Gadi Sassoon of Milan, Italy, under the name Memory9, released the EP Red Falcon. The release was featured on the BBC and in Fact magazine. Sassoon runs his own label, Mnemonic Dojo, and a soundtrack and design studio.
Shantell Ogden of Nashville, TN, had her Christmas song “Stealing Mistletoe Kisses” recorded by artist James Robert Webb. She also released the album Better at Goodbye and placed a song in the movie Storm Rider. Visit www.shantellogden.com.
Uri Gurvich of New York City was featured in the September 2013 issue of Downbeat magazine regarding his album BabEl that featurers Leonardo Genovese ’04, Peter Slavov ’02, and Francisco Mela. He did a residency at the Stone in New York with Dave Douglas and Lionel Loueke ’00.
David Kaye of Wilton, CT, released his debut album Nightfall in the Foothills, featuring original bluegrass and Americana music. He has done session and pit orchestra work in New York City playing pedal steel, banjo, dobro, and guitar, in addition to recording session work at his home studio. Visit www.davidkaye.net.
Johannes Berauer of Altenburg, Austria, released his solo CD, The Vienna Chamber Diaries, featuring guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel ’89, Gwilym Simcock, and Klaus Gesing. He is also the recipient of the 2013 Austrian state scholarship for composition.
Tim Pascoal of Saint Peters, MO, and his touring project the Tim and Tito Pascoal Band (featuring Andrew Riezebeek ’12 and several Berklee students) opened for the Billy Cobham Band in the summer of 2013.