Yet another interview to you my dear readers! This time I had the honor and the pleasure to interview a great prominent talent on the rise. Yuto Kanazawa, hailing from Tokyo, Japan is a 26 year old jazz guitarist and composer that is releasing his very first album “Earthwards” at the Scullers Jazz Club on February the 13th. Yuto was kind enough to take time off of his busy schedule to meet with me for a quick interview for the Berklee Blogs. Below this writing is the video for the interview.
No meu primeiro post eu falei um pouco sobre a minha história. Contei como surgiu a ideia de vir fazer música em Boston e como ela desenvolveu ao longo dos anos. Falei um pouco sobre o processo da inscrição e prometi escrever sobre minha audição.
Eu e meu pai no primeiro dia em que cheguei em Boston! Na frente do Berklee Performance Center
By: Jason Camelio, director of international programs
One of the most exciting developments in recent years in live performance for me is the mash up between electronic and live musicians. Being on stage with turntablists, electronic musicians, emcees and acoustic musicians playing arranged tunes or improvising opens up a range of possibilities and heightens the interactive dynamic of the moment. We had this in mind when we asked Stephen Webber to pull together the Scratch Ambassadors for Berklee’s first official concert tour of Beijing and Shanghai.
The Ambassadors, comprised of instructor Brian “Raydar” Ellis, Yaxin “Aries” Deng, Nick “Iron Fist” Zeigler-Heil, saxophonist/vocalist Vanessa Collier and professor Stephen Webber, were supported by associate director of admissions Alexia Rosari and a host of institutions and individuals in Beijing and Shanghai. In just under 10-days the group presented clinics, master classes and concerts at a number of venues, including; concerts and clinics at Dulwich College (Beijing and Shanghai) as part of the Diversity Project program and in honor of Daniel Pearl World Music Day for the U.S. Department of State, concerts and a video shoot for the Communications University of China, clinics and a jam with a Mongolian ensemble at the University of Culture, clinics at the Central Conservatory of Music and a concert at the campus of Alibaba outside of Shanghai.
As a follow up to the Berklee Scratch Ambassadors’ tour, dean of admissions Damien Bracken, professor of guitar Jim Kelly and I traveled to Beijing and Shanghai to conduct auditions and interviews and to support the Dulwich College Music Festival. The Festival was held at the Dulwich College Shanghai Campus in Pudong where they hosted students from a number of their campuses in the region, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul and others. Students were combined into a concert choir, symphonic orchestra, big band and small rock bands. They worked with instructors and the Berklee team for three days and then presented two nights of concerts.
In the fleeting moments between clinics, concerts, meetings, and auditions and interviews members of the Scratch Ambassadors and our team did manage to take in a bit of the culture. Some of the locations included getting out to the Great Wall, visiting the Drum and Bells Towers in Beijing, taking a quick walk on the Bund and visiting Jinling Street (music street) in Shanghai. Jim even got the chance to sit in with an excellent pop cover band at the Nashville located on Lucky Street in Beijing.
The life and rich culture of China, which is moving ahead at light speed, would need a life time to truly experience. To be honest, we barely scratched the surface.
Cuba ha producido algunos de los músicos mas inovadores y más dinámicos en la historia del jazz. Hablo de el recién llegado Dayramir González, y ya se agrega al panteón de los distintivas voces del jazz cubano. Este pianista afro-cubano, ademas de pianista es compositor y arreglista y junto con su banda de seis integrantes, Habana enTRANCE – está marcando el mundo del jazz latino en los Estados Unidos. Continue reading
Hoje irei escrever sobre o show que assisti neste domingo dia 14 de Outubro no Berklee Performance Center. O guitarrista Pat Metheny voltou á escola em que foi professor quando tinha apenas 18 anos para fazer uma apresetação com 3 dos maiores nomes da música hoje em dia. No formato tradicional de quarteto, Pat foi acompanhado por Chris Potter no saxofone tenor, Ben Williams no baixo acústico e Antonio Sanchez na bateria. O grupo estava no último show de sua turnê nos Estados Unidos promovendo o seu álbum mais recente, Unity Band. Neste blog irei descrever a experiência de ir ao show de um dos meus músicos favoritos em todo o mundo de graça, em um dos melhores assentos do Performance Center e de conhecer Pat e toda sua banda após o show.