Faculty Notes

Assistant Professor Rebecca Cline released the book Latin Jazz Piano Improvisation: Clave, Comping, and Soloing for Berklee Press.

Rebecca Kline

Rebecca Kline

Professor Karen Wacks traveled to Uganda with Musicians for World Harmony. The group studied music therapy to address post-traumatic stress disorder among ex-child soldier survivors. 

Associate Professor Jane Miller released the album Three Sides to a Story, which was recorded by Lauren Passarelli.

Ensemble Professor John Pierce’s quintet with Brad Hatfield, Gaye Tolan Hatfield, Stan Strickland, and Bob Tamagni performed in Virgin Gorda at Jazz on the Hill. He also played on the CD Eula! with Eula Lawrence, Jon Hazilla, and Tim Ray. 

Bob Doezema, Jeff Stout, Daryl Lowery, Jesse Williams, Al Kooper and Tom Arey ’02 shared a bill with the Zombies at the Keswick Theatre outside Philadelphia.

Professor Maggie Scott is holding a CD release party on October 29 at Sculler’s in Allston, MA. 

Assistant Professor Amanda Monaco and the Queens Jazz OverGround presented a jazz festival in Queens, NY, with Berklee students and Monaco’s quartet Formula One. 

Assistant Professor Catherine Bent visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and played on Rádio Nacional with Conjunto Época de Ouro. 

MP&E Chair Rob Jaczko and Assistant Chair Dan Thompson took students to London on a trip underwritten by the Wayne Wadhams Trust. They attended sessions at Abbey Road Studio and British Grove Studios with David Hentschel and Hugh Padgham. 

Associate Professor Michael Johnson’s song “Shelter” was commissioned for the ECHO Habitat for Humanity Choir Festival in Colorado. He also released the single “Resolve.”

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