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Cluttered Clarity: Getting into the Montreux Jazz Festival

Ben KonenBen Konen is a student at Berklee College of Music. With the help of International Programs he and his band, Cluttered Clarity, will be touring around Europe this summer. Read more about Ben’s adventures here.

Last week I explained how Cluttered Clarity ended up having the US embassy in Luxembourg support our tour. This week, I will talk about the way Jason Camelio and his team helped us organize a 3 week-tour and get into the Montreux Jazz Festival.

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Only at Berklee • Solo en Berklee

Pablo YescasPablo A. Yescas esta en su segundo semestre estudiando pro-music y el bajo eléctrico, el es de Nogales, Sonora, México. Lee sus blogs cada otro Viernes, y no te olvides de mantener el ritmo aunque no haya música!

Pablo A. Yescas is a second semester pro-music major and bass player from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Check out his blog posts every other Friday and dont forget to groove even without playing!

 “Sólo en Berklee”. Ésta fue una de muchas frases que continuamente escuché durante mi semana de inducción de nuevo ingreso en Berklee College of Music. Sin embargo, por más que intenté asimilarla, fue durante el transcurso del semestre que se volvió realidad en muchos aspectos de mi vida estudiantil.

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Cluttered Clarity: The troubles of Sponsoring a Tour

Ben KonenBen Konen is a student at Berklee College of Music. With the help of International Programs he and his band, Cluttered Clarity, will be touring around Europe this summer. Read more about Ben’s adventures here.

Last week I explained how we found the members for the band Cluttered Clarity. Today I will talk about getting sponsors to pay the most expensive part in touring: the plane tickets.

As soon as I knew that the band had been accepted to the 2 biggest Jazz festivals in Luxembourg, Jernej and I were brainstorming about how to come up with 5,000 dollars, the amount of money you need to pay for 4 plane tickets. First, we started by walking into every office at Berklee that might have the slightest interest in funding the tour. It took us a whole afternoon to walk to about 10 different offices. Most offices couldn’t help us, but gave us advice, which office or person to contact. Further more they explained to us which kind of projects they will fund and told us to come back if we need more help.

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Cluttered Clarity: The Project

Ben KonenBen Konen is a student at Berklee College of Music. With the help of International Programs he and his band, Cluttered Clarity, will be touring around Europe this summer. Read more about Ben’s adventures here.

Eight months ago, Jernej and I realized, that living in Boston was great. However, being away from your hometown for such a long time had one major downside. The local music scene forgets who you are. We decided to start a new band and apply at local festivals in Luxembourg and Slovenia.

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