Jonathan Lax


Trumpet player Jonathan Lax of Summit, NJ, recently performed with the Lower Cape Concert Band at Preservation Hall in Wellfleet, MA, on Cape Cod. Lax is a music educator in the Bayonne public school system in Bayonne, NJ, and a freelance performer.


Bernie Kenerson


Electric wind instrumentalist Bernie Kenerson of Myrtle Beach, SC, was in Boston in October to perform at the Wonder Bar with his trio Science Factory. Visit


Emil Viklicky

Composer Emil Viklicky of Prague, Czech Republic, recently published his Piano Concerto in E Major with Czech Radio Publishing. Visit

Michael Jefry Stevens


Pianist Michael Jefry Stevens of Asheville, NC, toured Europe during the month of September. Visit


Opening Day Information and Watch the Live Stream

Opening Day 2014 is taking place tomorrow, Friday, September 5 at the Back Bay Sheraton Hotel. It is always a joyous occasion with so many Berklee faculty and staff members in attendance. If you are unable to attend the event, we encourage you to watch the live stream here:

For those staff members who must remain on campus during Opening Day, there will also be a light, to-go style breakfast available in David Friend Recital Hall. 

Opening Day 2014

Richard Ruotolo

Composer Richard Ruotolo of Meriden, CT, has recently been listed as an ASCAP composer. His suite One World One Life was performed at the University of New Haven. Visit

Rick Britto

Saxophonist Rick Britto of New Bedford, MA, received a review on the All About Jazz website for his new album Conversations with Erik & I. The album headline read: "Dueling saxophones help make Rick Britto's new album among the year's most unique releases." Visit

Alan Hewitt


Keyboardist Alan Hewitt of Palm Springs, CA, currently plays for the Moody Blues. Hewitt has a long list of composer credits, including National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,Survivor, MTV, Gods and Generals, Swimming Upstream, Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, and more. Hewitt has also coproduced many projects for Earth, Wind & Fire and cowrote the megahit "Cherry Pie." Hewitt has also won the Espy and Golden Planet awards. Visit


Richard Niles

Composer, producer, BBC broadcaster, and author Richard Niles of London, England, has been recording with the a cappella group the Swingle Singers and is working on a project for Los Angeles-based Psych! The Unexpected Big Band. Niles also performed at the Ealing Jazz Festival with the Richard Niles Septet.

Harrison Glodberg

Saxophonist Harrison Goldberg of Gualala, CA, and his group Cloudfire performed at a world-music dance concert at the Gualala Arts Center in June. The group has performed at many festivals throughout California. Visit