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Gary Burton, Fred Hersch, Vadim Neselovskyi Trio, Pletenitsa To Perform Concert For The Ukrainian People June 10 At Berklee

Gary Burton, Fred Hersch, Vadim Neselovskyi Trio, Pletenitsa To Perform Concert For The Ukrainian People June 10 At Berklee

Boston, MA. - 2015—Grammy-winning vibraphonist Gary Burton, jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch, and others will perform a concert of Ukrainian folk music as an expression of solidarity with Ukrainian refugees Wednesday, June 10, at the Berklee Performance Center. Organized by Burton’s former pianist, Odessa, Ukraine native, and Berklee faculty member Vadim Neselovskyi, Concert for the Ukrainian People will feature a ...

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Terence Blanchard Named Visiting Scholar At Berklee College Of Music

Terence Blanchard Named Visiting Scholar At Berklee College Of Music

Berklee College of Music has named world-renowned trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard as a visiting scholar in the Jazz Composition department beginning in the fall of 2015. Blanchard will also work in the Film Scoring and Brass departments, and for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. “Coming to Berklee feels like I’m coming home. Even though I ...

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Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, Dee Dee Bridgewater To Receive Honorary Degrees At Berklee Commencement May 9

Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, Dee Dee Bridgewater To Receive Honorary Degrees At Berklee Commencement May 9

Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, and Dee Dee Bridgewater with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 9, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. More than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests will be in attendance. This year's honorary doctorate recipients are ...

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The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors Perform At The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater On April 24

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors Perform At The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater On April 24

Berklee College of Music presents the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, in a program featuring the members’ original compositions, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on April 24. The quintet is composed of students attending the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI). The concert is part of the Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Project, a showcase for ...

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The Checkout — Live At Berklee New York Broadcasts Continue April 1 With Gregorio Uribe Big Band At The Red Room At Café 939

The Checkout — Live At Berklee New York Broadcasts Continue April 1 With Gregorio Uribe Big Band At The Red Room At Café 939

Presented by New York’s WBGO-FM and Berklee, The Checkout — Live at Berklee brings critically acclaimed alumni back to their alma mater for intimate concerts in the Red Room at Cafe 939, broadcast live on the radio and streamed on the web. The series continues on Wednesday, April 1, with the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that ...

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Berklee Honors Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Producer Luis Alvarez With George Wein Impresario Award At The Festival’s 25th Anniversary

Berklee Honors Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Producer Luis Alvarez With George Wein Impresario Award At The Festival’s 25th Anniversary

Berklee College of Music will present Luis Alvarez, vice president of Mendez & Company, Inc., and executive producer of the Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest, with the George Wein Impresario Award at the festival’s 25th anniversary on March 29. Named after Newport Jazz Festival founder Wein, the award recognizes individuals who bring music to life through their dedication to discovering, mentoring, ...

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Fred Taylor To Receive george Wein Impresario Award from Berklee College Of Music, March 11, At Scullers Jazz Club 

Fred Taylor To Receive george Wein Impresario Award from Berklee College Of Music, March 11, At Scullers Jazz Club 

Berklee will present famed jazz promoter Fred Taylor with the college's first ever George Wein Impresario Award on Wednesday, March 11, at Scullers Jazz Club. Named after Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein, the award recognizes individuals who bring music to life through their dedication to discovering, mentoring, presenting, and promoting creative musicians and their music.  The concert, titled Berklee Salutes Scullers, is ...

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Berklee Names Jane Mendillo, Former President And CEO Of Harvard Management Company, To Board Of Trustees

Berklee College of Music has named Jane Mendillo to its board of trustees. Mendillo is the former president and CEO of Harvard Management Company (HMC), which manages Harvard University’s endowment and related financial assets. Mendillo had worked at HMC for 15 years earlier in her career and returned after serving six years as chief investment officer at Wellesley College, where ...

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Patty Larkin, And Dom Flemons To Perform First Night Boston Concert, Broadcast On WUMB-FM 91.9

First Night Boston is presented by the Highland Street Foundation First Night Boston, Berklee College of Music, and WUMB-FM 91.9 present guitarist, singer- songwriter, and Berklee alumna Patty Larkin, and roots multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons, performing at the Berklee Performance Center on New Year's Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014. The concert is a centerpiece of this year's First Night Boston festival, and ...

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Entertainment Lawyer Joel Katz Joins Berklee College Of Music Board Of Trustees

Berklee College of Music has named Joel Katz, a leader in the field of entertainment law, to its board of trustees. Katz is former Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Entertainment & Sports Law Section. His clients are some of the world’s most well-known entertainers, producers, record labels, concert promoters and Fortune 500 companies, including Kenny Chesney, Julio Iglesias, Willie ...