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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36 Berklee today 36 Berklee today Alumnotes Brant Buckley '09 2005 Timothy Driscoll of Austin, TX, and his band Dead Earth Politics won the Austin Chronicle's award for best erforming band: metal for the third straight year. In March they released the EP Men Become Gods. Visit 2006 Dan Cutler of New Orleans, LA, plays bass for the Deslondes, whose album was released on June 9. It was fea- tured on NPR's "First Listen" program. In November, Charlie Worsham of Nashville, TN, will perform a seven-city tour of the UK. Visit 2007 Jamie Lynn Fletcher of Greenleaf, WI, released the album My Desire of You. One of the album's songs was nomi- nated for the 2015 Independent Music Awards in the Jazz with Vocals cate- gory. Visit Matt Lange of New York City released his debut album Ephemera, featuring the single "My Love Aside," on dead- mau5's mau5trap label. Gregorio Uribe of Brooklyn, NY, and the Gregorio Uribe Big Band released the album Cumbia Universal. The group performed in October at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. Visit Chris Vasquez of Los Angeles, CA, and Michael Torres '03 founded SoundLife Music Lessons, providing in-home music lessons in the Los Angeles area. Visit Michael Vongova of New York City was commissioned by the United Nations to write a piano concerto in commemoration of its 70th anniver- sary. The work was premiered in New York City in May and was performed in Carnegie Hall in September. Visit James Austin Wyle of Nashville, TN, performed with the Wyle Band at Summer NAMM 2015 and on Balcony TV. The group's song "Child of the Night" was also featured in the new comedy show Odd Mom Out on the Bravo channel. Visit 2008 Chris Bolint of Portage, IN, just released his debut solo instrumen- tal rock album entitled Embers Alive. He will be playing shows around the Midwest to promote the release. Visit Magda Giannikou of New York, City and her band Banda Magda performed this summer in the UK, Greece, Cyprus, Switzerland, Canada, and the U.S. Lenny Wee of Los Angeles, CA, was the music production manager, Pro Tools engineer, and arranger for the 2015 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala. Visit 2009 Saxophonist Melissa Aldana of Brooklyn, NY, and her trio toured Europe this summer and performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles. She also led a weeklong workshop at the Summer Session at Vallekilde in Denmark. Brant Buckley of Chicago, IL, released a three-song EP titled Chicago Summer. Visit Rob Craft of Media, PA, played, pro- duced and composed for A Minor Error's debut EP Suds for Spuds. Tidtaya Sinutoke of Rego Park, NY, was one of 12 songwriters chosen to participate in the 2015 Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. Visit Alexandra Spalding and Adrian Olsen '08 are members of the band Avers, which released the song "Vampire" from their self-produced album. Parts of the album were recorded at Olsen's Montrose Recording studio. 2010 David Bawiec of North Hollywood, CA, was the music editor and score/ soundtrack producer for the Marcus Nispel horror flm Exeter. Visit Vocalist Kim Logan of Nashville, TN, did a tour in July of the East Coast and Midwest. Visit Eric Milos of North Hollywood, CA, is the owner of Clear Lake Recording Studios in North Hollywood. He recently completed a Kickstarter- funded recording for Meaghan Maples. Visit Martin Nessi of Glendale, CA, mixed and engineered the new Andrea Bocelli album produced by David Foster, Humberto Gatica and Tony Renis, featuring Ariana Grande and Nicole Scherzinger. He also did engi- neering for Josh Groban's Stages, Gloria Trevi's El Amor, and Andrés Cepeda's Mil Ciudades. He's also worked with Anahi, Chiquis Rivera, and Julio Reyes. Dan Palmere of Tallahassee, FL, com- pleted his master of music degree in music therapy at Florida State University in May. Scott Quintana of Ventura, CA, is the drummer for Kacey Musgraves. He recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers. He works extensively in the Nashville area. Neara Russell of Los Angeles, CA, per- formed with Anthony Starble and toured this summer with DJ Duke Dumont in the U.S. and Europe, and headlined at several music festivals. Visit 2011 Danielle Deckard of Sydney, Australia, released her debut EP End of the World. Visit Chris Bolint '08 Jamie Lynn Fletcher '07 Melissa Aldana '09

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