[Visiting Artists 2010]

Selected Visiting Artists Fall 2010

These artists  are just a small selection of the many artists visiting Berklee this fall.  To see a more complete list visit:


Current information regarding performance locations and times will be available on this site.

Bobby McFerrin
Africana Studies Visiting Professor (November 1-5)
Bobby McFerrin is one of the natural wonders of the music world. A ten-time Grammy Award winner, he is one of the world's best-known vocal innovators and improvisers, a world-renowned classical conductor, the creator of "Don't Worry Be Happy", one of the most popular songs of the late 20th century, and a passionate spokesman for music education. His recordings have sold over 20 million copies, and his collaborations, including those with with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea, the Vienna Philharmonic, and Herbie Hancock have established him as an ambassador of both the classical and jazz worlds. (Text from: http://www.bobbymcferrin.com/bobby_biz.php#short_bio)
Currently on display at the  library:

Simple Pleasures
 by Bobby McFerrin
MP1630.M152 S5
Paula Cole
Born the daughter of musicians in Rockport, Massachusetts, Paula Cole grew up singing for fun: American songbooks, traditional folk songs, Christmas carols, and a cappella harmonies. While finding kindred spirits in records, she became a fixture in her school musicals, which catapulted her toward a scholarship for Berklee, where she studied jazz singing and improvisation. ...

In 1999, she released her third, spiritually soul-influenced album, Amen. After a seven-year musical hiatus,  she returned in 2007 with a powerful album produced by Bobby Colomby, aptly titled Courage after her daily mantra. On Tuesday, September 21, Cole will be celebrating the release of her much-anticipated new album, Ithaca. (Text from: http://www.berklee.edu/events/detail/7257/an-evening-with-paula-cole)

Currently on display at the  library:

This Fire
by Paula Cole
CD 9616
 by Paula Cole Band
MP1630.C643 A4

Maria Schneider
Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 2:00 p.m., David Friend Recital Hall
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 1-3:00 p.m., Berklee Performance Center

Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.”  Born in Windom, Minnesota, Schneider arrived in New York City in 1985 after studies at the University of Minnesota, the University of Miami and the Eastman School of Music. She immediately sought out Bob Brookmeyer to study composition, and at the same time became an assistant to Gil Evans, working on various projects with him....the Maria Schneider Orchestra has performed at festivals and concert halls worldwide, and she herself has received numerous commissions and guest-conducting invites, working with over 80 groups from over 20 countries spanning Europe, South America, Australia, and the U.S. (text from: http://www.mariaschneider.com/about.aspx)
Currently on display at the  library:

Concert in the Garden
 by Maria Schneider
Mp1366.S344 C64
The Bad Plus
Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival
Friday, September 17, 2010, 7:30 p.m., Berklee Performance Center

Clinic in September

For the past ten years The Bad Plus Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson and David King have broken down the walls of jazz convention and created an uncompromising body of work. Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and few have inspired such controversy. Their belief in the band ethos and their personal brand of avant-garde populism have put them at the forefront of a new instrumental music movement, drawing audiences both traditional and mainstream. While the bulk of their output has been original music, they have deconstructed songs in the pop, rock as well as the country and classical music idioms. (Text from: http://www.thebadplus.com/)
Currently on display at the  library:

Suspicious Activity
by The Bad Plus
CD 26888

Kurt Rosenwinkel
Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 7:30 p.m., Berklee Performance Center
Clinic in September

"Kurt Rosenwinkel is rightfully most celebrated for being a 21-century innovator of new music," begins the liner notes by Ethan Iverson for Rosenwinkel’s latest album (his eighth as leader) titled, Standards Trio: Reflections. "This album of standards offers a clear view of Kurt as a jazz guru.” A onetime sideman in Gary Burton & Joe Henderson’s bands, Rosenwinkel has released a string of some of the most potent and original recordings of the last decade. (Text from: http://www.kurtrosenwinkel.com/about)
Currently on display at the  library:

Mel Bay Presents Kurt Rosenwinkel Compositions
     MP1366 .R67 M45 2006
Lewis Nash
Concert and Clinic in September
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 7:30 p.m., Berklee Performance Center
Clinic in September

"Rhythm Is My Business" is the title of his debut recording as a leader, and rhythm is a booming business as far as Lewis Nash is concerned. He is the drummer of choice for an incredible array of artists - from the masters of the music to the hottest young players of today - and is equally in demand as a clinician and educator.
From 1990 to 2000, Lewis was a member of the Tommy Flanagan Trio, and is featured on seven CD recordings with the late piano master. During this period, Nash also toured and recorded with both the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. His impressive discography (over 300 recordings) includes projects with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Benny Carter, Hank Jones and John Lewis, as well as new jazz stars Diana Krall, Joe Lovano and Roy Hargrove. (Text from: http://www.lewisnash.com/index3.html)

Currently on display at the  library:

Ron Carter
Concert and Clinic in October
Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential piccolo bassists in jazz. With more than 2,500 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. In the early 1960s he performed throughout the United States in concert halls and nightclubs with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy. He later toured Europe with Cannonball Adderley. From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and Most Valuable Player by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. (Text from: http://www.roncarter.net/officialSite.html)
Currently on display at the  library: