In the third installment of our series, Berklee's Woodwind Department Chair Walter Smith III interviews the noted alto saxophonist Charles McPherson about Charlie Parker's influence on his musical career.
In the second installment of our Charlie Parker tribute, musicologist Lewis Porter will compare and contrast Parker's solos of the 1940s with those of the '50s. He will also show video of Parker, including some little-known silent film clips.
In this video rewind from October 2019, Helen Sherrah-Davies, an assistant professor in the Harmony Department at Berklee College of Music, swaps her violin for a piano, performing original solo piano compositions and colorful duos in eclectic styles.
In this video rewind from September 2019, George W. Russell Jr. plays piano with some folk that can sang, including Donna McElroy, Darcel Wilson, Dominique Eade, Jodi Jenkins, Jeff Ramsey, and many others.
Billy Childs, the Ken Pullig Jazz Composition Artist in Residence for 2020–2021, will feature works by the artist and his directed study students in the spirit of his jazz chamber music series of compositions and recordings.