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Berklee recital

March 24, 2011 – BOSTON–Berklee College of Music’s Kamal Ghammache-Mansour (left) conducts a few musicians from the 17 person jazz orchestra he assembled to perform at his senior recital. Mansour, 21, studies jazz composition at Berklee and spiritual science outside of school. “I want to speak to the hearts and mind of the people through my music. People yearn for music that fulfills them and touches their soul. There’s a lack of inspiration in the popular music world of today, so I’d like to liven up some spirits,” said Mansour who named his show “L’Orchestranimous!” Berklee student musicians pictured are from left to right: Paul Jefferson, saxophone; Benjamin Allen, saxophone; John Egizi, trombone; Brian Paulding, trombone; Sagit Zilberman, saxophone; Matt Joseph, lead trumpet; and Aleida Bautista, trombone. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 24, 2011 – BOSTON–Berklee College of Music’s John Egizi plays his trombone during a late-night rehearsal session on the eve of fellow Berklee student Kamal Ghammache-Mansour’s senior recital show. Egizi is one of 17 total musicians comprising Mansour’s jazz orchestra ensemble. They play through seven songs Mansour arranged himself  (four are original compositions) for the show which is a graduation requirement. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 25, 2011 – BOSTON–Berklee College of Music students Paul Jefferson (left), Benjamin Allen (center), and Kamal Ghammache-Mansour (right) play saxophones at the Lawrence Berk Recital Hall for Mansour’s senior show titled “L’Orchestranimous!”  To help him perform seven original arrangements in a show created to meet a graduation requirement, Mansour chose 16 other Berklee students to showcase. “The musicians were all people I’ve worked with in the past whose personalities, talents, and characters left a strong, positive impression. Who the musician is on the inside was an important factor in the decision making process, as music is very sacred and should be touched with loving hands, lips, and feet,” said Mansour. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 25, 2011 – BOSTON–Berklee College of Music student Kamal Ghammache-Mansour, 21, sings during his senior show at the Lawrence Berk Recital Hall. Mansour studies jazz composition at Berklee and in order to graduate he showcased his learning in a 17 musician jazz orchestra concert he titled “L’Orchestranimous!” Mansour says he was born playing music. “Existence is vibration. We are all vibrating at various frequencies, and it is the harmonies created by these vibrations that form our experiences. Music is just reflecting upon creation from an artistic perspective, and the more talent, vision, and experience one has, the greater the musician they will be,” said Mansour. Photo by Alicia Prewett

March 25, 2011 – BOSTON–Berklee College of Music’s Kamal Ghammache-Mansour (right) poses after a congratulatory smooch from friend Gracie Coates (left). Mansour showcased what he learned from Berklee in a senior recital with the help of 16 other musicians at the Lawrence Berk Recital Hall. Mansour and Coates are both from Berkeley, California. They perform together in the Gracie Coates Band both in Boston and Berkeley. Photo by Alicia Prewett

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