Stefan Held

Stefan Held of Brooklyn, NY, and his company Steven Hero Productions LLC released the single “We Are the Ones” featuring singer and actor Tituss Burgess.


Johanna Grussner

Vocalist Johanna Grussner of Stockholm, Sweden, released Come Rain or Come Shine, a CD featuring a program of jazz and Latin standards. Fredrik Gille ’95 played percussion on the disc. Visit


Julian Graciano

Guitarist Julian Graciano of Buenos Aires, Argentina, played with jazz pianist Harry Waters, the son of former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters.


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