April 22, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
The Berklee College of Music's "Effortless Mastery" Ensemble, directed by pianist Kenny Werner, performs live at WBGO for Jazz Appreciation Month. Click below to hear this concert.
Werner also spoke with Rhonda Hamilton about Berklee's new "Effortless Mastery" Institute, which teaches students holistic techniques for developing and maintaining healthy performance practices.
All month long in April, WBGO is showcasing student ensembles with vocalists who performed live in our studios for Jazz Appreciation Month. All of these full sets will be available online. Enjoy!
Click on the image below to see a slideshow from this live in-studio performance.
Berklee College of Music "Effortless Mastery Ensemble
live at WBGO 4/20/15
Kenny Werner, piano, Long Island, NY
Vivienne Aerts, voice, Leiden, Netherlands
Edmar Colon, sax, Coamo, Puerto Rico
Mao Sone, trumpet, Chiba, Japan
Max Salinger-Ridley, bass, Boston, MA
Tiago Michelin, drums, Cambridge, MA
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April 1, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Listen now to WBGO's broadcast of guitarist Matthew Stevens' Quintet live from the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston on Wednesday, April 2 at 8 p.m.
Every month, WBGO brings Berklee alumni back to their alma mater to present the fruits of their labor. This concert features Gerald Clayton on piano, Vicente Archer on bass, Eric Doob on drums and Paulo Stagnaro, percussion.
The Toronto-born Stevens' newly-formed group is slated to record Stevens' debut as a leader for Concord Records in May. He is a featured member of trumpeter Christian Scott's quintet, and performs with bassist Esperanza Spalding and many others.
Read Lara Peregrinelli's interview with Stevens and profile of his new group and repertoire for NPRMusic's A Blog Supreme, click here.
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March 19, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Watch video from WBGO's live broadcast of vibraphonist Warren Wolf's Wolfpack at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston on Wednesday, March 5 at 8 p.m.
Every month, WBGO brings Berklee alumni back to their alma mater to present the fruits of their labor, with live audio and video broadcasts. Tune in April 4 to hear the Matthew Stevens Quintet!
This concert features Wolf on vibes and marimba, Tim Green on saxophone, Alex Brown on piano, Kris Funn on bass, and Billy Williams Jr. on drums.
Wolf has always been something of a wunderkind - he started in music at age three on piano and drums in his native Baltimore, where he attended the Peabody Institute's preparatory program and the Baltimore School For The Arts, where he concentrated on classical music.
He graduated from Berklee in 2001, and by 2003 was teaching at the school. In addition to leading his own ensembles, he plays in the "Inside Straight" band led by bassist Christian McBride, who first took notice of the talented teenager a jazz camp in Colorado.
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