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Bill Frisell Receives Honorary Degree and Is Subject of Film

Guitarist awarded honorary doctor of music degree by Berklee; “Bill Frisell, A Portrait” documentary to screen in NYC

Poster of Bill Frisell A Portrait
Poster of Bill Frisell, A Portrait

On Oct. 19, Bill Frisell, along with Michael Gibbs, was awarded an honorary doctor of music degree by Berklee College of Music during a concert celebrating Gibbs’ 80th birthday. The concert reunited Gibbs with Frisell, his student at Berklee in the 1970s, and with his longtime friend and former Berklee classmate Gary Burton.

In addition, Frisell is the subject of a new documentary by filmmaker Emma Franz entitled Bill Frisell, A Portrait.  The film will have its NYC premiere on Nov. 15 at NYC DOC, with the filmmaker and guitarist appearing for a live Q&A.

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