Visiting Artist News

Students gather in the Shames Family Scoring Stage to listen to a master class by vocal producer Kuk Harrell

Kuk Harrell and the Human Side of Vocal Production

March 22, 2016

In a recent master class held in the Shames Family Scoring Stage at Berklee, Kuk Harrell spoke to a standing-room-only group of students about his road to becoming a five-time Grammy-winning vocal producer.

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Sony U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi '96

Sony Music U.S. Latin President Nir Seroussi '96 Riffs on the Future of Music Labels

March 10, 2016

Nir Seroussi ’96 discusses his Berklee experience and the future of music labels during his keynote interview at the 23rd Annual James G. Zafris Lecture for Music Business/Management.

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Drummer Mark Guiliana Goes Microtonal at Berklee

March 7, 2016

On the heels of the release of David Bowie's Blackstar, for which he provided drums as part of the quartet of bandleader Donny McCaslin '88, drummer Mark Guiliana demonstrated his ideas in a microtonal groove context with the Planet MicroJam Institute Ensemble.

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Stephani-Aloysia Moretti

Stephanie-Aloysia Moretti Reflects on the History and Future of the Montreux Jazz Festival

February 25, 2016

BerkleeICE's Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations series saw Stephanie-Aloysia Moretti, artistic director for Montreaux Jazz Festival, talking about the festival's success and strong brand growth. 

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Slideshow: Joyce Moreno Meets Berklee

December 21, 2015

Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Joyce Moreno delivered an enchanting Signature Series performance at the Berklee Performance Center on Thursday, December 10, along with a large ensemble of Berklee students. Moreno has recorded more than 20 solo albums over her illustrious career and has been nominated for four Latin Grammys.

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The Berklee Performance Center Spring/Winter Season On Sale Now

December 17, 2015

The Berklee Performance Center announces another exciting spring season with highlights including accomplished jazz pianist Kenny Werner; Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd presented by Berklee’s Musical Theater Club; and a concert featuring two student ensembles under the artistic direction of renowned trumpeter Terence Blanchard.

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Jill Scott Visits with Berklee Students

December 9, 2015

On tour in support of her new album, Woman, Jill Scott stopped by Berklee for a very special and intimate interview prior to her recent performance at the Orpheum in Boston.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Kara DioGuardi and Bonnie Hayes

December 3, 2015

Kara DioGuardi, in an interview with Bonnie Hayes, talks about about rediscovering her creativity, interacting with young musicians, and what it takes to succeed in the industry today. 

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T Bone Burnett

T Bone Burnett Inspires and Challenges Berklee Students at Campus Visit

December 3, 2015

Iconic producer, musician, songwriter, and film music guru T Bone Burnett shares knowledge with Berklee students and calls for artists to take collective action.

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Grammy Winner Vijay Prakash Works with Berklee India Ensemble to Deliver Spellbinding Show

November 24, 2015

A couple of days prior to his sold-out show at the Berklee Performance Center, acclaimed Indian singer Vijay “Utsav” Prakash spent time with student vocalists in the Berklee Indian Ensemble.

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Guitarist Steve Lukather on Keeping the Faith and the Groove

November 2, 2015

Steve Lukather has played stadiums as Toto’s guitarist, toured with Ringo Starr, and laid down tracks with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Barbra Streisand. On October 22, he took the stage at the Berk Recital Hall to talk to a packed room about his career.

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Terence Blanchard in class with Berklee students

Visiting Scholar Terence Blanchard Empowers Students to Trust Voices

October 29, 2015

Five-time Grammy-winning composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who has scored nearly every Spike Lee film, works with Berklee students as a visiting scholar.

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Guitarist Joe Walsh Brings His Mojo to Berklee

October 29, 2015

Legendary guitarist Joe Walsh H'12 stopped by Berklee to talk about rock 'n' roll, his time with the Eagles, and musical mojo. 

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The Checkout – Live at Berklee Features Victor Prieto, Reimagining the Sound of Jazz Accordion

October 26, 2015

New York's WBGO-FM, NPR Music, and Berklee continue their Checkout - Live at Berklee series with jazz accordionist Victor Prieto and his trio.

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Rethink Music event participants

Industry Innovators Gather to Rethink Music

October 22, 2015

On October 2, more than 150 people gathered in Boston’s Innovation District to join Berklee in addressing the issue of fair pay for music creators in the age of online streaming.

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Berklee World Strings Collaborates with Iraqi National Symphony Conductor

October 20, 2015

The Berklee World Strings will perform two shows with Iraqi National Symphony Conductor Karim Wasfi, whose performance among the ruins of his Baghadad neighborhood hours after a bomb destroyed it made international headlines.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Donald Harrison Jr.

October 19, 2015

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Donald Harrison Jr. '81 talks about how growing up in New Orleans shaped him, Hurricane Katrina and its 10th anniversary, and what Berklee gave him when he left the Big Easy.

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Signature Series: Toto la Momposina Meets Berklee

October 5, 2015

The Signature Series at Berklee continues with Colombian singer, dancer, and teacher Totó la Momposina, who embodies the mingling of Colombia’s African, indigenous Indian, and Spanish cultures that make a unique musical tradition.

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Uruguayan Musician Rubén Rada Receives Master of Latin Music Award

September 29, 2015

Uruguayan musician Rubén Rada was presented with Berklee’s Master of Latin Music Award at an event hosted by the college's Latin Music Studies.

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Sudanese Artists Bring Songs of Conflict and Redemption to Berklee Signature Series Opener

September 22, 2015

Student Mohamed Araki produces a concert with indiginous Sudanese musicians performing traditional and original regional music joined by 32 Berklee musicians.   

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