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Singing My Way to Montreux

Fabio Giacolone singing at the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition

Image credit: Damien Richard

by Fabio Giacalone ’16

My first day at the 2016 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in Switzerland was quite an eventful one. It flew by pretty quickly and included a lot of travel logistics, but I was also able to rehearse with the house trio as well as meet and bond with my fellow vocal contestants. That afternoon, not far from the conference site, there were a few workshops led by famous artists, a highlight of which for me was meeting Patty Austin and singing with her. 

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Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival 2015

yoshieYoshie Nakayama, from Tokyo, is a Contemporary Writing and Production major, 6th semester. She studies arranging, recording/mixing with ProTools, playing trombone for concerts/recordings, and singing in vocal ensembles. She graduated Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo with Bachelor of Music from Music Education major, Music Education minor, with a license of teaching music in japanese Junior high/senior high schools.

こんにちは。毎年恒例の無料野外フェス、ビーンタウンジャズフェスティバルを見て来ました。

私は最初に見たのは”Omar Thomas Large Ensemble Feat. Stefano Harris”
春学期に履修していたビッグバンドアンサンブルの授業でゲストにお迎えしたビブラフォン奏者Stefon Harrisをフィーチャーし、彼の曲をバークリーの先生Omar Thomasがアレンジした曲目を演奏していて、独特の世界観がありました。

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student-experience

Cory Henry fará show na Berklee!

Vinicius Sa
Vinícius Cavalieri de Sá Coutinho, born in São Paulo on March 8, 1992, is
a Brazilian guitarist and composer who is majoring in Film Scoring.

 

Vinicius works as the Online International Ambassador for Portuguese

language since January, 2014.


 

Hoje venho falar de um evento espetacular que irá acontecer nesta sexta-feira, dia 27 de Fevereiro às 7 horas da noite, no prédio 921 Boylston Street (Uchida Building) da Berklee. O ganhador do Grammy em 2014, e atualmente tecladista do Snarky Puppy, Cory Henry irá visitar a faculdade e ministrar o evento chamado “An Evening With Cory Henry”.

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Jacob Collier visita a Berklee e apresenta workshop

Vinicius Sa
Vinícius Cavalieri de Sá Coutinho, born in São Paulo on March 8, 1992, is
a Brazilian guitarist and composer who is majoring in Film Scoring.

 

Vinicius works as the Online International Ambassador for Portuguese

language since January, 2014.

Na sexta-feira passada, dia 6 de Fevereiro, tivemos o privilégio de assistir a uma “masterclass” ministrada pelo incrível Jacob Collier, um prodígio de apenas 20 anos de idade. O evento ocorreu no prédio 150 Mass Ave da Berklee, no Media Lab. O grupo de Contemporary Production contatou Jacob para a possibilidade de uma entrevista no Skype. Coincidentemente, ele estava vindo para Boston na mesma época e se ofereceu a vir pessoalmente e realizar esta “masterclass”.

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Pat Metheny’s Long Before: Solo Analysis

IMG_9431Justin Poon is a sixth-semester student at Berklee studying performance and electronic production and design. As a founding member of Affiliated Gallery, a creative design group based in Toronto, Justin is involved in film scoring and sound design. He is also involved in producing for singers and hip-hop artists wherever he can find them. He apologizes sincerely for the dotted eighth-notes in his transcription.

200705_052_depth1“Long Before” is a tune out of one of my all-time favorite jazz records, Metheny Mehldau Quartet. The album features the two masters with Brad Mehldau’s signature trio members, Jeff Ballard on drums and Larry Grenadier on bass. The music in the album is certainly not award-winning innovation in jazz harmony, but the material is played (and mixed) so well that it feels very organic. The interplay between the musicians is so obvious that it enables one to truly experience the essence and spirit of jazz. If someone were to ask me what records a newcomer to jazz should listen to, I would definitely include this album in that list.

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