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.
Professor Tiger Okoshi played traditional Japanese music with the Kitanodai Gagaku ensemble at the UNESCO World Music Festival in Hamamatsu, Japan, in November.
Associate professor Freddie Bryant celebrated the release of his CD Monk Restrung at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola.
Steven Corn of West Hills, CA, owns the BMF jazz label. Three BMF albums, The Sting Variations (Tierney Sutton Band), Way Back Home (Steve Gadd Band), and Kaleidoscope Eyes (John Daversa), earned five Grammy nominations this year. Visit bfmjazz.com.
Guitarist “Metal Mike” Chlasciak of Wayne, NJ, led the Ultimate Metal Guitar Retreat at Slide Mountain Forest Resort in Big Indian, NY, in November 2016. The annual event focuses on developing guitar-playing skills for adult students.