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Terri Lyne Carrington

Berklee Musicians Stack Killer Newport Jazz Festival Lineup

July 27, 2017

The 2017 Newport Jazz Festival is primed to draw both traditional jazz aficionados and fusion-minded fans, with many well-known and soon-to-be-well-known Berklee alumni, faculty, and students scheduled to perform.

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Field recording in Matanzas, Cuba

At documenta, Interdisciplinary Dive into Cuba Thrills Global Art Crowd

July 26, 2017

At the fourteenth documenta, an international exhibition for contemporary art established after World War II, Berklee Professor Neil Leonard took attendees on a multisensory journey to Cuba with help from talented alumni.

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Variety: Sire Records Names Rani Hancock as President

July 25, 2017

Rani Hancock B.M. '91, a graduate of the music production and engineering program, is Sire Records' new president.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Nichelle Mungo

July 25, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Nichelle Mungo talks about the history of the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir, the difference between traditional and contemporary gospel, and how the choir keeps the party going at Newport. 

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Berklee Professor Named White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence

July 24, 2017

Steve Wilkes, Berklee percussion professor, has been announced as the White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence for 2017.

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Ask George Clinton, Legendary Funk Artist, Anything During August 7 Berklee Online Event

July 24, 2017

Legendary funk songwriter, musician, and producer George Clinton '12H, perhaps best known for his work with Parliament-Funkadelic, will be the first guest on the new Berklee Online Live: Songwriting series. "Dr. Funkenstein" himself will answer your questions.

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Alumna Writes Theme Song for International Swimming Championships

July 21, 2017

Alumna Kata Kozma’s song for the FINA Swimming World Championships, “We Are the Water,” cowritten by fellow Hungarian songwriters Szandra Iván ‘15 and Áron Sebestyén, and engineered by Jett Galindo B.M. ‘12 at the Bakery in Los Angeles, debuted on YouTube July 13 and already has more than 119,000 views.

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Class of 2017 at Berklee's Valencia, Spain campus; photo by Tato Baeza

Berklee’s Campus in Valencia Honors Grads and John McLaughlin at Commencement

July 21, 2017

Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary at commencement, saluting its new master's degree recipients and awarding an honorary doctorate to legendary guitarist, composer, and pioneering bandleader John McLaughlin. In five years, the international campus has hosted more than 1,500 students from 71 nations and granted $4 million in scholarships to graduate students.

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Berklee India Exchange Takes Prog Rock Clinics to Mumbai and Bengaluru

July 20, 2017

Progressive rock enthusiasts in Mumbai and Bengaluru enjoyed intensive two-day workshops this May at the Berklee Tandon Global Clinics conducted by the Berklee India Exchange.

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Berklee Signs Agreements with Six New Partners to Join Berklee International Network

July 20, 2017

The Berklee International Network (BIN), Berklee’s global network consisting of academic partnerships around the world, has added new colleges and universities in Chile, England, France, India, Mexico, and the Netherlands.

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Faculty Kevin Harris Featured on WGBH’s Basic Black

July 19, 2017

Appearing on the show's final broadcast of the year, Harris performs his original song, “Jim Crow and the Medicine Man,” during a powerful, season-ending montage.

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Trumpeter and Bandleader Darren Barrett to Perform Free Jazz at the Fort Concert

July 18, 2017

Jazz trumpeter and bandleader Darren Barrett B.A. ‘90, an associate professor of ensembles at Berklee, will perform at the annual Jazz at the Fort concert on Sunday, August 6 at 5:00 p.m.

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Berklee Promotes Panos A. Panay to Vice President for Innovation and Strategy

July 17, 2017

In his new role, Panay will spearhead new initiatives and strategies to prepare music, dance, and theater graduates for a tech-oriented future.

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NPR: Bands Prep for the Big Stage at Berklee

July 17, 2017

NPR's Weekend Edition featured the Berklee Popular Music Institute in a story about the Berklee band Aversed, which recently appeared at the Chicago Open Air metal festival.

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Charlie Puth B.M. '13

Charlie Puth Video Dethrones 'Gangnam Style' as YouTube's Most-Watched

July 13, 2017

At nearly 3 billion views, Charlie Puth's video with Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again," is the most-watched video in YouTube's history, surpassing longtime record-holder and fellow Berklee alumnus Psy, whose "Gangnam Style" has dominated the list for years.

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Aliya Cycon Entertaining the Boston Public Library

Slideshow: Berklee Musicians Perform Around Boston in Free Summer Concerts

July 12, 2017

Through the free Summer in the City concert series, Berklee students from all over the world share their music, spanning a broad range of genres, with the people of Boston and surrounding areas.

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Brandon Hassan performing at the 2017 commencement concert

PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Brandon Shah

July 11, 2017

Brandon Hassan, who performs under the moniker Brandon Shah and was a top 24 finalist on the X-Factor TV series when he was 16, will be playing a number of evening sets at B3 restaurant from July 24 to July 27.

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Berklee Awarded Grant from the Grammy Museum

July 6, 2017

Berklee has been announced as one of 14 U.S. recipients of the Grammy Museum Grant Program.

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2017 Tito Puente Latin Music Series Offers Free Latin Music Throughout Boston

July 5, 2017

During the months of July and August, the Tito Puente Latin Music Series will produce six free performances of Latin music on Thursdays in parks around Boston as part of Berklee's Summer in the City Concert Series.

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Jason Palmer

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Jason Palmer

June 30, 2017

Jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator Jason Palmer discusses his music and more as he prepares to lead a Berklee septet at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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