Terri Lyne Carrington
Terri Lyne Carrington '83 '03H is a multiple Grammy Award winning drummer, composer, and producer. In 1989, Carrington released a Grammy–nominated debut CD titled Real Life Story, featuring Carlos Santana, Grover Washington Jr., Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, and other luminaries. Carrington’s production and songwriting collaboration with Dianne Reeves culminated in Reeves's CD, Beautiful Life, which garnered Carrington a production Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal CD in 2014. Other highlights of Carrington's life and work include playing with Herbie Hancock on his Grammy Award–winning CD Gershwin’s World. Carrington released The Mosaic Project in 2011. The critically acclaimed CD, which won a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, gathered a myriad of voices and crystallized them into a multi-faceted whole. She produced the 14-song set, which featured some of the most prominent female jazz artists of the last few decades: Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sheila E., Nona Hendryx, and several others. In 2013, Carrington released Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, which won her another Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and established her as the first woman to ever win in this category. Carrington gained recognition on late-night TV in the late '80s as the house drummer for the Arsenio Hall Show, then again in the '90s as the drummer on the Quincy Jones late-night TV show VIBE. After more than 20 years touring with such musicians as Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, and Cassandra Wilson, she recently returned to her hometown, where she was appointed Zildjian Chair in Performance at Berklee's Global Jazz Institute.
Alto/soprano saxophonist, composer, and educator Allan Chase has appeared on twenty jazz recordings, including six with Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet and a recent release with Prima Materia, Peace on Earth: Music of John Coltrane, with Coltrane's last drummer, Rashied Ali. During the 1980s, Chase also led small jazz groups and played as a sideman in and around Boston with jazz artists including Mick Goodrick, Donald Brown, Alan Dawson, Teddy Kotick, D. Sharpe, Bob Moses, the Jazz Composers Orchestra, the Either/Orchestra, Julius Hemphill, Muhal Richard Abrams, and JoAnne Brackeen. He recorded jazz albums with Gunther Schuller, Dominique Eade and Stanley Cowell, the Joe Mulholland Sextet, Latin vibist Victor Mendoza, and Orange then Blue. His compositions have been performed by Marimolin, Orange then Blue, Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet, and others. His compositions have been commissioned by Marimolin, Full Tilt modern dance company, the Southwest Regional Conference of the World Saxophone Congress, and others. He is chair of the Ear Training Department at Berklee.
Saxophonist George Garzone is a member of the Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti. A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on over 20 recordings. In addition, Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performing with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z, and John Patitucci, among others. Garzone is well-known as a sought-after jazz educator, currently teaching in the Woodwind Department at the Berklee College of Music, and at the New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, and the Manhattan School of Music. Students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates, and Danilo Perez, to name a few. He is a member of the Grammy-winning Joe Lovano Nonet, and performed and recorded with this group at the Village Vanguard.
Guitarist David Gilmore has recorded and performed with some of the most highly influential and innovative artists in modern music today, including Wayne Shorter, Dave Douglas, Muhal Richard Abrams, Sam Rivers, Steve Coleman, Don Byron, Cassandra Wilson, Uri Caine, Randy Brecker, and David Sanborn. He has appeared on more than 50 recordings and been a major presence on the international touring scene. In the spring of 2001 he released his first recording as a leader, Ritualism, which received major international critical appraise and was nominated for Debut CD of the Year in 2001 by the Jazz Journalists Association. Gilmore was recently voted into the Rising Stars category in the Down Beat Critic's Poll. His playing, which incorporates many non-Western approaches, has been compared to guitarists with styles as diverse as George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, and Leo Nocentelli.
Pianist, composer, and Inner Circle Music and Creative Nation Music recording artist Lefteris Kordis has established himself as a unique voice in the Mediterranean jazz idiom. Kordis has performed with artists such as Joe Lovano, Steve Lacy, Sheila Jordan, Robin Eubanks, and George Garzone. He has performed at major international venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Panama Jazz Festival, Corfu Jazz World, and the Toronto Jazz Festival. Kordis holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in music from New England Conservatory as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from Ionian University in Greece. He has released five albums as a leader or coleader. He has presented lectures and master classes at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, the University of Rhode Island, and more. He has also organized and/or performed music for many charitable events. He is an associate professor of ear training at Berklee.
Jerry Leake plays tabla, frame drum, vibraphone, and drum set, often incorporating rhythms common among the Dagomba and Ewe people of Ghana. The leader of Cubist, Leake has been a member of Natraj, Club d’Elf, Agbekor Society, and Another Realm. He has performed with artists such as Ali Akbar Khan, Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Deepak Ram, John Medeski, and Hassan Hakmoun, and has appeared on more than 60 recordings. As an author, his publications include Relating Sound and Time, Master Drummers of West Africa, Series AIM: Percussion Book, African Bell Ritual, Drum Set Adaptations of Tabla, and more. He holds a diploma from Berklee, where he studied professional music and vibes with Gary Burton and Ed Saindon. His African music teachers include Godwin Agbeli and Dolsi-naa Abubakari Luna. He is an associate professor of percussion at Berklee, where he emphasizes the importance of musicians feeling the music flow throughout their entire body.
Joe Lovano is a Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger. Lovano was named Jazz Artist of the Year in both 1995 and 1996 by Down Beat magazine, and scored a prestigious trifecta in 1998: Musician of the Year, Improviser of the Year, and Best Tenor Saxophonist in the New York Jazz Awards. He also topped both the Down Beat readers and critics polls as Tenor Player of the Year in 2000. Lovano attended Berklee in the early 1970s and received an honorary doctor of music degree from the college in 1998. In the fall of 2001 he began a prestigious teaching residency in the Berklee Ensemble Department, known as the Gary Burton Chair in Jazz Performance. Since joining the Berklee faculty, the Blue Note artist has released eight albums as a leader and appeared on dozens of other recordings. He has collaborated with many legendary musicians, including McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, Branford Marsalis, Jim Hall, and Paul Motian.
Acoustic bassist John Patitucci has performed throughout the world and as a studio musician with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Joao Bosco, and Dori Caymmi. Since 1985, his many recordings with Chick Corea, Aeos Elektric Band and Akoustic Band, his six solo recordings for GRP Records, and his subsequent recordings have put him at the forefront of the jazz world and brought him worldwide acclaim, as well as two Grammy Awards and over fifteen Grammy nominations. Patitucci is professor of jazz studies at the City College of New York and a frequent clinician and guest lecturer at schools around the world. He is currently touring with his trio in support of his latest recording, Remembrance, which features saxophone genius Joe Lovano and drum virtuoso Brian Blade.
Bruno Råberg is an internationally renowned bass player and composer. Since coming to the U.S. from his native Sweden in 1981, he has appeared on approximately 30 recordings, including several as a leader. He has performed with numerous world-class artists, including Bill Pierce, Donny McCaslin, Billy Hart, Ben Monder, Kenny Werner, and John Medeski. Råberg has toured throughout Europe, the U.S., Japan, India, Africa, and Central America, and he has performed at jazz festivals in Monterey, California; Umbria, Italy; Boston, Massachusetts; Cape Town, South Africa; Pori, Finland; and more. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from New England Conservatory, where he studied with founding Weather Report member Miroslav Vitous. A former recipient of the prestigious Berklee Fellowship Grant, Råberg is a professor of ensembles at Berklee. He is also the founder of Orbis Music, a label focusing on creative jazz, modern classical, experimental free improvisation, and world music. Orbis has recorded artists such as Monder, McCaslin, Chris Cheek, Allan Chase, and Marcello Pellitteri, among others.
Pianist, visual artist, and educator Anthony Scibilia has pursued his ongoing fascination with the conversations between various art forms through explorations in music, photography, drawing, film and video, acting, set design, and directing. Scibilia’s photographs of art and architecture have appeared in more than 100 publications internationally, including the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and have been acquired by the visual resources collections of many museums and academic institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. His photographic series, States of Consciousness (Amsterdam), was recently featured by the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. As a pianist, Scibilia has performed in the United States and abroad, recorded works by Schubert, Bach, and Scarlatti, and given a variety of performance-lectures that examine the relationships between music, poetry, and the visual arts. He recently performed at the at the Chile Jazz for Peace Festival with members of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute that featured an original composition based on the poetry of Pablo Neruda. The piece was performed at several venues, including Neruda’s house in Isla Negra, Chile.