Presented by Berklee, NPR Music, and WBGO FM, The Checkout - Live at Berklee, brings critically acclaimed alumni back to their alma mater for intimate concerts at Cafe 939. The series continues on Wednesday, April 2, with guitarist Matthew Stevens and his quintet, featuring Gerald Clayton (piano), Vicente Archer (bass), and fellow alumni Eric Doob (drums) and Paulo Stagnaro (percussion).
Berklee-affiliated musicians will be everywhere at South by Southwest this year, including official showcases and unofficial ones, panels, and the annual Berklee live music party.
Associate professor of guitar Thaddeus Hogarth '88 might just be the world's most popular guitar teacher.
Berklee alumna Mayssa Karaa '12 sings a stirring Arabic cover of "White Rabbit" for American Hustle.
The Checkout – Live at Berklee continues on March 5 with Warren Wolf and Wolfpack live at Cafe 939, over the web at nprmusic.org, and through WBGO FM's airwaves.
Alumnus James T. Sale has credits on some of today’s biggest hit movies, including as conductor/orchestrator for The Lego Movie.
Brothers Tony and Mike Beliveau play old-school rock 'n' roll with a twist—no guitars. Using only keyboards, bass, and drums, they create a hard-hitting sound that has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s alternative chart, and netted them a featured performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Berklee College of Music presents its SXSW Party: Boston and Beyond on Thursday, March 13, noon – 6:00 p.m., in Austin, TX. Berklee’s ninth annual SXSW Party is presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939, Alumni Affairs, and Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), with media sponsor Vanyaland and features up-and-coming Berklee and HRR alumni and students performing rock, pop, electronic, Americana and folk.
Composer Yiyi Ma was among the inaugural class at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, studying alongside 19 others in the master's scoring program.
With a $69 million opening weekend, The Lego Movie is this year's hottest movie—and Berklee alumnus James T. Sale '92 is a part of its creation.
Grammy nominated songwriter Makeba Riddick ('99) discusses her accomplishments as well as her challenges in the music industry.
Berklee alumni took home eight trophies during the Grammy Awards 2014 ceremony, including faculty member Terri Lyne Carrington, who was the first woman artist to win in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category.
Originally from Falkirk, Scotland, Jason Lim ’13 is a polymath in the finest Berklee tradition. An accomplished violinist, guitarist, drummer, inventor, and recording engineer, he is equally comfortable on both sides of the sound board and soldering iron.
Making music that is "occasionally Ellingtonian, occasionally classical, and always beautiful," according to PopMatters, an Argentinian alumnus returns to Berklee to perform with his band and Berklee students. "Mariana" is from his latest disc.
Connecticut native Samantha Preis ’10 began playing the piano at a young age, but didn’t care much for practicing the music she was given. Instead, she preferred to write her own songs, a habit which led her to Berklee’s summer Songwriting Workshop, and from there to a songwriting scholarship.
Listen to a tune from a Tennessee-bred bluegrass musician and alumna who's returning to Berklee for a New Year's Eve concert.
Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter, Mandolinist Sierra Hull to Perform First Night Boston Concert, Broadcast on WUMB-FM
Sierra Hull performs as part of Boston's First Night Boston festival.
Performer and inventor Jason Lim synthesizes new experiences in the Interdisciplinary Arts Institute. “Berklee has the worldwide reputation and facilities that I wanted to experience,” he says, and adds that he began saving money to come to Berklee early on during his first degree program. He originally intended to stay for only a semester or two, but found the experience so rewarding that he completed a second degree, this time in electronic production and design (EPD).