Philippe Crettien, a 1984 Berklee alumnus, has been appointed Jazz Department chair of the Rivers Scool Conservatory starting next September. He also currently holds the position of jazz band Director at the Rivers school and chairs the jazz department at the Rivers school conservatory - a community music school in Weston, MA.
The Rivers school conservatory will host The Rivers Jazz Festival November 17 and 18 2007, featuring the Fringe, The Bruno Raberg group featuring Chris Cheek, Greg Hopkins and the Berklee student ensemble, Andy Jaffe and the Williams College big band, Milton Academy combos and the Rivers school jazz combo and big band.
Philippe will be featured on the Eric in the evening radio show on WGBH 89.7FM November 13th at 9:00PM to rpomote the Rivers Jazz Festival. His band MCFC Jazz Quartet will also be featured at the Acton Jazz cafe December 7th, 2007. My Latest CD " Relatively Out there" with the MCFC Jazz Quartet is availabe on CD Baby.