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Berklee Presents Mario Castro at the Newport Jazz Festival

For the third year in a row, Berklee has been invited to present a top student band at the Newport Jazz Festival.  The Mario Castro Quintet was chosen to represent the college on a 2011 festival lineup filled with alumni like Esperanza Spalding, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Hiromi, Avishai and Anat Cohen, to name just a few.

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Berklee Presents Nadia Washington Quartet at the Regattabar Courtyard Series

Nadia Washington, one of the most beautiful jazz voices I have ever heard, graced us with her presence at the Regattabar last week. With her all-star band, the jazz at the Regattabar Courtyard had never been sweeter.

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Aires De Argentina at the Boston Public Library Courtyard Series

Last Friday I had the pleasure of stepping into one of Boston’s prettiest and unadvertised courtyards. The Boston Public Library was the day’s venue and Aires de Argentina was the band performing. I-Yun Chung announced her band, and off they went. This multicultural five piece band of Berklee pros produced the most low key yet most interesting shows I have been to yet. I-Yun has a great affinity towards Argentinian music and has therefore produced a band to play just that.

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Zac Zinger Group at Regattabar Courtyard Series

Zac was a kid who I met in one of my first semesters at Berklee through a few friends of mine. Oddly enough, two of those friends just happen to be in this band with Zac. Alex and Kellan, you guys rock. Continue reading

Kelley Bartley and the Hermanos @ Harvard Longwood Campus

In terms of a beautiful summertime show, the Harvard longwood Campus puts up a good fight for 1st. To kick off the Longwood Series, Kelly Bartley and the Hermanos performed for the lunchtime crowd. Continue reading