Gadi Sassoon

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

Shantell Ogden '05

Shantell Ogden '05

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

Charlotte Moore

Charlotte Moore of San Rafael, CA, was promoted to a new position in bidding and scheduling at Skywalker Sound, a division of Lucasfilm. She has been at the company for five years.

Uri Gurvich

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

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

Johannes Berauer

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.

Roy Assaf

Pianist Roy Assaf of New York City recently toured Japan with saxophonist Pekka Pylkkänen. His quartet NYConnection recorded its second album in Finland.

F. Javier Vargas

F. Javier Vargas of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is the program coordinator of the Folkloric and Popular Music Department of the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo.

Tim Pascoal

Tim Pascoal '01

Tim Pascoal '01

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.

Yohei Nakamura

Yohei Nakamura of Glendale, CA, has been touring with Chaka Khan. He recently performed with Richie Sambora and Stevie Wonder in the 2013 Hollywood Christmas Parade.