Visiting Artist News

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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NPR Gives a Party for Berklee

June 27, 2015

Bob Boilen and Stephen Thompson, of NPR Music's All Songs Considered, visited Berklee for an evening of listening to music with the extended Berklee community.

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Sivamani Inspires as Guest Artist at Berklee Percussion Weekend

June 24, 2015

Renowned percussionist Anandan Sivamani recently visited classrooms, conducted master classes, and performed at Berklee's Percussion Weekend.

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Terence Blanchard Named Visiting Scholar at Berklee

May 18, 2015

World-renowned trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard will join Berklee as a visiting scholar in the Jazz Composition department beginning in the fall of 2015.

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Gary Powell talks to Panos Panay

BerkleeICE Series: Gary Powell Asks If Music Can Survive the Music Industry

April 29, 2015

In conversation with BerkleeICE founder Panos Panay, Gary Powell took the audience on a journey down his career path.

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Philip Glass Shares the Stories Behind His Music

April 24, 2015

Philip Glass’s recently published memoir is titled Words Without Music. Yet in an interview at Berklee Performance Center on April 1, music permeated the famed composer’s reminiscences, his observations, and even the sound of his voice.

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Antonio Serrano and the MMI Honor Paco de Lucía

April 15, 2015

On April 8, a little more than a year after Paco de Lucía's death, Serrano joined dozens of Berklee students onstage at the Berklee Performance Center to celebrate his legacy at the Mediterranean Music Institute’s spring concert.

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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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