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Berklee’s Women Musicians Network Concert On March 15

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Berklee’s Women Musicians Network Presents its 10th Annual Concert of Wide Ranging and Diverse Music, From Afro-Pop to Political Rock Thursday, March 15, at the Berklee Performance Center

Boston, MA, February 27, 2007 — Berklee’s 10th Annual Women Musicians Network Concert, a highlight of the college’s women in music celebration, represents a significant milestone for Berklee women. This year’s program features 12 distinctive acts performing songs in a wide range of musical styles composed, arranged, and directed by more than 50 women students and guest alumae from around the world. This unforgettable, and often unclassifiable, concert presents diversity at its best, with a mix of different styles and approaches - everything from fusion jazz and Afro-pop, to hard-driving political rock and Latin folk. In this concert women shine in traditionally non-female roles, on and off the stage, as producers, bandleaders, drummers, bass players, sound engineers, and more.

The Women Musicians Network concert is Thursday, March 15, at the Berklee Performance Center, located at 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA. The concert is $5 and begins at 8:15 p.m. Please call 617-747-2261 or visit www.berkleebpc.com for more information.

This landmark show is the only annual concert at the Berklee Performance Center presented by a student club. The varied music will include original songs by Berklee students Yuko Yamamura, Emily Greene, Hanna Kloetzer, Stephanie Johnson, Manami Morita, Mary Elizabeth Lobb, Emily Shackelton, Chesca Santos, Bronwyn Bird, Jenna Hardy, and Lisa Fazenbaker; faculty advisor Lucy Holstedt; a new arrangement of a traditional Japanese song by student Keiko Ueda; and a traditional Haitian song set to new original composition by the group Zili Misik, featuring students and alumnae.

Lending their considerable talents to the evening will be alumnae faculty members, trumpeter Christine Fawson, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, pianist Holstedt, and vocalist Diane Richardson; and alumnae, guitarist Lexi Havlin, saxophonist Joy Roster, drummer Jobeth Umali, and sound engineer Stephanie Pranchart. In addition, this concert will serve as an introduction to players who will be performing in the ROCKRGRL Women of Valor Award evening honoring Fanny, at the Berklee Performance Center on April 20th.

About Berklee College of Music:

was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music. For over 60 years, the college has evolved constantly to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. With over a dozen performance and non-performance majors, a diverse and talented student body representing 70-plus countries, and a music industry “who’s who” of alumni, Berklee is the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today — and tomorrow.
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