Associate professor Tim Ray was a featured artist at the recent Brandeis University Improvisation Festival. Ray also appeared on the new recordings Imaginario (John Finbury), Motif (The Phil Woods / Greg Abate Quintet), and Scott Hamilton Plays Jules Styne.
Assistant professor Annette Philip completed two tours with award-winning Indian composer, A.R. Rahman, including an 18-city tour of North America, and a sold-out concert at the O2 Arena in London. Earlier this year, she completed a 16-city tour in Japan and China with the a cappella ensemble Women of the World. That group has released a new album titled Makana.
Associate professor Rebecca Perricone released the CD What a Woman Knows featuring Daniel Ian Smith, Yoron Israel, Barry Smith, Mark Walker, Oscar Stagnaro, Claudio Raguzzi, Marty Walsh, and Ralph Rosen. Former songwriting chair Jack Perricone arranged and coproduced the music.
Associate professor Darol Anger and instructor Joe K. Walsh released a CD on Compass Records titled The People Need Light. Their band Mr Sun includes Grant Gordy (acoustic guitar) and Ethan Jodziewicz (bass).