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.
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.
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’.
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 Kathleen Howland was a speaker at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine inaugurating a new special interest group on art and neuroscience.
Professor Joe Coroniti, editor in chief of FUSION magazine, published a collaborative feature in memory of professor Henry Tate. Visit fusionmagazng.org.
Trombonist Steve Piermarini of Acton, MA, performed with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra for its 2016 New Year’s Eve show. He also plays with the Hal McIntyre Orchestra and New Liberty Jazz Band and conducts the Leominster Colonial Band.
Guitarist Hiroshi Kanda of Tokyo, Japan, is a professor of jazz and pop music at Nagoya University of Arts, teaching guitar, ensembles, jazz history, and popular music survey classes. He is an active performer in classical and jazz-pop styles.