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Mike Bullock

Mike Bullock is a bassist, composer, improviser, visual artist, and writer based in Western Massachusetts. Bullock has been performing since the mid 90s at venues across the US and in Europe, including Fylkingen in Stockholm, Sweden; Instants Chavirés in Paris; Café OTO in London; Experimental Intermedia and ISSUE Project Room in New York City; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and EMPAC in Troy, NY. In June 2015, Bullock received a Performance Grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Bullock is an Ambassador for the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland. mikebullock.com finenoiseandlight.bandcamp.com

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Frank Tiberi: The Thundering is Still Heard

Read "Frank Tiberi: The Thundering is Still Heard" reviewed by Jim Worsley

The term “ninety-two years young" is a bit cliché, but if the shoe fits (oops, another cliché). Saxophonist Frank Tiberi (pictured above playing with saxophonist and long time friend George Garzone to the left) spoke with the verve and energy of a much younger man. He got excited, as if being back in the moment, when ...

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Lauren Henderson

Jazz and Latin Jazz vocalist, Lauren Henderson, paints reflective and impassioned stories with her haunting voice and enchanting compositions. Described as "somewhere between a comforting whisper and a cogent declaration" by The New York Times, Henderson's eclectic influences spread across genres producing a distinct yet versatile sound. Henderson combines her passion for music, philanthropy, and business as the CEO of Brontosaurus Records and an internationally acclaimed recording artist. Recently featured in the Financial Times, Henderson's achievements are celebrated worldwide

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

George Garzone: Sax In The City

Read "George Garzone: Sax In The City" reviewed by Jim Worsley

George Garzone is not the mayor of the city of Boston. If he was appointed to a position it would more likely be king. He is, at the very least, the toast of the town. This isn't news. King George has reigned with a firm grasp of his mighty tenor saxophone for close to half a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Charles Rosen's 8-Bit Big Band with special guest Grace Kelly merges video game themes with jazz orchestra

Read "Charles Rosen's 8-Bit Big Band with special guest Grace Kelly merges video game themes with jazz orchestra" reviewed by Doug Hall

Charlie Rosen's 8-Bit Big Band with special guest Grace Kelly Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA March 1, 2020 When you think about video game themes, the word “jazz" does not easily come to mind. However, on March 1st at the Berklee Performance Center, Charlie Rosen, “gamer," multi-instrumentalist and orchestral composer/arranger brought ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

The Very Singular Mr. Ran Blake

Read "The Very Singular Mr. Ran Blake" reviewed by Duncan Heining

There have been few American composers and musicians, with the ability to encapsulate their country's music in all its racial and ethnic complexity. We might perhaps point to Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ives and perhaps, in their own distaff ways, Harry Partch and Steve Reich. In jazz, their number is fewer still--Duke Ellington and George ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

In recognition and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jazz Studies department and the Jazz Studies program, New England Conservatory is hosting Jazz50, a year- long series of concerts and events. On stage will be the distinguished jazz alumni, faculty, students and special guests offering an incredible array of musical and compositional talent. Performances are ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Singer/Sommelier Kristen Lee Sergeant Returns To Boston

Jazz Singer/Sommelier Kristen Lee Sergeant Returns To Boston

Celebrate Kristen Lee Sergeant’s return to the Boston stage with her new DownBeat Editor’s Pick album Smolder at Berklee’s Red Room @ Club 939, Thursday, October 10, 7:00pm. Joining Sergeant will be special guest and Grammy winner Ted Nash, pianist Jeb Patton, and local heavy-hitters Robert Gullotti (drums) and Gregory Ryan (bass). Tickets are $20 general ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen Releases Highly Anticipated New Solo Album, Outstandards

Pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen Releases Highly Anticipated New Solo Album, Outstandards

In Outstandards, pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen presents jazzy renditions of classical cornerstones such as “Für Elise" (Beethoven) and Mozart’s “Piano Sonata in C major" alongside jazz classics such as “Tea for Two" (Youmans / Caesar) and “Cheek to Cheek" (Berlin). Katsenelenbogen also revisits Chick Corea’s “Armando’s Rhumba," which was released on his CD Solotude in 2005 and ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Walter Smith III Joins Berklee As Chair Of The Woodwind Department

Walter Smith III Joins Berklee As Chair Of The Woodwind Department

Berklee has named saxophonist Walter Smith III as chair of the Woodwind Department. Smith, a Berklee alumnus who recently released his fifth album as a leader, is widely recognized as an accomplished performer and composer, and an inspired educator. Smith takes up the position on May 1. “Bill Pierce has left a strong legacy of excellence ...


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