State Logic Sound Vision Event

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Shames Family Scoring Stage
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A144
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Improvisation from the Womb to Cultural Identity

Wednesday / March 30, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

As part of its seventh annual Global Jazz Summit, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute welcomes special guest, Danny Rivera, the "national voice of Puerto Rico" with a career spanning more than 50 years. Rivera shares his thoughts on improvisation as a lifelong tool. 

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Admission: 
Free

Open Rehearsal featuring John Clayton w/ Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday / April 19, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Internationally renowned bassist, composer, and recording artist John Clayton will lead a concert of his music with the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Greg Hopkins on Thursday, April 21st.  Come see how this long-time co-leader of the Clayton/Hamilton Big Band prepares his ensemble.

The multiple roles in which he excels -- composer, arranger, conductor, producer, educator, and yes, extraordinary bassist -- garner him a number of challenging assignments and commissions. With a Grammy on his shelf and eight additional nominations, artists such as Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Regina Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah, and Charles Aznavour vie for a spot on his crowded calendar.

Career highlights include arranging the 'Star Spangled Banner" for Whitney Houston's performance at Super Bowl 1990 (the recording went platinum), playing bass on Paul McCartney's CD “Kisses On The Bottom,” arranging and playing bass with Yo-Yo Ma and Friends on "Songs of Joy and Peace," and arranging playing and conducting the 2009 CD "Charles Aznavour With the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra," and numerous recordings with Diana Krall, the Clayton Brothers, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz, Orchestra, Milt Jackson, Monty Alexander and many others.http://www.johnclaytonjazz.com/
 

Admission: 
Free

Creative Sampling with iZotope Iris

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Creative Sampling with iZotope Iris

Iris 2 is a next-level sampler. Imagine all the sound possibilities of a powerful sampler combined with the controls of a virtual synthesizer, all while having the sound design potential of spectral filtering. That is what this amazing virtual instrument is all about. In this workshop, we will cover how Iris works and how to navigate its unique interface in addition to exploring the deep sample library and how you can bring in your own unique samples to create one-of-a-kind sounds. 

Admission: 
Free

Percussion Days: Demystifying the Rudiments

Friday / April 1, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Dave DiCenso, an associate professor in the Percussion Department, presents a drum set clinic as part of Berklee's Percussion Days events.

Admission: 
Free

Percussion Days: Polyrhythmic Possibilities for the Drum Set

Thursday / March 31, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Henrique De Almeida

Using original compositions for the drums, Henrique De Almeida, a drum set artist and associate professor in the Percussion Department, takes students on a musical journey that covers areas such as polyrhythms, the Moeller technique, jazz coordination, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and jazz fusion double bass. The presentation will focus on the benefits and usage of odd groupings to generate polyrhythmic possibilities on the drum set. De Almeida will also demonstrate many other aspects of his well-known teaching concepts such as soloing concepts, performing creative musical exercises and etudes that incorporate technique, exploring musical forms, balancing reading and improvisation, and many others that directly relate to live performance. Don’t miss this fun educational and inspirational clinic and performance that's part of Berklee's Percussion Days events.

Admission: 
Free

ASCAP Day at Berklee Featuring Wendy & Lisa

Thursday / April 7, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Come join in a conversation with Emmy and ASCAP Award-winning music duo Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, in which they will discuss their career path including touring with Prince, producing their own albums, and scoring for film and television.

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Address: Wendy and Lisa

Moderated by Susan Rogers

Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman are an Emmy Award-winning musical composing duo based in Los Angeles. They both started their careers in one of the most successful rock bands of the 80s, Prince & the Revolution. They continued to work as a duo and released five original albums as well as pursuing a career path in scoring feature films and television. Since 1995’s box office hit Dangerous Minds, Wendy & Lisa have set a successful track record scoring films such as Soul Food, Something New, television series’ “Crossing Jordan,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Mercy” and the Emmy-nominated NBC series “Heroes.” The duo has won numerous ASCAP Awards for Top TV Series and Top Box Office Films and a 2006 Black Reel Award for Best Original Score for “Something New.” Apart from their composing career, Wendy and Lisa are often sought out for their song writing skills and have collaborated on albums with Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Neil Finn, Seal and Grace Jones to name a few.

 

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ASCAP Workshop

ASCAP representatives Seth Saltzman (Senior VP, ASCAP Global Customer Services) and Rachel Perkins (Associate Director, ASCAP TV and Film Music) will answer student questions about Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) such as ASCAP, and how they can help a musician’s career and provide royalties for the performance of their music.

 

 

 

Co-sponsored by the ASCAP Foundation

Admission: 
Free

CANCELED - "The Life of an LGBTQ Artist in the Music Industry" featuring Big Freedia

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.
St. Cecilia Parish, 18 Belvidere St.
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  

Admission: 
FREE

Workshop: Funding and You

Friday / April 22, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

What is the role of grant writing in the life of a jazz composer, and what are the funding cycles and process? Find out at this workshop with Chamber Music America and composer Andy Milne.

Admission: 
Free

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