Visiting Artist News

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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Beyoncé's Background Vocalist Shares Life Lessons from the Road

August 27, 2015

Crissy Collins, one of Beyoncé's touring background vocalists, shares some tunes and tales from life in the music industry.

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Fall Signature Series: Sudanese Music, Nosferatu, Toto La Momposina, Joyce Moreno

August 17, 2015

The Signature Series at Berklee presents an extraordinary fall season of performances by Berklee students, faculty, and alumni, and world-renowned musicians.

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Megadeth Bassist Dave Ellefson Shares Rock Solid Advice at Clinic

August 11, 2015

Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson shares some hard rock and solid advice at his July 27 clinic at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett: A Man and His Band

July 31, 2015

Texas-born singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett talks about the joys of playing with great musicians and his approach to songwriting.

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Ingrid Jensen performs with members of the Ingrid Jensen Berklee Quintet

The Ingrid Jensen Berklee Quintet Creates ‘Life-Moments’ on the Road

July 13, 2015

In May, jazz trumpet virtuoso Ingrid Jensen took four top-tier Berklee students on a five-date tour as part of the third edition of the Masters on the Road series.

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