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.
Associate professor Suzanne Dean raised $1,500 for wildlife conservation through sales of her EP Come to Paradise. She was nominated for an Independent Music Award.
Assistant professor Adam Szetela had poems and stories published in Evening Street Review, Mount Hope, and I-70 Review.
Composer, arranger, and producer Richard Niles of Mission Viejo, CA, and his jazz fusion orchestra Bandzilla released Bandzilla Rises!!! Among the featured guest artists are Leo Sayer, Randy Brecker, Lamont Dozier Jr., Clarice Assad, Kim Chandler, and Julia Suzanna Sokolowska. Visit bandzilla.net.
Bassist Jay Turner of Cockeysville, MD, finished his fifth solo recording, Art Music for Bass. JazzTimes described the CD as “a beautiful piece of music in a world desperately in need of such.” Visit jayaturner.net.