Berklee today

OCT 2012

Berklee today is the official alumni publication of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a forum for contemporary music and musicians.

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ALUMNOTES Jake Hanna '56 Mike Price '67 Roger Baker '69 1956 The life and times of the late Jake Hanna are chronicled in the new biography Jake Hanna: The Rhythm and Wit of a Swinging Jazz Drummer. The book was written by his niece, Maria Marsh, and published by Meredith Music Publications. Visit www.jakehannablog.blogspot.com. 1961 Jazz trumpeter and composer Dusko Goykovic of Munich, Germany, has released 20 albums as a leader and worked with Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, and others. He performs with his own ensem- bles and as a soloist with various big bands. 1962 Pianist and composer John Russitano of Oxford, CT, launched a music pro- duction group that focuses on gym- nastic music for floor exercise. Visit www.justfloorex.com. 1963 Trumpeter Tony Scodwell of Las Vegas, NV, has been named as a 2013 artist in residence at Beloit College in Wisconsin. He will lecture on the physics of trumpet making, the psy- chology of music performance, and his photography career. 42 Berklee today 1967 Trumpeter Mike Price of Tokyo, Japan, released the CD Presenting the Mike Price Jazz Quintet. Formerly the first trumpet for Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich, he continues to perform and compose, leading his quintet and a big band in Tokyo. Visit www. mikepricejazz.com. 1969 Saxophonist Gary Anderson relo- cated to Las Vegas, NV, after 35 years as an arranger in New York working for Charles Gross, Marvin Hamlisch, ABC News, CNN, and Paramount Films. He performs with Jimmy Wilkins's New Life Orchestra and his own ensemble, the suMMIt. Visit www.musiccomposer.us. Roger Baker of Albuquerque, NM, won best recording engineer at the New Mexico Music Awards for his work with Siyeric. He performs with his wife, Rita Newport, and at Eagle Rock Studios in Albuquerque. His photographs of musical instruments are displayed at Wild about Music in Austin, TX. Visit www. imageinations.com. In June, Jay Patten of Nashville, TN, and his band cohosted the Bluebird Café 30th anniversary show, with Kathy Mattea, Crystal Gayle, and Jimmy Hall. Visit www.jaypatten.com. 1972 Marc Silver of Fort Wayne, IN, has recently re-released his instruc- tion book Contemporary Guitar Improvisation (Utilizing the Entire Fingerboard). Visit www. marcsilverguitarimprov.com. 1974 In June, the city of Boston named Cliff Tetle of Milton, MA, educator of the year at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. He also received Parents Choice Awards for his CDs The Kid from Outer Space, Does It Hurt To Say Hello?, and All About School. 1975 Kim Cascone of Pacifica, CA, con- ducted the "Subtle Listening" work- shops in San Francisco this summer. Visit www.anechoicmedia.com. 1976 Frank Warren of West Roxbury, MA, and Phillip DiTullio '89 will be among the presenters at "Beyond Notation," a symposium on the work of the late avant-garde classical composer Earle Brown '50. The event will be held on January 18–19, 2013, at Northeastern University in Boston. Compiled by Ryan Fleming '03 Cliff Tetle '74 1977 Guitarist Dean Brown of San Diego, CA, released Unfinished Business, his fourth album as a bandleader. Visit www. deanbrownguitar.com. 1978 Wesley J. O'Brien, Ph.D. of North Haven, CT, is publishing the book Music in American Combat Films: A Critical Study. 1979 Mac Gollehon of New York City has played trumpet for Bruce Springsteen, Al Jarreau, John Scofield '73, Madonna, Mick Jagger, and others. The American Showplace label has released his live Latin-jazz CD La Fama. Visit www. mac-nyc.com. In May, trumpeter Jonathan R. Lax of Summit, NJ, performed at the Festival of Trumpets concert at the International Trumpet Guild conference at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Bassist Michael Manring of Oakland, CA, and guitarist Kevin Kastning '86 released a CD titled In Winter on Greydisc Records. Visit www.michael- manring.com. In December 2011, Douglas Wray of Fairfield, CT, accompanied John Scofield, Loudon Wainwright III, and Sloan Wainwright at Sloan's holiday show in Bedford, NY. Wray has played with Sloan Wainwright since 1995.

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