Caroline Wegener '95
Pianist Cornelius Claudio Kreusch
of New York City released the solo
piano CD Heart & Soul. He performed with faculty member Laszlo
Gardony at Berklee in March. Visit
André Moran of Austin, TX, teaches
recording at Austin Community
College. He and wife, Noëlle
Hampton, perform as the Belle
Sounds and released an 11-song
eponymous debut album.
Shane Adams of Nashville, TN, was
nominated for a 2014 Grammy
Music Educator Award.
Eric Barao of Seekonk, MA, released
his self-titled debut album, produced
by Bleu '96. Barao is a member of the
Cautions and has scored several flm
soundtracks. Visit www.ericbarao.com.
Jen Chapin of Brooklyn, NY,
released the live CD Jen Chapin Trio:
Celebrating Harry's 70th, which
is dedicated to her father, Harry
Chapin. She also successfully completed a PledgeMusic campaign
to fund her album Reckoning. Visit
Pianist Paulo Tozzi of São Paulo,
Brazil, and his Mainstream Jazz Trio
are releasing the new album Duo
Trio. It features José Pienasola (bass)
and Marcos Pienasola (drums).
Manfred Junker '96
Sharon Farber '97
Nicolas Meier '96
Caroline Wegener of Potsdam,
Germany, opened the art show
"Zeitreise: 20 Years of Painting," featuring 30 of her paintings. During
the opening, she played solo piano
and vocal and guitar duos with
Manfred Junker of Konstanz,
Germany, released Manfred Junker´s
Journey Within: Celebrating Bill
Evans, his 10th recording as a leader.
It features Barbara Balzan, Arne
Huber, and Matthias Daneck. Visit
Drummer Antonio Sanchez of
Jackson Heights, NY, and his band
Migration showcased their album
New Life, with a CD release event at
the Jazz Standard in New York.
Ryan Shore of Burbank, CA, scored
the flms Mindless Behavior: All
Around the World, Drew: The Man
Behind the Poster, and Monster Roll.
Shore also scored the pilot of an
upcoming Walt Disney series and
the video game Spy Hunter.
Pablo Albanedo of Cambridge, MA,
had a release event for his octet's
CD ReContraDoble at the Regattabar
in Cambridge, MA, in February. Visit
Boris Berlin of New York City and his
act Metasonica released the single
"Romance" in December. He appears
on Buddha-Bar Classical, Zenfonia.
His act Celestial Celebrants released
a crossover single featuring ErikPeter Mortensen. Visit www.
Steve Garbade of Tujunga, CA,
scored the feature flm The Immortal
Edward Lumley. It was an offcial
selection and was nominated for
awards in three categories at the
2013 Phoenix Comicon.
Nicolas Meier of Boston, MA, and
his group released From Istanbul
to Ceuta with a Smile. His music
was also featured on a MoonJune
Records compilation, and he performs with Gabrielle Ducomble, the
Oxley-Meier guitar duo, Seven7, and
the Guildford Jazz Club. Visit www.
Guitarist and composer Myles
Brown of Lilburn, GA, recorded the
albums Creature Comforts (with the
Soundmen) and his own jazz album
Jazz Beats & Dope Melodies. He is
also working on symphonic music.
Sharon Farber of Granada Hills, CA,
won the Women's International
in Film & TV Showcase Visionary
Award in Music. She has scored To
Die for Our Country, The Dove Flyer,
and Honor Diaries. Her string quartet premiered in May, and her piece
"Translucent Rocks" will be performed next January. Visit www.
Jazz vocalist Seung-Hee Han of
Brooklyn, NY, released the album
Sketches on the Sky. Visit www.
Chihiro Yamanaka of Cambridge,
MA, released the CDs Reminiscence,
Because, and After Hours 2, plus the
DVD Live in New York. She recently
toured Europe and Asia.
Phil Yoon of Pyeongtaek-Kun, South
Korea, had his album Reminiscences
of Mom recognized in the 2012
Korean Best Jazz Album category by
MMJAZZ magazine. He hosts a TV
show called Phil Yoon's Jazz Story.
Yukiko Fujii of Boston, MA, Satoru
Nakagawa '00, and Kosei Fukuyama
'07 make up the band Tokyo Tramps,
and released their sixth original
album, Rollin' Rockland Blues Hour.
Sarah Gromko of New Orleans, LA, is
the program director for Sweet Home
New Orleans, a nonproft empowering local musicians. She is also a member of the Music & Culture Coalition of
New Orleans. Visit www.sweethomeneworleans.org.
Kevin Hammer of Stoughton, MA,
created music and sound effects for
the video game Germinator, which
was released on PlayStation 3 and
PlayStation Vita in March.