Pablo Ablanedo

Pianist Pablo Ablanedo of Cambridge, MA, is recording the album Recontradoble with his octet, which features various Berklee alumni. Visit


WesFest 7 Raises $25,000

Peter Gordon

WesFest 7, the seventh annual WesFest benefit concert, took place at the Roxy in Los Angeles on March 4. More than 300 attendees enjoyed a four-hour concert that was memorable not only for its energy but also for its record-breaking fundraising results.

Teodross Avery

Saxophonist Teodross Avery of Oakland, CA, and his group performed at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as well as at other international destinations. Visit


Dale W. Miller

Drummer Dale W. Miller of Ocean Township, NJ, and his indie pop band Palomar, released their latest album, Sense & Antisense. Miller endorses GMS, Paiste, and Evans products. Visit


David Hilton

Bassist David Hilton of Los Angeles, CA, is currently performing with the Jazz Martyrs. Visit


Metal Mike” Chlasciak

Guitarist “Metal Mike” Chlasciak of Wayne, NJ, has partnered with School of Rock to present the Mayhem in the Mountains metal summer camp in the Catskills. Additionally, Chlasciak has released the instructional volume Classic Metal Essentials. Visit


Chris Alpiar

Chris Alpiar of Atlanta, GA, is releasing several jazz albums this year, including the debut release from his jazz-Brazilian-Americana fusion band 800 Giants. Visit


Arthur Phillips

Best-selling author Arthur Phillips of Brooklyn, NY, released his latest book, The Tragedy of Arthur, in paperback. It was hailed by the New York Times and the New Yorker. Visit


Michael Weidenfeller

Michael Weidenfeller of Westport, MA, produced and is releasing the debut album by the Cha Cha Cha Allstars. His songs have been placed in The Shield, Beautiful People, and Next Stop Wonderland, and he has written soundtracks and jingles.


Jennifer Truesdale

Vocalist Jennifer Truesdale of Arlington, MA, wrote the book Get Paid to Sing: The Singer’s Guide to Making a Living Making Music, a career guide for singers. It is copublished with Jeff Muzzerole ’99. Visit