Richard Lowell


Associate Professor of Jazz Composition Richard Lowell was the musical director and conductor for the newly released CD Common Thread featuring vocalist Amanda Carr and the Ken Hadley Big Band. Lowell also penned four arrangements for the disc.


Nando Michelin

Assistant Professor of Piano Nando Michelin released two CDs this fall: Reencontro and Entre Amigos.

David Thorne Scott & Christine Fawson

Associate Professor of Voice David Thorne Scott and Assistant Professor of Brass Christine Fawson played a series of concerts at Scullers Jazz Club, the Center for Arts in Natick, Ryles Jazz Club, Monument Music, and Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

Wayne Naus


For the third year in a row, Associate Professor of Harmony Wayne Naus performed the national anthem on trumpet for the November 12 Veterans' Day pre-game show at TD Banknorth Garden for the Boston Bruins game against the Florida Panthers.

Faculty Notes

Visiting Artist: Rhiannon

Visiting Artist Series: Interactive Improvisation with Rhiannon

A fabled underground figure in vocal jazz, Rhiannon turns improvisation into performance art...With a soft, supple voice and a range that climbs to the sky, she shows what heights jazz singing can reach when it combines disciplined musicianship, with utter fearlessness.
~ James Gavin, Time Out New York

Vocal Jazz Series Auditions

The Jazz Vocal Series is a Voice Department sponsored performance directed by local jazz legend and Berklee Voice Faculty member Maggie Scott. Auditions will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Sign ups for auditions will begin on Thursday, October 9 - on paper - posted near room 1140 3W. Sign-ups will end on Friday, October 17.

There are a very limited number of audition spots available. The performance will take place on Tuesday, November 4 in David Friend Recital Hall.

Casey Scheuerell: Step Up

Mary Hurley


A highly regarded drummer who played with Gino Vannelli, Chaka Khan, Jean-Luc Ponty, Robben Ford, and many others and enjoyed a successful studio career in Los Angeles, Professor Casey Scheuerell '74 is familiar with "the contract." His sense of obligation and commitment is part of what makes him such a respected percussion teacher at Berklee.

Coda: What's in a Name


Final Cadence


George R. Poor '46 of Marblehead, MA, died October 13, 2009, surrounded by his family. He was 93. A jazz trumpeter, he studied at Berklee and also earned degrees from Harvard University and Harvard Law School. Poor served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He spent his career playing professionally backing such jazz greats as Dave McKenna, Jimmy Rushing, Maxine Sullivan, Jack Teagarden, and others. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; his daughters Jean, Sally and Susan; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.