The Music of Michael Abene (Video Rewind)

Event Dates
Thursday / March 4, 2021 / 4:00 pm
Virtual Event

This video rewind from 2017 features the music of composer/arranger/pianist and artist-in-residence Michael Abene, performed by a large ensemble of some of Berklee’s finest soloists and ensemble players. Abene, who is a multi-Grammy-nominated composer/arranger, composed for Germany’s WDR Big Band from 2004 until 2014 and has arranged for artists including Paquito d’Rivera, John Scofield '73 '97H, Patti Austin '00H, Gary Burton '62 '89H, and Joe Lovano '72 '98H.

Abene's arrangements are played worldwide by big bands as well as orchestras. His career takes him regularly around the globe, delighting audiences in concert performances, featuring his arrangements for artists such as Randy Brecker, Dick Oatts, Terell Stafford, Dave Taylor, and Maceo Parker, among many others. Abene teaches a course in jazz conducting and has the title of senior lecturer at KUG Jazz Institute in Graz, Austria.