Daniel Thieme

Bassist and composer Daniel Thieme of Hamburg, Germany, released an unusual album titled Morphosis. The concept album features 10 pieces blended together to create a story. Listeners will detect influences of Arabian, African, and impressionist music as well as funk and r&b. Visit www.danielthieme.de.

Peter Nabut

Engineer and songwriter Peter Nabut of Southampton, MA, works with Klondike Sound and the Iron Horse Entertainment Group and leads the audio program at Springfield Technical Community College. He also leads the bluegrass ensemble barnRocket. Nabut was also a finalist in the Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival 2011 Songwriters Competition and performed at the festival in East Hartford, CT.


Matt Cahoon


Multi-instrumentalist Matt Cahoon of Mill River, MA, released his fifth album, Phoenix, with his electro-pop project Everpresent. The album features Victoria Mierlak '03, Alexandra Yeshiva Velez '04,Kellee Webb '02, Steve Catizone '94, James Willetts '00, and Kenny Pappaconstantinou '05. Visitwww.myspace.com/everpresent.


Diego Scliar


Drummer Diego Scliar of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, performed on national broadcast television in Brazil on the Programa do Jô with dancer John Gaucho, percussionist Arthur Lipner, and bassist Ney Conceição. Scliar is currently performing, producing, and teaching in Rio de Janeiro. Visit www.scliar.com.


Bob Reynolds


Saxophonist Bob Reynolds of Los Angeles, CA, released the new album A Live Life in August. Visit www.bobreynoldsmusic.com.


Eric Harper

Composer Eric Harper of Pasadena, CA, recently finished cowriting the music for the film Inseparable starring Kevin Spacey. Harper is also working on a new album that's due out later this year. Visitwww.ericharpermusic.com.

Michael Ward-Bergman


Composer and accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman was commissioned to write the piece Damagomi for the famed Silk Road Ensemble, led by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The group worked on the piece with Ward-Bergeman during a weeklong residency at Harvard University in September. Visit www.mjwb.co.uk.


Oscar Penas

Guitarist and composer Oscar Peñas of Brooklyn, NY, released his third album as a leader on the artist-run label BJUR. The CD, entitled From Now On, features Dan Blake on saxophone, Richie Barshay on drums, and Moto Fukushima on electric bass. Special guests on the album include Gil Goldstein '71 and Franco Pinna.

Lupa Santiago

Guitarist Lupa Santiago of São Paulo, Brazil, recently released two new albums Sexteto: Lupa Santiago and Regra de Três. Santiago has also released three new books: Modern Improvisation, New Dictionary of Chords and Voice Leading, and Play Along: Odd Meters in Brazilian Music. Santiago is also the vice director of Souza Lima, a Berklee International Network school in Brazil. Visit www.lupasantiago.com.

Brooke Fox


Vocalist and composer Brooke Fox of Brooklyn, NY, spent the summer performing in various venues. Notably she performed at the 20th anniversary celebration of Youth Leadership Foundation, a program for youth with disabilities. Visit www.brookefox.com.