Visiting Artist News

Kim Perlak and John Knowles

Playing the Story: Visiting Guitarist John Knowles

April 14, 2015

Kicking off the inaugural installation of the new Kim Perlak Visiting Artist Series, Berklee welcomed guitarist John Knowles to campus for three days of performances and advice.

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Berklee Celebrates the Music of Persia

March 19, 2015

Berklee's annual Middle Eastern Music Festival featured the music of Persia as well as the Balkans and Caucasus.

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Right Turn and Berklee Announce Supergroup Concert

March 17, 2015

Warren Haynes and Grammy Award-winning lineup support local treatment center, while some artists share their stories with students. 

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Chuck D and Panel Discuss MLK and Intersectionality

March 6, 2015

The Berklee Performance Center hosted a Martin Luther King keynote presentation, featuring Chuck D of Public Enemy.

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February 26, 2015

Hear Tim Westergren talk about the beginnings of Pandora and his commonalities with Berklee students: jazz pianist, composer, audio producer and engineer, and film scorer. 

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Kim Burrell Meets Berklee

January 22, 2015

The Signature Music Series at Berklee kicks off its spring 2015 season on February 12 with Kim Burrell Meets Berklee, featuring the Grammy Award-nominated pastor performing with a student ensemble.

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Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock Recalls His Truth

December 17, 2014

Veteran British singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock stopped at Berklee to give a clinic on his way through the area. Hitchcock is touring in support of his latest record, The Man Upstairs.

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Berklee Pays Tribute to Marvin Gaye

December 11, 2014

On December 4, a tribute concert dedicated to Marvin Gaye was performed at the Berklee Performance Center as part of Berklee's Signature Series. 

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Ledisi Visits Berklee

December 1, 2014

American jazz and R&B vocalist Ledisi visited Berklee from November 11 to 12 for a performance and to conduct clinics. 

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Susana Baca Visits Berklee

November 25, 2014

Legendary Peruvian singer-songwriter and Grammy-winner Susana Baca performed at the Berklee Performance Center, backed by a 30-piece student band, on November 13. 

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November 22, 2014

Alumna Meghan Stabile is the force behind a new recording from Otis Brown III.

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Susana Baca Meets Berklee

November 7, 2014

A 30-piece student band in joins the Grammy- and Latin Grammy Award-winning vocalist in performing original, student-written arrangements of her original music. Baca is the former cultural minister of Peru and the country's first black cabinet member.

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President Brown Interviews Herbie Hancock

October 31, 2014

Berklee president Roger H. Brown interviews jazz pianist Herbie Hancock as part of the Boston Book Festival.

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A. R. Rahman Challenges Berklee Students to Innovate

October 27, 2014

A. R. Rahman, the Grammy- and Academy Award-winning composer for films such as Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, encourages Berklee students to experiment with Indian music.

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Talib Kweli (left) with Brian "Raydar" Ellis (right)

Hip-Hop Hero Talib Kweli Drops Knowledge on Berklee

October 14, 2014

At the eighth annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, acclaimed rapper Talib Kweli offered advice to the upcoming generation of hip-hop hopefuls.

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Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: A Rap with Talib Kweli

September 8, 2014

Berklee’s annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: A Rap with Talib Kweli, features an interview with the iconic hip-hop artist.

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A. R. Rahman, Del McCoury, Aloe Blacc, Catherine Russell, and Susana Baca Headline Berklee Signature Music Series

August 18, 2014

This fall's Berklee Signature Series brings bluegrass, blues, Indian, R&B, and Afro-Peruvian music.

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D.M.C. Discusses Future of Hip-Hop with Summer Students

August 13, 2014

Berklee summer program students recently heard from hip-hop pioneer Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels of RUN-D.M.C.

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Guitar Virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel Advises Berklee Summer Students

July 23, 2014

Tommy Emmanuel, often considered the best finger-style guitarist in the world and a visiting artist with Berklee’s Guitar Sessions summer program, recently shared his road-tested advice and jaw-dropping performance technique with students.

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Academy Award-Winning Composer A. R. Rahman to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Berklee

July 16, 2014

World renowned film composer A. R. Rahman will perform with Berklee students at Boston's Symphony Hall and conduct on-campus workshops as part of the Berklee India Exchange.

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