To those in guitar and metal circles, Joe Stump needs no introduction. He was named one of the top ten fastest shredders of all time by Guitar One Magazine, and Guitar World Magazine called him “one of the 50 fastest players of all time.” He has toured the world as a soloist and in power metal bands, and has released nine albums. Stump has also been an associate professor in the Guitar Department at Berklee for 19 years.
Don’t miss Burton Cummings, the former lead singer, songwriter, and keyboardist of the Guess Who, performing his hits such as “These Eyes,” “No Time,” “Laughing,” and “Stand Tall,” among many more. The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame describes him as receiving such accolades as John Lennon calling Cummings "his favorite singer” and Robert Plant calling him "one of rock’s best voices.”
Alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino and pianist Dariusz Terefenko will present a clinic on strategies for duo improvisation. Students will be invited to duet with the performers during the clinic. Then from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Tarantino and Terefenko will play a set for the assembled audience. Their repertoire explores the potential of interactive improvisation using lesser-known standard tunes as well as 20th-century post-tonal compositions and original material.
Ramon Castillo's Bleep Blop Electroacoustic Ensemble has evolved from its humble beginnings as a piano and laptop to an exciting new level of performing technological innovation. Their live setup, composed of people, patchbays, pedals, programming, and more, provides a limitless sonic palette for the audience.
Saxophonist/flutist/synthophonist Randy Felts will lead a small-band funk/fusion concert, playing music by Pee Wee Ellis, John Scofield, the Brecker Brothers, Joe Sample, and David Sanbourn, among others.
This concert is a celebration of the 40 years that Danny Harrington and John Baboian have been making music together. They began as students at Berklee in 1975, and that partnership has continued for all the years that they have been members of the Berklee faculty.
This is the fourth concert in a series featuring Guitar Department faculty in solo and duo settings. Larry Baione, chair of the Guitar Department, and Kim Perlak, assistant chair, will share the stage with several of the 60 other faculty members, all acclaimed performers in jazz, classical, acoustic, rock, blues, funk, and avant-garde styles.
This is the third concert in a series featuring Guitar Department faculty in solo and duo settings. Larry Baione, chair of the Guitar Department, and Kim Perlak, assistant chair, will share the stage with several of the 60 other faculty members, all acclaimed performers in jazz, classical, acoustic, rock, blues, funk, and avant-garde styles.
Directed by Gwen Leathers, an instructor in Berklee's Voice Department, Groovalicious showcases the talent and musicianship of some of Berklee's voice students. The students performing are currently taking Voice Department courses such as rhythm section grooves, rehearsal techniques, and advanced performance ensembles. The best students are chosen to audition with a chart or arrangement they have been working on in class, and the chosen finalists are given a chance to perform and display both their vocal talent and their leadership abilities with all styles of music.