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Piano Spotlight: Ray Charles

A pioneer of soul, blues, gospel, and country music, Ray Charles has become one of the most loved and respected names in music history. Life Ray Charles Robinson was born on September 23, 1930, in Albany, Georgia, to Aretha and Bailey Robinson. As a child, he and his family moved to Greenville, Florida. His mother [...]

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Piano Spotlight: Cory Henry

Cory Henry is amongst the ranks of new jazz, gospel, and r&b musicians like Robert Glasper and Esperanza Spalding paving the way for new waves of the genres. Life Cory Henry was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. As a child he spent much of his time in the local church, which had a [...]

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Week 31: Lindsay Kupser’s Boston EP

https://lindsaykupser.bandcamp.com/ Once in a while, a record comes out of the Berklee Community that stands out, a record so strong that it cannot be ignored. This week we’ll be looking at Berklee’s own Lindsay Kupser and her debut record, The Boston EP. In this six-track EP, Lindsay fuses many musical influences, using elements of jazz, [...]

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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 record that soon became a classic. The album combines influences of jazz, fusion, and funk, in addition to elements of groove and melody from different cultures from around the world. An eclectic record, Black Market is still accessible [...]

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Berklee College of Music 2014 Commencement Concert Recap

Year after year, Berklee brings the biggest and brightest names in the music industry to its Commencement Concert and Ceremony to receive honorary doctorates, to perform, and to be honored by student performances and tributes to their musical legacy. On May 9th, 2014, nothing was different; hundreds packed into Boston University’s Agganis Arena for Berklee [...]

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