Yuto Kanazawa

Guitarist Yuto Kanazawa of Boston, MA, released his debut album, Earthwards, featuring Mario Castro ’11, Felix Peikli ’12, Jonathan Pinson’11, and Kurt Elling. Visit www.yutokanazawa.com

Freddy Hall

Guitarist Freddy Hall released the CD Wander Years and produced a video for one of the album’s songs, “Brainwash” Hall also played in the pit orchestras for the national touring companies of the musicals Spring Awakening and American Idiot. Visit www.freddyhallmusic.com

Danny Fratina

Last fall, Danny Fratina of Dallas, TX, launched www.dannyfratina.com, a Website that sells original ensemble arrangements and out-of-print transcriptions. He also writes articles on arranging, practicing, and other topics.

Marshall Ruffin

Marshall Ruffin of Vienna, VA, recently performed with Duane Trucks, Kevin Scott, and Lawson Feltman at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City as part of an East Coast tour.

Yuri Lysoivanov

Yuri Lysoivanov of Chicago, IL, was promoted to the position of associate chair of the Recording Arts Department at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy in Chicago. Since 2009 he has been a faculty member at the academy.

VISITING ARTIST: Sumie Kaneko - Koto and Shamisen

Wednesday 6 November 2013 – 11am to noon
KOTO Demonstration-Performance
Berklee College of Music
7 Haviland St. - Room 203

Wednesday 13 November 2013 – 11am to noon
SHAMISEN Demonstration-Performance
Berklee College of Music
150 Mass. Ave. - William Davis Room

Jesse Frayne

Jesse Frayne of Staten Island, NY, is the music director and a production engineer at the Nyack Village Theatre in Nyack, NY, from which Rockland World Radio is broadcast. Programming includes local news, health, entertainment, and other topics. The theater features musical and dramatic performances. Visit www.rocklandworldradio.com

Claude Diallo

Claude Diallo of Long Island City, NY, and the Claude Diallo Situation, released their fifth CD, Motion in Progress, on the Unit Records label. It also features Massimo Buonanno ’10 and Laurent Salzard ’07. In May the group toured Switzerland and Asia. Visit www.claudediallo.com

Joey Chang

Joey Chang (a.k.a. CelloJoe) of Berkeley, CA, recently completed a three-month bicycle and music tour of Australia, appearing at music and sustainability festivals. He uses a pedal-powered sound system and has biked more than 10,000 miles. Visit www.cellojoe.com

Justin Kooy

Justin Kooy of Woodbridge, NJ, was promoted to the position of audio engineer at Sound Lounge in New York at its Hudson Street location. Visit www.soundlounge.com