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Berklee Honors Michael Brecker

Tenor saxophonist and composer Michael Brecker (pictured) will receive an honorary doctor of music degree for his outstanding contributions to contemporary music at Berklee College of Music’s 2004 Entering Student Convocation, Fri., Sept. 3, at the Berklee Performance Center (this event is not open to the public). Brecker, Berklee President Roger A. Brown, and Vice President for Student Affairs Lawrence E. Bethune, will welcome the Berklee entering class of 2008, with approximately 915 students from more than 75 countries. In accepting his honorary doctorate, Brecker will address the class.

Returning Berklee students will honor Brecker with a tribute concert featuring music associated with his career. Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, Brecker performed and recorded with legends in jazz and pop, including Bruce Springsteen, Charles Mingus, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, Aretha Franklin, Chet Baker, Yoko Ono, Paul Simon, Jaco Pastorius, Parliament Funkadelic and Pat Metheny, among others.

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