Janice Pendarvis

Janice Pendarvis, Vaneese Thomas, Jimmy Cliff, and Nicki Richards

From the left: Janice Pendarvis, Vaneese Thomas, Jimmy Cliff, and Nicki Richards

Associate Professor Janice Pendarvis sang on David Bowie’s album The Next Day. She appeared in the film Twenty Feet from Stardom and performed on Late Show with David Letterman with Darlene Love, Jimmy Cliff, and Shawn Klush.

Laszlo Gardony

Professor Laszlo Gardony released the CD Clarity on Sunnyside Records. Visit www.lgjazz.com.

Neil Olmstead

Hal Leonard and Berklee Press released the second edition of Solo Jazz Piano: The Linear Approach by Professor Neil Olmstead.

Wendy Rolfe

Woodwind Professor Wendy Rolfe appeared on the cover of November 2012 issue of Flute Talk magazine. Rolfe has also performed with the Handel and Haydn Society, the Boston Baroque Orchestra, and the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra.

Barbara LaFitte

Woodwind Professor Barbara LaFitte played in pit orchestras for productions of Peter Pan (Wang Center) and The Great Gatsby (NEC’s Jordan Hall and Tanglewood). She will perform as the principal oboist in the Boston Ballet’s Chroma and Coppélia.

Richie Hart

Associate Professor Richie Hart released the new solo guitar CD In a Mellow Tone. He is also featured on Jim Stinnett’s new CD Let’s Groove, featuring drummer Joe Hunt.

Tom Stein

Professor Tom Stein is a member of the Kaupang Studios advisory board and is the CMO of MusiciansApp. He serves on the conference advisory board of the Audio Technologies for Music and Media conference and is the USA country manager for the International Institute of Marketing Professionals.

Nando Michelin

Assistant Professor Nando Michelin reissued his CD Reencontro, featuring Esperanza Spalding ’05, Richie Barshay, and Tiago Michelin. He performed at Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts with Rogerio Boccato, and played on a new CD by Felipe Salles that features Dave Liebman.

Don Gorder

Chair of Music Business/Management Don Gorder participated in panel discussions and made presentations at Harvard Business School; English High School in Bogotá, Colombia; and the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association Faculty Summit.

John Baboian

Professor John Baboian taught the clinic “Two Guitars Are Better Than One” with University of Southern California Guitar Professor Frank Potenza ’72, and performed with the World Leaders at the Jazz Educators Network conference in Atlanta, GA.

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