Professor Bruce Gertz’s quintet featuring Jerry Bergonzi, Phil Grenadier, Gilson Schachnik, and Luther Gray, is featured on Gertz’s new album Eepin and Beepin. Gertz also on played Steve Hunt’s recording Sphere of Influence.
Professor Peter Cokkinias directs Berklee’s Musical Theater Orchestra, which performed five classic Broadway shows last summer. Cokkinias recently played with the touring companies of Kinky Boots, Beautiful, Cinderella, and Motown: The Musical.
Associate professor Tim Ray was a featured artist at the recent Brandeis University Improvisation Festival. Ray also appeared on the new recordings Imaginario (John Finbury), Motif (The Phil Woods / Greg Abate Quintet), and Scott Hamilton Plays Jules Styne.
Assistant professor Annette Philip completed two tours with award-winning Indian composer, A.R. Rahman, including an 18-city tour of North America, and a sold-out concert at the O2 Arena in London. Earlier this year, she completed a 16-city tour in Japan and China with the a cappella ensemble Women of the World. That group has released a new album titled Makana.