Alumni News

Behind the Scenes with Game of Thrones Composer Ramin Djawadi

September 20, 2013

Berklee alumnus Ramin Djawadi is the man behind the music for Game of Thrones. When Djawadi ’98 was tapped to compose the score, an epic quality was the guiding principle. The German composer shared his thoughts on what it takes to compose for Game of Thrones, his time at Berklee, and what an effective score should do.

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Saxophonist Melissa Aldana Makes History at Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition

September 20, 2013

Berklee alumna and saxophonist Melissa Aldana made history for female instrumentalists with her win at this year's Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. 

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September 17, 2013

Belgian bassist Sebastian Jasinski, a.k.a. Lenox, moved to Paris after graduating from Berklee in 2003 and gigged for several years before committing himself to producing his own music.

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Piano Faculty Lead Practice Panel

September 16, 2013

Piano faculty share piano practice techniques. 

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Berklee Ushers in the New Academic Year

September 11, 2013

Cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, and author Daniel Levitin '80 welcomes faculty and staff to the academic year at this year's Opening Day event.

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Three Berklee Saxophonists Compete for Top International Title

September 9, 2013

Berklee alumni make up a quarter of this year's semifinalists in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

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PODCAST: Say So If You Know

September 3, 2013

This group brings together alumni who’ve stayed close, both personally and professionally, even as their careers have woven together and verged apart over the years.

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PODCAST: Moira Lo Bianco '12

August 23, 2013

An Italy-born alumna creates compositions that break boundaries between several styles.

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PODCAST: Kim Logan '10

August 5, 2013

Opera-singer-turned-songwriter serves up gutbucket tunes in Nashville

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PODCAST: Ali Amr Experiment

July 31, 2013

A Palestinian musician brings his band to the main stage of the Newport Jazz Festival.

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Boston Globe: Abe Laboriel Jr, '93, Keeping the Beat for Sir Paul

July 10, 2013

Berklee College of Music alumnus Abe Laboriel Jr. '93, longtime drummer for Paul McCartney who is also known for performing and recording with Steve Vai, Sting, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, and many others, talks to the Boston Globe in advance of his local gig with Sir Paul at Fenway Park.

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Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Celebrates the Next Generation of Jazz

July 9, 2013

On September 28, music lovers of all ages will gather for the 13th annual Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston’s historic South End.

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PODCAST: Jeremy De Jesus

June 25, 2013

Listen to a track from a young alumnus who fuses his talents as a flutist, composer, and vocalist.

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Alumni Connect at the Cat & Fiddle

June 24, 2013

L.A.-area alumni and industry luminaries join for dinner, drinks, and camaraderie.

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PODCAST: Barnaby Bright

June 19, 2013

The indie-folk duo Barnaby Bright travels the world with a plethora of instruments...and each other.

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PODCAST: Mia Verdoorn '11

June 10, 2013

South African singer-songwriter Mia Verdoorn combines pop, jazz, and soul.

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PODCAST: Mals Totem

June 4, 2013

The five members of Mals Totem say it's best to play their music loud...very loud.

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VIDEO: Commencement 2013

May 29, 2013

On May 10-11, 2013, Berklee celebrated its new alumni, as well as honorary doctors of music Carole King, Annie Lennox, and Willie Nelson.

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PODCAST: The Forward Motion

May 28, 2013

The Forward Motion, featuring Berklee alumnus drummer Jon Stoltzfus, is a Connecticut-based band that is building its fan base the old-fashioned way.

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PODCAST: Della Mae

May 21, 2013

This Boston-based group of female artists pays respect to tradition while pursuing their artistic vision.

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