Berklee Podcasts

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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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PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Paul Sanchez

June 13, 2017

Trumpet player, composer, and music teacher Paul Sanchez will perform as part of Berklee's Summer in the City series. He composed the song “A Traves de Tus Ojos” (“Through Your Eyes”) about his wife.

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Todd Rundgren receiving an honorary doctorate from Berklee

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Todd Rundgren '17H

May 30, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, musician Todd Rundgren '17H reflects on his decades-long career as well as his Berklee experience as an honorary doctorate recipient and this year's commencement speaker.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Esperanza Spalding, Part 2

May 23, 2017

In Part Two of Tony Brown's interview with Esperanza Spalding, the two talk about her early days in Portland, Oregon; her mother's influence on her musical development; why feedback is important; and what's next for her.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Esperanza Spalding, Part 1

May 16, 2017

In her fifth and latest album, 2016’s Emily’s D+Evolution, Grammy winner and Berklee alumna Esperanza Spalding B.M. ‘05 plays with expressing different sides of herself through the character of “Emily.” Listen to the first part of an interview with her. 

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Phé, also known as Natasha Pheko

PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Phé

May 9, 2017

Contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Phé, a member of Berklee's graduating class, is a finalist in this year's International Songwriting Competition and is soon to release her debut EP.

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PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Black Violin

April 18, 2017

Black Violin will perform its violin-driven hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music at Berklee as part of the group's Unity Tour. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Howard Shore

April 11, 2017

Howard Shore B.M. '69 '08H will be back in Boston on April 19 to hear more than 200 musicians perform his epic The Lord of the Rings Symphony at Boston's Symphony Hall. 

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PODCAST: Sounds of Berklee—Pitch Slapped

April 4, 2017

Pitch Slapped, Berklee’s premier coed a cappella group, will release its second full-length album, Complexion, on April 20, following a debut performance of it at the Berklee Performance Center on April 19.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Peter Eldridge, Rene Pfister, Cheryl Coons

March 28, 2017

The Kiss will premiere at the Berklee Performance Center on April 26 and April 27 and is the first original musical theater production to be part of Berklee’s Signature Series.

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PODCAST: Tonina Saputo

March 21, 2017

Student Tonina Saputo has been part of the Mediterranean Music Institute's Refugio del Sonido project, was selected as one of Univision's U-LAB artists, and will perform in Spain's Ellas Crean Festival. Here's a track off her upcoming first album. 

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Ken Zambello and the Singers Showcase

March 17, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Ken Zambello talks about what it takes to get into the annual Singers Showcase, how Elvis Presley made rock famous, and what students today know of Elvis' music. 

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Weakened Friends, featuring bassist and alumna Annie Hoffman B.M. '09

PODCAST: Weakened Friends

March 7, 2017

Indie rock trio Weakened Friends will kick off a tour of the eastern half of the U.S. starting at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, where they will meet up and perform with several other Berklee alumni and student bands for the festival's Boston and Beyond party on St. Patrick's Day (March 17).

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Christiane Karam

February 28, 2017

In this episode of Inside Berklee, Christiane Karam B.M. '03, an associate professor in the Voice Department, talks about her musical journey in exploring ways that different cultures intersect and find common ground, and how this journey, in part, led her to found the Middle Eastern Festival, now in its ninth year.

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Saxophonist and Berklee Professor Tia Fuller

PODCAST: Tia Fuller

February 21, 2017

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we feature saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Tia Fuller, a professor in the Ensemble Department who has performed alongside legends such as Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, Jay-Z, Janelle Monáe, and Erykah Badu.

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PODCAST: Inside Berklee—David Mash

February 15, 2017

After more than 40 years as an integral leader at Berklee, Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology David Mash, who Rolling Stone has called the "leading evangelist for the marriage of music and technology," reflects on his work and the Berklee community leading up to his retirement this spring.

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Banda Magda

PODCAST: Banda Magda

January 31, 2017

Rising world music outfit Banda Magda is soon to release a much-anticipated new album, Tigre, and will perform at Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939 on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, as part of The Checkout—Live at Berklee, a series in which alumni return to perform a concert for broadcast via New York jazz station WBGO-FM/wbgo.org.

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Craig Hella Johnson

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Craig Hella Johnson

January 20, 2017

Grammy-winning conductor/composer Craig Hella Johnson, founder and artistic director for the choral organization Conspirare, discusses his newest work, Considering Matthew Shepard, which the outfit will perform at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday, February 5, at 3:00 p.m.

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The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

PODCAST: Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

December 13, 2016

The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra features works by some of Berklee’s best student jazz composers and instrumentalists, and will be performing on Wednesday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Neil Leonard, artistic director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute

PODCAST: Inside Berklee – Neil Leonard

December 6, 2016

As artistic director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute, Neil Leonard, Electronic Production and Design professor, guides students in collaborating with artists working in every medium imaginable.

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