Berklee today

OCT 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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32 Berklee today 32 Berklee today Alumnotes Joe Zobkiw of Raleigh, NC, had his electronic music piece "So This Is How It Ends" used in the video Islands of the Wild Atlantic Way: Shaped by the Sea, which promotes a coastal touring route in Ireland. Visit zobkiw.com. 1991 In November, Susan Tedeschi of Jacksonville, FL, will tour Europe with the Tedeschi-Trucks Band. The group recently performed in a trib- ute to Joe Cocker's 1970 Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour, featuring many of the original musicians. Visit tedeschitrucksband.com. 1992 Joe Bush of Southington, CT, won Emmy Awards for his contribution as the audio technician for the Derek Jeter special "Salute 2 the Captain" and the Yankees post-game show "Farewell 2 the Captain." Composer Jason Eckardt of Kerhonkson, NY, released a new CD titled Subject, featuring fautist Eric Lamb and pianist Marilyn Nonken. He also received performances of his works by bassoonist Rebekah Heller and fautist Claire Chase. Visit ensemble21.com. Jazz pianist Amina Figarova of Forest Hills, NY, released the album Blue Whisper. She also recently com- pleted a European tour. Visit aminafgarova.com. Luciana Souza '88 "Lil" John Roberts '92 1989 Trumpeter Dmitri Matheny of Oakland, CA, completed a successful Indiegogo funding campaign for his group's new album Jazz Noir. Visit dmitrimatheny.com. 1990 Sam Hooper of Los Angeles, CA, and Mike Null released the EP Hoodoo Blues, featuring blues classics by Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells, and more. Visit samhooper.com. Joanna Katzen of Athol, MA, had her song "And We Shall Want No More" published in the folksong anthology Rise Again, the sequel to the Rise Up Singing collection. Mark Ptak of Hawthorne, NJ, and his progressive rock band Advent released the album Silent Sentinel. He did engi- neering and mixing work on the album. Visit adventmusic.net. Kurt Rosenwinkel recently toured Asia playing solo guitar concerts. Stops included Shanghai, China; Seoul, Korea; and Hong Kong. He will also play at the Barcelona Jazz Festival in November and at SFJazz in San Francisco in January 2016. Visit kurtrosenwinkel.com. Peter Vantine of Middleton, MA, released the solo piano CDs Prayerful Improvisations 2 and Peaceful Classics. Proceeds from Peaceful Classics will beneft the Cure Alzheimer's Fund. Visit petervantine.com. Jason Jennings of Burbank, CA, was the lead sound designer for Terminator: Genisys, Goosebumps, Spectral, Now You See Me: The Second Act, and Kung Fu Panda 3. Upcoming movie projects include The Huntsman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Kevin Kliesch of Valencia, CA, won a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Music Direction and Composition cat- egory for his work on the Disney Junior show Sofa the First. Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa of Montclair, NJ, won the Downbeat Critics Poll in the Album of the Year (Bird Calls), Alto Saxophonist of the Year, and Rising Star Composer of the Year categories. Visit rudreshm.com. Vibraphonist Errol Rackipov of Hollywood, FL, released the CD Pictures from a Train Window on First Orbit Sounds. Visit errolrackipov.com. Drummer "Lil" John Roberts of Atlanta, GA, performed on Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life tour, Janet Jackson's Unbreakable tour, and was musical director for the BET net- work's Sunday Best All Stars. He has performed and/or recorded with Dave Chappelle, Queen Latifah, and Nathan Watts. Visit liljohnroberts.com. 1993 Reg Bloor of New York City is releas- ing her frst solo CD Theme from an Imaginary Slasher on October 22. Visit regbloor.com. Sophie Duner of Hovas, Sweden, appeared at the Festival O/Modernt in Stockholm and at the Bimbache open Art Festival in the Canary Islands. Exhibitions of her paintings and drawings accompa- nied her performances. 1994 Jose Conde of Brooklyn, NY, and his salsa group Ola Fresca released the album Elixir. Visit joseconde.com. 1996 Pablo Ablanedo of Cambridge, MA, published the book Suite of Mirrors: A Collection of Mirror Pieces for the Beginning Pianist. Visit pabloablanedo.com. Christian Pedersen of Farsta, Sweden, and his Transatlantic group recorded the album Autumn Sketch. The band toured Sweden and visited New York for a series of gigs and radio appearances. 1997 Ayala Asherov of Charleston, SC, released the album Colors and Shapes, produced by Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfsh, with drum- mer Quentin E. Baxter. Visit ayalaas- herov.com. Sean Meredith-Jones of Toronto, Canada, flmed a video in Santa Monica, CA, for an upcoming single and led a Jeff Beck tribute concert. Visit seanmeredithjones.com. Reg Bloor '93 Joe Bush '92 Kim Fox

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