The Lisa Thorson Quintet performs. A critically acclaimed vocalist, Thorson is also an accomplished composer, arranger, lyricist, and educator. She is leader of her quintet, which includes Tim Ray on piano, Mark Walker on bass, George Schuller on drums, and Cercie Miller on reeds.
The rain date for this show is July 18 at the same time.
An authentic Cuban sound mixed with other contemporary influences has earned local band Clave and Blues a significant following across New England. The group includes professional musicians from Berklee College of Music and is directed by Cuban pianist Anibal Cruz, who graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, and currently studies at Berklee.
Led by the renowned Alex Alvear, Mango Blue has become an award-winning Afro-Latin music ensemble. Alvear does it all as composer, singer, bassist, and arranger while bringing a little of Ecuador, the country of his birth, to Boston. With his unique compositions, he has been a driving force in New England’s Latin music scene, making him one of the most accomplished Latino artists in the city.
Combining the sounds of their Costa Rican and Venezuelan origins, the Latin Logic Band plays a special brand of Latin, jazz, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. This Grammy-nominated duo has explored remote corners of the world, sharing their music.
A.R. Rahman accepts his honorary doctorate at a sold-out concert in October 2014.
This concert is currently sold-out. There will be a wait list at the door. Please visit Book My Show for more information on first-come, first-served wait list tickets.
Hosted by Berklee President Roger H. Brown and Linda Mason, this concert will feature the announcement of the first recipients of the Berklee A. R. Rahman Scholarship. The evening will include performances by an all-star Berklee faculty and student band as well as guest appearances by A. R. Rahman, Vijay Prakash, Clinton Cerejo, Gino Banks, and the scholarship recipients. The program will feature world music, gospel, jazz, and Indian music with pieces sung in many languages including English and Hindi.
Launched in 2013, the Berklee India Exchange is a campus initiative establishing a platform for cultural conversations about Indian music through artist residencies, musical collaborations, and performances. The Berklee India Exchange draws on, celebrates, and shares the rich and multidimensional heritage of Indian music as well as its modern incarnations. Learn more about Indian music at Berklee here.