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Tag: Instrumental


Cory Henry fará show na Berklee!

Vinicius Sa
Vinícius Cavalieri de Sá Coutinho, born in São Paulo on March 8, 1992, is
a Brazilian guitarist and composer who is majoring in Film Scoring.


Vinicius works as the Online International Ambassador for Portuguese

language since January, 2014.


Hoje venho falar de um evento espetacular que irá acontecer nesta sexta-feira, dia 27 de Fevereiro às 7 horas da noite, no prédio 921 Boylston Street (Uchida Building) da Berklee. O ganhador do Grammy em 2014, e atualmente tecladista do Snarky Puppy, Cory Henry irá visitar a faculdade e ministrar o evento chamado “An Evening With Cory Henry”.

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Four graduating seniors and Crosswalk Anarchy!

This post has been authored by Andre Vasconcelos, writer of the Brazilian tab for the Blogs

Crosswalk Anarchy: Evan Waaramaa, Songyi Jeon, Jamie Howell, Andre Vasconcelos and Scott Kapelman.

For almost 3 entire years now I have been the writer for the incredible Berklee Blogs website, the online international diary that the school created so that people from all over the world could read about the day to day activities and experiences of students from many different countries. As of this very moment, I am pleased to announce that I am graduated from Berklee College of Music. It has been an incredible 4 years filled with the most memorable memories and experiences I’ve ever had so far.

             Crosswalk Anarchy performing Pep Talk (by Waaramaa) live at the Record Company.

At this time I would like to share with our readers the project that I am part of that has me most excited and hopeful ever since I came to Boston, the group Crosswalk Anarchy. Being formed in early 2013, the group has been gaining notoriety in the Boston and New York musical scene. The music presents a unique and fresh mix between Jazz, Hip Hop and Fusion. Featuring a vocal instrument named Songyi Jeon, guitarist Andre Vasconcelos, drummer Jamie Howell, and bassist Scott Kapelman, the quintet powers through a repertoire consisting primarily of keyboardist Evan Waaramaa’s compositions. Four of the members of this quintet have graduated with the class of 2013, with Songyi Jeon being the only one still a student at Berklee.


Influenced by artists such as Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper, and Chick Corea, they embody a fresh musical spirit that can be seen at their residency, every other Monday from 7-9 at Wally’s Jazz Cafe in Boston, MA. Crosswalk Anarchy has also been developing a very promising relationship with the renowned venue The Bitter End in New York City, opening for the worldly-famous guitarist Oz Noy on June 17th on a special night, when two of the greatest drummers alive will be joining the stage with Oz, Keith Carlock (John Mayer, Wayne Krantz,etc) and Anton Fig (Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa,etc).


Outside of the Box Festival will have its debut this summer in Boston.

Crosswalk Anarchy will also be performing at the recently put together, brand new festival in Boston, The Outside of the Boston Festival that will happen in July at the Boston Commons.The group plans to perform more regularly and to bigger audiences with the hopes of releasing a full length album by the Fall and eventually move to New York and engage in touring activities.

Interview with John Mclaughlin by Andre Vasconcelos

This post is authored by Andre Vasconcelos. Manager of the Brazilian tab of the Berklee Blogs.

It is about time that the Berklee Blogs landed another interview. This time I was gifted with the opportunity to send some questions via email to noone other than John Mclaughlin. Yes, the guitarist for Miles, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, the one that jammed with Jimi Hendrix for HOURS, and many other projects. John is considered by many, and rightfully so, to be the father of Fusion guitar with his genre-bending capabilities and an unparalleled knowledge of the instrument.

As expected from his multicultural background, his music is a really rich and rewarding experience. Adding his extensive jazz vocabulary to the powerful intensity of the rock n’ roll riffs written in intriguing and challenging time signatures derived from his passion for Indian music, you get a very quick gist of Mclaughlin’s newest album with the 4th Dimension, Now Here This. The guitarist will be at the Berklee Performance Center on June 22nd, a highly recommended concert.

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