The CMJ Music Marathon Festival took New York City by storm from October 18th thru the 22nd. Live music, industry panels and parties were the norm during this week of music in New York City.
On Friday, October 21, Berklee held it’s 5th annual CMJ showcase at Bowery Poetry Club. The lineup consisted of Berklee alumni bands, Heavy Rotation student bands and Berkleemusic.com bands. The Berklee showcase wasn’t the only place at CMJ where Berklee alumni bands were performing. Numerous bands played showcases all over the city. Continue reading →
Once upon a time Berklee was a jazz school. And while jazz is still aliveandwell in our community, we’ve come a long way since, and these days our alumni are doing amazing things in R&B, hip-hop, electronic, indie-rock–you name it! Our 5th annual CMJ Music Marathon Showcase was a great example of this, pulling in alumni acts from Boston and beyond. Check out videos below of Endangered Speeches, Sarah RabDAU & Self-Employed Assassins, and Bleu and see more of all our showcase acts on our YouTube Channel.
Endangered Speeches, a 13-member hip-hop/reggae ensemble, fronted by Greek MC, singer, and Berklee alumna Mariletta Konstantara, and featuring other alumni members from around the globe:
Sarah RabDAU & Self-Employed Assassins, transcendent piano-based indie-rock from Boston, MA, featuring Berklee alums Matt Graber on drums and Peter Moore on keys and vocals:
Bleu, pop artist, professional songwriter, and producer, who’s been hugely involved with the school since he left, giving clinics and concerts for students on campus:
Stay tuned for more videos of our student acts and other performers!
Heavy Rotation Records band Sex! closed our 3rd annual CMJ Showcase with a killer set at the Bowery Poetry Club. The band features alumni Kyle VandeKerkhoff (guitar), Andrew Burri (vocals), John Adams (drums), and Skye Handler (guitar), and student Josh Hari (bass):
After the show, frontman Andrew Burri ’09 shared his thoughts on the event: Continue reading →
Zigmat, a Brooklyn-based band fronted by Berklee alumna vocalist Monica Rodriguez and bassist Stephen Yonkin, wows the crowd at the Bowery Poetry Club with their unique blend of world, punk, trip-hop, and rock: Continue reading →
More video footage from Berklee’s 2009 CMJ Music Marathon Showcase at the Bowery Poetry Club on 10/24/09! This clip features The Fast Romantics (from Calgary, Canada), composed of Matthew Angus, Jeffrey Lewis, Alan Reain, and Berkeemusic.com student Matthew Kliewer: Continue reading →