Nadia Sosnoski '12 is often booked for appearances that feature her singing while suspended on aerial silks before her audience. Her unique combination of singing and aerial arts used to be a rarity in Music City, but has become one way for Sosnoski to—let’s say— elevate her profile.
Streaming platforms now boast more than 100 million paying subscribers worldwide. And the popularity of these services continues to rise, with more than one trillion plays logged last year alone. The times, they are a-changin’.
Based in Toronto, Linda Manzer works mostly solo in her shop, hand-building a small number of acoustic guitars every year for demanding customers such as Metheny, singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn, and jazz guitarist Julian Lage ’09.
Much like the first time I heard John Coltrane’s Giant Steps album, Indian music startled my sense of curiosity. Below, I’ll discuss some Indian musical elements that I incorporated in my composition Triloka: Three Realms.
After four decades Bill Scism, a professor in the Jazz Composition Department, retired in the summer of 2016. During a recent phone call, Scism reflected on his musical journey, the largest portion of which includes his 41 years as a faculty member at Berklee.
Jason Palmer released the album Beauty ’n’ Numbers: The Sudoku Suite on the Steeplechase label. He also taught at the 2016 Banff Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music and will serve as music director for a series of Esperanza Spalding concerts.
Assistant professor Marty Walsh is chronicling his life as a Los Angeles studio musician. Visit martywalsh.com/blog.
Dennis Pratt of Warwick, RI, together with Lloyd Kaplan and Tom Shaker, co-authored the book Treasury of RI Jazz & Swing Musicians. It includes 600 Ocean State musicians in its lists and profiles, with numerous Berklee alumni among them. Contact Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering information.
Guitarist David Singley of Saint Paul, MN, released Good Hope, his first record in nearly two decades. For more information, visit davidsingley.com.