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Berklee's Piano Week '04 Presents Two Legends: Toshiko Akiyoshi & Eddie Palmieri

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Week's Events Also Include Free Concerts by Piano Faculty JoAnne Brackeen, Laszlo Gardony, Bob Winter, Suzanne Davis, John Arcaro, Josh Rosen, Bob Christopherson, Bruce Katz and Dave Limina

BOSTON -- Berklee College of Music will present Piano Week 2004 from Monday, March 1, through Thursday, March 4, 2004. The annual series will feature concerts and clinics by two piano legends, Toshiko Akiyoshi '59 H'98 and Eddie Palmieri H'98, as well as Berklee's world-renowned piano faculty, and some of the college's top student pianists. All events, except the Palmieri lecture, are open to the public. All events are free except for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening concerts in the wheelchair-accessible Berklee Performance Center. All evening Berklee Performance Center events are $5, $2 for seniors. Tickets are available at the box office, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, or by calling 617-747-2261.

On Tuesday, March 2, Latin jazz and Salsa piano great Eddie Palmieri (see bio below), who received an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee in 1998, makes a Visiting Artist appearance for Berklee students and faculty only from 1 to 3 p.m. in the David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street. The multi-GRAMMY

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