Friday, September 5: Jim Kweskin at David Friend

Jim Kweskin created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. He has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, and in recent years he and Geoff Muldaur have often revisited and expanded their jug band repertoire as a duo, and Kweskin performs regularly with other legendary musicians including Happy Traum, Suzy Thompson, and Samoa Wilson, among ot

Million-Dollar Night for the 15th Annual Encore Gala

By 
Beverly Tryon

 

During a musical extravaganza that entertained 800 guests, Berklee celebrated its 15th Annual Encore Gala on October 17, 2009, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. In attendance were Berklee President Emeritus Lee Eliot Berk and his wife, Susan, who created the first Berklee gala in 1995 in honor of the college's 50th anniversary. This year's event raised nearly $1.3 million for the Berklee City Music Program (BCMP).

A Nod to the Past and a Look Forward

 

In October of 2009, Senior Vice President and Provost Dr. Lawrence J. Simpson delivered a town hall meeting to the Berklee community outlining changes to the college's core curriculum. As recommended by the executive committee of the Curriculum Review Initiative (CRI), the changes will affect all Berklee students in a meaningful way and are set to be phased in beginning in the fall 2010 semester and continuing throughout the 2011-2012 academic year.

Berklee Beat

Berklee Today Winter 2010

A Magazine for Contemporary Music and Musicians

Tim Mayer

Berklee City Music Program instructor Tim Mayer released his album Resilience on Jazz Legacy Productions.

Tim Mayer

Berklee City Music Program instructor Tim Mayer released his album Resilience on Jazz Legacy Productions.

Kevin Harris

Assistant Professor Kevin Harris and Marco Pignataro, the managing director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, performed with Ben Street at Smalls Jazz Club in New York on October 7. They will also appear with world-renowned bassist Eddie Gomez at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston's South End on October 28.

Elena Lucas

A work by Associate Professor of Composition Elena Lucas was featured on the new Albany Records album In the Style Of. Lucas's Concertino for Trumpet and Piano is one of six contemporary works on the album by acclaimed classical trumpeter Terry Everson.

David Vose

Ear Training Professor David Vose penned the instructional drum book Drum Studies: Concepts, Reading, Phrasing, and Technique, which was published by Berklee Press in July.

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