Recent Music Features

Students perform at the 2015 Berklee High School Jazz Festival on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center.  Photo by Dave Green.

HSJF Recap: High School Performances

One of the great joys of being a blogger at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival is having the chance to go and listen … [More...]

Tia Fuller directing the Berklee Rainbow Big Band at the 2014 HSJF.

HSJF Recap: Berklee Rainbow Big Band

Every year, the Berklee High School Jazz Festival features a variety of great concerts by Berklee's student-led bands … [More...]


HSJF Recap: Kneebody

Each year, the Berklee High School Jazz Festival brings in a guest artist to offer a clinic and concert for all those … [More...]

Bob Brookmeyer

Composer’s Spotlight: Bob Brookmeyer

Whenever one is asked to define jazz, it is tempting to cite great improvisers, such as Bird, Trane, Hawk, Brecker, and … [More...]


Jazz in India

Jazz in India has a rich history, and has had a great effect on western jazz and world music. EMERGENCE With … [More...]

Charlie Lewis

HSJF Portrait: Adjudicator Charlie Lewis Part 2

As we approach the final days before this year's Berklee High School Jazz Festival, we at the staff … [More...]

Album of the Week

Herbie Hancock - Headhunters

Week 32: Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters

This week, we are looking at Herbie Hancock's classic record, Head Hunters. Released in 1973 by Sony Music, this record … [More...]


Week 31: Lindsay Kupser’s Boston EP Once in a while, a record comes out of the Berklee Community that stands out, a … [More...]


Week 30: Weather Report’s Black Market

Released in 1976 under Sony Music Entertainment, Weather Report's seventh studio album, Black Market, is a jazz-fusion … [More...]


Week 29: Christian Scott’s ‘Christian aTunde Adjuah’

This album of the week is from the exciting new trumpeter Christian Scott, with his album Christian aTune Adjuah, … [More...]


Week 28: Erroll Garner’s Concert By The Sea

This week's featured album is the classic live album, Concert By The Sea, by pianist and composer Erroll Garner. The … [More...]


Week 27: Charles Mingus’ Ah Um

This week's "Album of The Week" is from Charles Mingus, the inspiration for our Berklee mascot! The album is Ah Um, … [More...]

          January 31, 2015