James Nicoloro

James Nicoloro of Arlington, MA, heads East Cambridge Piano, which is celebrating its 35th year. Jay Natale ’95 is the manager, and Reed Cournoyer ’74 is a team member. Visit www.eastcambridgepiano.com.

Johan van Rensburg

Johan van Rensburg of Lyttelton, South Africa, was a pianist and bandleader for a South African television game show from 1991 to 2012 and recorded nearly 600 episodes. Now retired, he composes and records music in his home studio.

Steven Saulls

Steven Saulls of Redmond, WA, teaches theory, musicianship, and music and sound design at DigiPen. He is also the designer and teacher of the workshop Sound Design for Games and Animation, and since 2009 he has been an engraver for Hal Leonard.

Alan Palanker

Alan Palanker of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, has been the music director for John Davidson, Melba Moore, Nicholas King, Ariana Savalas, and Avery Sommers. Visit www.alpalmusic.com.

Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola '74
Al Di Meola '74

Al Di Meola of Westwood, NJ, recorded All Your Life, an acoustic guitar tribute featuring the music of the Beatles, at Abbey Road Studios in London. Visit www.aldimeola.com.

John Novello

Keyboardist John Novello of North Hollywood, CA, and his trio Niacin released the CD Krush. The supergroup includes bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Dennis Chambers. Visit www.keysnovello.com.

Greg Abate

Saxophonist Greg Abate of Coventry, RI, released the album The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil Woods. Visit www.gregabate.com.

Discounted ticket prices for BPC shows!

Berklee students are eligible to receive a discount of $8 on tickets to select events. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to see amazing performances at the Berklee Performance Center! The discount is valid toward a maximum of 10 tickets for events during each concert season (fall/winter and spring/summer). There is a four-ticket limit per event.

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Ralph Hammer

Ralph Hammer of Meadow Vista, CA, has performed and recorded with Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Etta James, the O’Jays, and others. He has also worked as a studio guitarist for Motown, CBS, and Capitol Records. He currently performs with his group Blue Rhythm. Visit www.bluerhythmmusic.com.