Yoko Miwa

In November 2011, Assistant Professor of Piano Yoko Miwa released her fifth CD, Live at Scullers Jazz Club. Miwa also performed with her trio in the Coca-Cola Generations Jazz Festival at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York City for a special edition of Marian McPartland's NPR show "Piano Jazz." Pianists Kenny Barron, Mulgrew Miller, Bill Charlap, and McPartland were also featured.

Jerry Leake

Associate Professor of Percussion Jerry Leake has released the CDs Cubist Live, which features Berklee faculty members Randy Roos, Steve Hunt, Brad Hatfield, and Stan Strickland. The second disc, Mobeus, features Rakalam Bob Moses. Also, Leake recently gave a presentation at the TEDx seminar in Cambridge.

Mitch Seidman

Professor of Ear Training Mitch Seidman produced I'm Having A Good Time, a CD by the late jazz guitarist Jack Fragomeni on Kyran music. Seidman also wrote the album's liner notes.

Wendy Rolfe

In the summer of 2011, Woodwind Professor Wendy Rolfe performed at international flute festivals in Lima, Peru, and in Quito, Ecuador, and at the U.S. National Flute Association convention. She recently recorded with or performed with Boston Baroque, the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, and the Simon Sinfonietta. She presented a recital and master classes at Louisiana State University and participated in a 90th birthday tribute concert at Oberlin College's Conservatory of Music for her former flute professor Robert Willoughby.

Pat Pattison

Professor Pat Pattison wrote the book Songwriting without Boundaries: Lyric Writing Exercises for Finding Your Voice. Published by Writer's Digest, the book has been charting on Amazon.com.

Barbara LaFitte

Professor of Woodwinds Barbara LaFitte is principal oboist for the Boston Ballet Orchestra, and played in 11 performances of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet and in 23 performances of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. LaFitte also performed with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for 19 holiday concerts.

Bob Kaufman

Professor of Percussion Bob Kaufman leads the Bob Kaufman Six-Tet featuring Lomar Brown (alto sax), Doug Johnson (piano), Greg Feingold (bass) and trumpeters Phil Grenadier and Keaon Brown.

Hey Rim Jeon

Assistant Professor of Piano Hey Rim Jeon will release the album Introducing Hey Rim Jeon in February. It will be distributed by Sony/Red, and features Jeon (piano), Professor Terri Lyne Carrington (drums), Dave Liebman (saxophones), Richie Barshay (percussion), and James Genus (bass). A CD release event at Birdland in New York City is planned for March 29.


Fernando Huergo

Associate Professor Fernando Huergo released a new album titled Suite en celeste y blanco. The recording was made in Paris with a grant from Chamber Music America and the French American Cultural Exchange. The 50-minute suite blends Argentinean folkloric styles, tango, and jazz, and the piece features Yulia Musayelyan, Javier Girotto '91, Pierre de Bethmann '91, and Minino Garay.


Ben Houge

In October 2011, Assistant Professor of Film Scoring Ben Houge did a sound installation at the Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media. He is currently an artist in residence at MIT working with the Responsiveness Environments Group at the Media Lab on sonification for real-time sensor networks.