Assistant professor Daniela Schächter received a Berklee recording grant and recorded Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen with Mike Tucker (sax), Mark Walker (drums), and Michael O’Brien (bass). The album will be released in the fall.
Voice instructor Jamie Lynn Hart received her master of music degree from Boston University. She released the albums Anticipate and The Let Go, and won CBS Local’s top pick in the Boston’s Best Local Female Musician category and the Limelight Music Award for Best Female Performer and Best Songwriter. Visit jamielynnhart.com.
Associate professor Mimi Rabson and her Strings Theory Trio released a self-titled recording featuring a synthesis of classical chamber music and directed improvisation, featuring violinist Helen-Sherrah Davies and cellist Junko Fujiwara. Visit mimirabson.com.
Kevin Harris, assistant professor of piano, toured China and Israel with his group. He released his fifth trio album featuring bassist Ben Street and drummer Francisco Mela. Visit kevinharrisproject.com.
In July, piano professor Laszlo Gardony will release the live CD Life in Real Time on Sunnyside Records, featuring Bill Pierce, Stan Strickland, John Lockwood, Yoron Israel, and Don Braden. Visit lgjazz.com.