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Dec / Jan 2006

March 19, 2007

Berklee’s City Music Network Goes NationwideBerklee College of Music announces the City Music Network, a new partnership with community organizations to deliver high-quality contemporary music instruction to underserved youth across the U.S. In a dramatic expansion of the college’s Boston-based City Music program, Berklee will bring its real-time and Web-based music education to students nationwide, […]

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Oct / Nov 2006

March 16, 2007

Berklee Appointee Reasoner Interim Dept. ChairKari Juusela, dean of Berklee’s Professional Writing Division, announced the appointment of Eric Reasoner as interim chair of the college’s Film Scoring Department. He will serve as chair for the 2006-2007 academic year, replacing founding Film Scoring chair Don Wilkins, who instituted the department in 1979. Wilkins will remain with […]

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Feb / March 2007

Memorial for Michael BreckerA memorial was held for renowned tenor saxophonist and multiple Grammy Award-winner Michael Brecker on February 20th at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, New York City. Mr. Brecker was regarded as one of the most influential jazz musicians since the 1960s and his style was among the most studied in music […]

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A Conversation with…Wynton Marsalis

March 8, 2007

Wynton Marsalis occupies a singular position in popular culture.The most famous member of “The First Family of Jazz” (son of Ellis Marsalis, brother of Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason) and, arguably, the most well known jazz musician alive, Wynton is also an occasional lightning rod for debate. While universally revered for his considerable talents and considered […]

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Satoko Fujii

Since emerging on the scene in the mid-’90s, pianist Satoko Fujii has quickly established herself as one of the most compelling and exciting voices in avant-garde jazz.Influenced by classical, Japanese folk music, rock, and beyond (as well as jazz), Fujii’s recorded output reflects the wildly diverse scope of her talents and interests: solo piano pieces, […]

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Viewing the Bigger Picture

“The future of jazz lies in the hands of the performers,” notes Bruce Lundvall, president CEO of the Blue Note label group (www.bluenote.com). “Always it’s the artists who move the music forward, artistically and even commercially.We’re simply middle-men and go-betweens between the artist and the public.” An industry veteran of over 45 years who has […]

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Feb / March 2007

February 06 John Coltrane with The Red Garland Trio – Traneing In (Prestige) Miles Davis – Cookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (Concord) Maynard Ferguson – On a High Note: The Best of the Concord Jazz Recordings (Concord) Pat Martino – El Hombre (Prestige) Jackie McLean – 4, 5, and 6 (Concord) The Prime Element […]

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Feb / March 2007

The Musician’s ToolboxThe Musician’s Toolbox: Thoughts on Teaching and Learning Music is a new publication by Diane and Nick Petralla which explores 111 “tools” for musicians and music educators. Subdivided into categories such as “teaching tools,” “learning tools,” and “performing tools,” each tool is a practical, thought-provoking idea striving to both motivate and inspire the […]

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