Don Was Performs with Students, Faculty
Thursday, November 19, 2009 was the culmination of a Don Was–filled week for Berklee students and faculty, as many had the chance to work with the producer, bassist, and composer throughout the week. Part of the 2009-2010 Music Series at Berklee, Was wrapped up his stay at Berklee by performing with a student group in a concert that also featured faculty artists.
One year earlier, Was had spent most of his time during a week at Berklee inside the college's recording studios. This time, he added a lot more of what goes on outside of the studio. In preparation for the show, Was rehearsed a student band every night of the week, with the help of faculty members Marty Walsh—the show's musical director—and Darcel Wilson, vocal director.
The show at the BPC gave students and faculty the chance to perform with Don Was, showcase their own skills, and present the audience with a memorable night. Music showcased was from Was (Not Was) discs; his Orquestra Was sessions; and from albums he produced for artists such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, and Roy Orbison.