April 2014

Reinventing Latin: Oscar Stagnaro on the                                                             Paquito D’Rivera/Berklee Latin Jazz Program

Paquito D’Rivera moves seamlessly through different styles of music. From classical to jazz and Cuban to Brazilian, this clarinet and alto saxophone virtuoso knows no boundaries. Students will be treated to his expertise when the Paquito D’Rivera/Berklee Latin Jazz Program launches July 6-10, 2014, adding to the robust complement of the college’s summer programs. The Cuban-born D’Rivera will serve as the program’s artistic director, bringing his style-blending approach to composition and his pure love of music.

This intensive summer program will feature Berklee faculty who are leading Latin music educators and a packed schedule of lectures, small-group instruction on individual instruments, ensembles, jam sessions, and a final concert. The program is open to all instruments and students ages 15 and up. Click here for more information.

Performing with Paquito D'Rivera (featured in red, next to trumpeter Diego Urcola) requires "passion, seriousness, and respect for what you play," says Berklee Latin Jazz Program academic director Oscar Stagnaro.

Performing with Paquito D'Rivera (featured in red, next to trumpeter Diego Urcola) requires "passion, seriousness, and respect for what you play," says Berklee Latin Jazz Program academic director Oscar Stagnaro.


January 2014

Berklee Launches Berklee Latino

Berklee Latino, Berklee's first-ever program to be taught in Spanish, will be held January 13-18, 2014 at the Mexico City campus of Tec de Monterrey.

The program will be led by Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón, producer for artists including Diego El Cigala and Bebo Valdés, Paco de Lucia, and Andrés Calamaro, among others; and Grammy Award-winner Oscar Stagnaro, who has worked with performers such as Paquito D'Rivera, Jorge Drexler, Rosa Passos, Ivan Lins, and Isaac Delgado. Click here for more information.

Watch Berklee Latino academic director Oscar Stagnaro discuss the program (in Spanish) below: