Berklee today

JUN 2015

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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34 Berklee today 34 Berklee today Alumnotes Drew Milford '03 Hugo Ferrnandez '98 Saxophonist Don Rogerson of Roy, UT, released the new album Punk Jazz Fusion, available as an online download. 1995 Mariami Bibilouri of Boston, MA, cel- ebrated the launch of her album Gates at a release party at SOBs in New York City. Visit mariamimusic.com. Kenya Hathaway, Taku Hirano, Lil John Roberts, and Peter Ortega '91 performed on the Stevie Wonder Grammy Tribute show on CBS in February. Fred Hedemark of New York, NY, is the production sound mixer for NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers. Emil Temeltas of Surfside, FL, com- posed music for NBC's Telemundo soap opera Señora Acero. Visit produmusic.com. 1996 Boris Berlin of New York City released Soundtrack for an Imaginary Film and the single "Japan Round-Robin Waltz." Visit borisberlin.com. Julian Graciano of Buenos Aires, Argentina, released the CD Adentro, si pueden!, featuring the music of Cuchi Leguizamón, with Rodrigo Malvido '08 and Pablo Elorza. Visit cuchijazz.com. Guitarist Nicolas Meier of Guilford, U.K., is touring with Jeff Beck and ZZ Top and appears on the Jeff Beck Live in Tokyo 2014 DVD. He has recorded an album with guitarist Pete Oxley, as well as a third album with his metal band Seven7. Visit meiergroup.com. 1997 Jason Anderson of Baltimore, MD, composed the 13-piece horn arrange- ment for Christina Aguilera's NBA All- Star Game performance, which Rob Lewis '94 produced. In May, Monique Mizrahi of Brooklyn, NY, released the album Out Comes Woman. It appeared via DSD (direct stream digital) in Japan. Visit honeybird.net. Chris Ward of Eugene, OR, has been touring the world as the guitarist for swing band the Cherry Poppin' Daddies. The band completed a record- ing of 14 Prohibition-era swing tunes, featuring Ward on guitar and tenor banjo. 1998 Anat Cohen of New York City released the album Luminosa. The music features Brazilian tunes penned by Milton Nascimento, Romero Lubambo, and others as well as four of Cohen's originals. Guitarist Hugo Fernandez of Madrid, Spain, released the CD Cosmogram fea- turing his jazz compositions played by drummer Antonio Sanchez '97, saxo- phonist Ariel Bringuez, and bassist Antonio Miguel. Glenn Guay of Dayville, CT, plays guitar on the album For Our Freedom and Yours by indie folk-rock group Hans Kraenzlin. The group recently toured Western Europe. Visit hanskraenzlin.com. Saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh of Brooklyn, NY, released the album The Turn on vinyl, funded by a Kickstarter campaign, featuring Ben Monder, Joe Martin, and Ted Poor. Visit jeromesabbagh.com. 1999 Trumpeter Avishai Cohen of Brooklyn, NY, released the album Dark Nights with his trio Triveni featuring drum- mer Nasheet Watts and bassist Omer Avital. Wang Lee-Hom of New York CIty starred in the movie Blackhat, directed and produced by Michael Mann. 2001 Matthew Cahoon of Coventry, RI, and his electronica-pop project, Everpresent, released the album Introspekt, featuring Ryan Hinkle '11 (engineering and coproduction), Balint Boldog '09 (drums), and vocalist Cat Waltzer. The band released a video for the song "In My Veins" featuring Alex Knutzen '04. Darcie Nicole of Boston, MA, is a mem- ber of the volunteer staff at Sephardic Legacy Series, which produces events, lectures, books, and research about Jews from the Middle East, Spain, Portugal, North Africa, South America, and Central Asia. Her Jewish-themed song "Covering" (a collaboration with Jaeo Tolbert '89) is featured on the Soulkore Productions She Said Revisited 2015 compilation. Pianist and songwriter Oli Rockberger of Brooklyn, NY, released the album Can't Turn Back with the group Mister Barrington, featuring Owen Biddle '00 and Zach Danziger. Rockberger has worked with Randy Brecker, Will Lee, Steve Gadd, and many other top musi- cians. Visit olirockberger.com. Andy Shoniker of Toronto, Canada, released the EP Come Inside with the rock group Grand Opening and the album Happy Mother's Day with SOTL. He was awarded a U.S. patent for his app "Rhythm Trainer." He was inter- viewed for Drums Etc. and Entrepreneur magazine. Visit andyshoniker.com. 2002 Chris Hobson of Vista, CA, Emma Byrd '15, and Allie Moriarty worked on the album Purple Party, in collabora- tion with the Music Therapy Center of California. Jessi Teich of Skippack, PA, released the album Twisted Soul, which contains her original songs and was recorded in Paris with the Thierry Maillard Trio. Visit jessiteich.com. Fred Hedemark '96 Jessi Teich '02

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