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 Ronaldo Lobo '08 Chris "Moses" Kinlow '09 and Dan Vosk '09 Grace Kelly '11 Ben Levin '11 Ronaldo Lobo of Woodside, NY, has played with Eliane Elias and is an assistant to film composer Marcelo Zarvos. He has also composed for The Big C and other productions. Visit www.ronlobomusic.com. Jeni Magana of Brooklyn, NY, and her band Oh Odessa released their debut album on iTunes. The all-Berk- lee band also includes Jon Smith, Jeff Fittig '09, and Bryan Percivall '09. Trumpeter Joe Pino of Beverly, MA, endorses Adams Musical Instruments flugelhorns, and has performed with the Temptations and singer Brian Evans. His quintet performs at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City. Visit www. joepinojazz.com. Jesse Ruben of Maple Glen, PA, released his EP Things I've Never Thought Before, Part 1 on iTunes. Drummer Alec Tackmann of Rochester, MN, performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, followed by a U.S. and European tour with Davina and the Vagabonds. Visit www.alectackmann.com. 2009 Alexandra Hamilton of Farmingdale, NJ, works as a freelance composer. Her work has been featured on 20/20, Primetime, Good Morning America, The Voice, and The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Her album 50 Berklee today Origin is available under her artist name Aandra. Visit www. aandra-music.com. Guitarist Dan Vosk of Weehawken, NJ, and drummer Chris "Moses" Kinlow are playing with the Mike Scala Band. Their album Heart on a String, made with producers and engineers Phil Crayton and Ernesto Gerardo, was released in September. The group will soon tour Europe. Visit www.mikescala.com. 2010 French bassist Louis de Mieulle of Brooklyn, NY, recently joined Lulu Gainbourg's touring band. Visit www.louisdemieulle.com. Vocalist Kory Glattman of Ramsey, NJ, sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Macy's July 4 fireworks cele- bration in New York City. Patrik Gochez of Cambridge, MA, released the album Heavy Loader in August through his label and pub- lishing company, ReddenSongs. Visit www.patrikgochez.com. In February, Tavonna Miller of Allston, MA, released her debut album Peace, Love & the Lack Thereof. Visit www.tavonnamiller.com. Jay Pellizzi of Hicksville, NY, is a composer and mixer at HOThead Productions. He works on sound design, music composition, and mix- ing for TV, advertising, and film. Visit www.jaypellizzi.com. Sam Reifman-Packett of Allston, MA, and his band Biscuits & Gravy released the album Hello Weekend. The band is made up entirely of Berkee alumni. Kate Smeal of Oakland, CA, Scott Nanos '11 and Jeff Price '09 are mem- bers of the band Mornin' Old Sport. They released their self-titled debut album in July. Visit www. morninoldsport.com. 2011 Nick Dolan of Portland, OR, is a com- poser for film and video games. He is currently composing and design- ing sound for a PC game and a soundtrack for iTunes. Visit www. nickdolanmusic.com. In January, violinist Samantha Gillogly of West Brookfield, MA, and pianist Tim Maurice '09, released the album Celtic Chamber Music. In March the album was ranked third in digital download sales in the Chamber Music and Traditional British & Celtic Folk categories on Amazon.com. Tom Harrison of Los Angeles, CA, was quoted by the Royal Shakespeare Company on its Twitter page. He wrote a song using the text from Shakespeare's "Sonnet 130," which the London 2012 World Shakespeare Festival uses on its website. Visit www. tomharrisonband.com. In July, Tetsuro Hoshii of Yachiyo-Shi Chiba, Japan, had his work titled Life of Birds, written for the Boston Cello Quartet, premiered at Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. Saxophonist Grace Kelly of Brookline, MA, released the CD Grace Kelly Live at Scullers featur- ing Professor Mark Walker (drums) and Berklee students Eric Law (cello), Zach Brown (bass), and (vocalists) Chantale Sterling and Jaime Woods. Visit www.gracekellymusic.com. Ben Levin of St. Louis, MO, and his group released the album Invisible Paradise in March. Visit www. benlevingroup.com. Ari Picker of Chapel Hill, NC, and his band Lost in the Trees, released the album A Church That Fits Our Needs. It has received reviews by Rolling Stone, Paste, PopMatters, and the Washington Post. NPR interviewed him in March. Juliana Ronderos of Brooklyn, NY, and her quintet Il Abanico released their second album, the bilingual CD Crossing Colors. 2012 Bassist Peter Iannitto of Ipswich, MA, and the Chelsea Berry Band opened for Chris Isaak in June. Jimmy Katz

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