READ: On March 31, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute will present its eighth annual The Berklee Global Jazz Institute 2017 Summit with a special concert. This year’s summit celebrates the impact of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald in today’s global jazz era.

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Celebrates the Impact of Jazz Era Icons | Berklee College of Music
SLIDESHOW: Berklee alumni, student, and faculty musicians recently performed alongside some of Colombia’s most renowned artists, including Carlos Vives, who received Berklee’s Master of Latin Music Award.

Slideshow: Berklee Musicians Perform with Carlos Vives and Other Top Colombian Artists | Berklee College of Music
LISTEN: In this episode of Inside Berklee, Ken Zambello talks about what it takes to get into the annual Singers Showcase, how Elvis Presley made rock famous, and what students today know of Elvis' music.

PODCAST: Inside Berklee—Ken Zambello and the Singers Showcase | Berklee College of Music
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SLIDESHOW: On March 2, the Berklee Performance Center welcomed Beyoncé's original all-female band to the stage, reuniting the members in a 10-year anniversary concert that featured student singers, musicians, and dancers.

Slideshow: Beyoncé's Original All-Female Band Reunites After 10 Years | Berklee College of Music
SLIDESHOW: Grammy-winning choral group Conspirare, led by composer/arranger Craig Hella Johnson, brought its stirring oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard to a packed Symphony Hall Boston, with an audience that included Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Slideshow: Considering Matthew Shepard Rouses Symphony Hall | Berklee College of Music
READ: Earlier this month, Ramin Djawadi returned to Boston for the first time in 17 years, in town for the nationwide tour of the music he wrote for Game of Thrones.

Film Composer Ramin Djawadi Returns to Berklee During Game of Thrones Tour | Berklee College of Music
WATCH: Vanyaland is live at Boston and Beyond: Berklee's SXSW Party.

SXSW 2017: Vanyaland Live from SXSW - Vanyaland
SLIDESHOW: With a photo backdrop narrated by legendary rock 'n' roll photographer Henry Diltz, Berklee students and faculty performed songs by the LA singer-songwriters of the 1960s and ‘70s who were at the forefront of the Laurel Canyon scene.

Slideshow: Laurel Canyon Tribute Travels Hippie Highway | Berklee College of Music
CLIP: luhx. performs their original "no rush." live at Berklee. Check out the full video here: [ Link ].
READ: At its annual spring concert, on March 16, the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) will honor Kurdish musician Aynur with this year’s Master of Mediterranean Music Award and, at the same time, launch its Women in Action initiative, which seeks to raise awareness of female artists and to promote gender equality in the Mediterranean music scene.

Kurdish Vocalist Aynur to Receive MMI Award as Institute Launches Women in Action Initiative | Berklee College of Music
LISTEN: Indie rock trio Weakened Friends will kick off a tour of the eastern half of the U.S. starting at this year's SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, where they will meet up and perform with several other Berklee alumni and student bands for the festival's Boston and Beyond party on St. Patrick's Day (March 17).

PODCAST: Weakened Friends | Berklee College of Music
BERKLEE ALERT: Due to severe weather conditions, the college will be closed Tuesday, March 14, 2017. All essential services, including dining services and public safety, will remain active. Visit for more information.

Public Safety Alerts and Closing Information | Berklee College of Music
This week at Berklee — Anick and Yeager: United; Singers Night: Singin' & Swingin' Ella Fitzgerald at 100!; Mediterranean Women in Action featuring Aynur; Joshua Redman, Brian Blade, Scott Colley, Ron Miles; and more.

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READ: Songwriter, producer, recording artist, and pioneer of multimedia and computer technology, Todd Rundgren, will be this year’s commencement speaker, and will address more than 1,000 Berklee graduates on Saturday, May 13, at the Agganis Arena.

Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun to Receive Honorary Degrees at Berklee Commencement | Berklee College of Music
READ: U-LAB, a partnership between Univision and Berklee's Javier Limón to support new musical talent, recently announced its "first class of emerging artists" are Marianella "Nella" Rojas B.M. 15, Desmond "D.J." Scaife Jr. B.M. '16, and current Berklee student Tonina Saputo.

Univision and Javier Limón Unveil First U-Lab Emerging Artists | Berklee College of Music
READ: Kevin Hammer '99 gets creative with Boston-based software company Skyhook Wireless in a role that enables him to pursue his music without financial burdens.

For Kevin Hammer ’99, Tech Career Comes with Musical Freedom | Berklee College of Music
Africana Studies Celebrates Black Music:

This concert celebrated songs from the black music tradition. Guest performers included Patrice Rushen '05H, composer, music producer, music director, music educator, pianist, and singer-songwriter of "Forget Me Nots," among other songs; Morris Hayes, former music director for Prince; and Stokley Williams, lead singer and drummer for Mint...
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READ: A concert celebrating the tradition of black music and its many contributors will take place at the Berklee Performance Center on March 9. Africana Studies Presents: Black Music Matters, part of the Signature Series at Berklee, will feature an array of guests who have influenced today’s pop, R&B, and soul music.

A Celebration of the Black Music Tradition Comes to Berklee | Berklee College of Music
WATCH: Jazz 100 featuring Danilo Perez, Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Ben Street, and Adam Cruz performing "Off Minor" by Thelonious Monk. This exclusive performance was part of an open rehearsal for Berklee Global Jazz Institute students for which Danilo Perez is the Artistic Director.

Jazz 100 ft. Danilo Pérez, Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Ben Street, & Adam Cruz

Jazz 100 featuring Danilo Pérez, Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Ben Street, and Adam Cruz performing "Off Minor" by Thelonious Monk. This excl...