Gerstein jazzes up Gershwin in Berklee show
Where does classical music end and jazz begin? That’s the question that was raised by Berklee College of Music alumnus and 2010 Gilmore Artist Award winner Kirill Gerstein at the Berklee Performance Center Friday. “An Evening with Kirill Gerstein: Rhapsody in Blue’’ had as its focal point the original 1924 jazz-band version of the George Gershwin classic, with pianist Gerstein as soloist. But that was just the climax of a thoughtfully assembled program that, with world premieres from Chick Corea and Brad Mehldau, balanced on the classical-jazz edge.