Faculty Notes

 

Associate professor John Stein and the Mingotan Project released the album Emotion, featuring associate professor John Lockwood on bass. The album fuses elements of jazz, klezmer, and Afro-Argentinian music. Visit johnstein.com.

Kevin HarrisAssistant professor Kevin Harris has been performing and/or recording with the Billy Pierce Quartet, Tommy Campbell, Richie Barshay, Steve Langone, Neal Smith and others. Visit kevinharrisproject.com. 

Assistant professor Caroline Harvey led the Berklee Slam Team at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitation. Harvey received accolades for her creation of a peer-assistance program.

Dario Eskenazi, assistant professor of film scoring, was nominated for the Argentinian Cóndor de Plata award for his score for the film Vino Para Robar. He recorded the score with the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra last summer.

 

Bob Doezema, Jeff Stout, and Daryl Lowery performed four shows with Al Kooper during his recent 70th birthday celebration tour. 

Voice professor Lisa Thorson celebrated the release of her new CD Lisa Thorson Quartet LIVE featuring Tim Ray, David Clark, and George Schuller, in the concert series Jazz at the Arsenal in Watertown, MA. She also completed Level II Training in Somatic Voicework™ (the LoVetri Method). Visit lisathorson.com. 

 

Associate professor Darol Anger’s new bluegrass-flavored recording E-and’a was released on Adventure Records, and features Joe Walsh, Courtney Hartman, Lukas Pool, and Sharon Gilchrist. 

 

Associate professor Amy Merrill has been named a semi-finalist for the 37th Bay Area Playwrights Festival for her play by the Book

Woodwind professor Wendy Rolfe played on three recently released CDs. She is heard on Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s Beethoven Symphonies 1-4 and Overtures and Boston Baroque’s recordings of Haydn’s Creation and Symphony No. 104.

Professor Bill Banfield’s group Jazz Urbane recorded Playing with Other People’s Heads: Songs, which was produced by the late George Duke and features several Berklee faculty members and alumni. Visit billbanfield.com.