At the Berklee at Umbria Jazz Clinics, some 240 students from all over the world gather, as many before them have done for the past 30 years now, for an intense immersion in music unlike any other.
In collaboration with the Mediterranean Music Institute, composer, laouto, and guitar player, student Vasilis Kostas toured Greece with his band, the Vasilis Kostas Quartet.
For 30 years, Berklee and the Umbria Jazz Festival have worked together to train the next generation of jazz musicians, a collaboration that continues to grow stronger.
143 Students from 31 Countries Will Graduate from the Master's Programs at Berklee’s Campus in Valencia
Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, will celebrate its graduation on Monday, July 13. This year, 143 students from 31 countries will receive their master's degrees in four areas of study.
Javier Limón, MMI's artistic director, performs at the Mediterranée International Festival of Music in Ashdod, Israel with alumni pianist Tal Even Tzur and recorder player Tali Rubinstein, harmonica player Antonio Serrano, and special guest singer-songwriter David Broza.
Thrity years ago, Berklee and Umbria Jazz started clinics for young musicians that coincided with the popular Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. A host of special events throughout this year's festival will mark the three-decade anniversary.
New York-based Mexican jazz singer Magos Herrera received Berklee's Master of Latin Music Award during a recent concert at Boston’s Paramount Theatre organized by the Mexican Consulate in Boston, Berklee, and Emerson College.
Laouto and guitar player Vasileios Kostas will be on a Greek tour with his quartet in June 2015.
Berklee Appoints Casey Driessen as Director of Contemporary Performance Graduate Program at Valencia, Spain, Campus
Berklee appointed Casey Driessen as the director of the Contemporary Performance graduate program at the college's campus in Valencia, Spain. The American musician, composer, producer, educator, and Berklee alumnus began his new role on June 1 in preparation for the start of the academic year in September 2015.
Following the launch of the Berklee India Exchange, Berklee President Roger H. Brown visits India and meets with A. R. Rahman, Clinton Cerejo, and many others.
The Berklee Women's Empower Symposium, on March 27 at Berklee’s Valencia, Spain, campus, explored why women haven’t taken space in the industry until recently and what obstacles they face when they attempt to.
Silviana Itzel Salinas-Reyna, a 23-year-old tenor saxophone student from Mexico City, is the recipient of the Enrique Iglesias Scholarship presented by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation.
The MMI Recordings is launching two new albums to finish this school year. Christiane Karam and the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir features more than 40 student performers as well as the Berklee World Strings directed by Eugene Friesen, and Layth & Naseem is the first release by Jordanian violinist Layth Sidiq and Palestinian cellist Naseem Alatrash.
In a TwinCities.com article published this past April, reporter Dan Emerson reviewed a performance by Danilo Perez, artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
The connection between Danilo Pérez and Biomuseo has grown like the structure itself, forged from the fabric of Panama and tempered by the desire to reconnect people with the natural world.
From Food Operas to Video Game Scoring, Professor Ben Houge Makes Interdisciplinary Connections through Music
Berklee professor Ben Houge finds endless possibilities for innovation with music across fields.
Luis Alvarez, Berklee alumnus and executive producer of the Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest, will accept the George Wein Imprasario Award at the festival's 25th anniversary.
The New York Times details Danilo Pérez's efforts to promote jazz in his home country of Panama.
DownBeat reports on the BGJI's collaboration with the 2014 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.