Berklee Oral History Project: Interviewees and Online Video Interviews

The Berklee Oral History Project is a Stan Getz Library-supported initiative to chronicle the rich and diverse history of Berklee and Boston music from those who have lived, shaped and defined it. Join liberal arts faculty and journalist Fred Bouchard as he interviews some of the greats.

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INTERVIEWEES (2005-2014)

Transcriptions available at Berklee’s Stan Getz Library; ongoing series continues.

KEY: [Berklee graduation (or attendance) year(s) or x / Berklee faculty years or x]; date(s) of interview.

Toshiko Akiyoshi, piano / composer / jazz orchestra leader [’56 / x], 9/29/07
Rich Appleman, bass chairman [’71 / ’72-2012], 5/17/12
Mae Arnette, Boston-based jazz and cabaret singer [x], 2/9/07
Larry Baione, guitar, chairman [’68 / ’74—], 11/7/12
John Bavicchi, composer, composition [x / ’60—; RIP 12/12], 10/2/09
Mili Bermejo, voice, composer, leader [x / ’82—], 3/7/08
Joanne Brackeen, piano, composer, leader [x / ’98—], 6/8/10
Whit Browne, [acoustic] bass [x / ’76—], 2/15/08

Gary Burton, vibes, faculty, dean [’61-2 / ’71-2004], 3/30/12
Matt “Sonny” Carrington, saxophones, educator [x / x], 10/12/11
Terri Lyne Carrington, drums, leader, producer [‘83/’06—], 7/27/11
Ted Casher, reeds [’61 / ’72-5], 1/5/07
Allan Chase, reeds/admin [x / ’81-90; ’08—], (9/25/09, 12/09/09)
Jon Damian, guitars [’74 / ’78—], 11/30/07
Beth Denisch, composer [x / 1999—] 1/13/11
Tom Everett, trombone, director Harvard U. Bands [x], 2/20/09

Christine Fawson, trumpet, voice [2003 / 2005—], 5/4/11
Dave Fiuczynski, guitars [’89 / ’95—], 10/31/08
Greg Fritze, tuba, composition chair [x / ’79—], 11/23/11
Ron Gill, singer, WGBH-FM radio host [x/x] 7/28/05
Matt Glaser, violinist, strings chairman [x / ’81—], 4/10/09
Bill Hanley, pioneer concert audio engineer [x / x], 3/29/13
Mark Harvey, trumpet / bandleader /composer-arranger, MIT faculty [x/x], 6/1/07

Roy Haynes, drummer / bandleader / Boston-born/int’l drum legend [x/x], 4/17/09
Greg Hopkins, trumpet / big-bandleader /composer-arranger [x / ’77—], 1/26/07
Joe Hunt, drums [x / ’71-’02], 5/18/07
Dick Johnson, clarinet, alto, tenor, leader [x / ’70-73; RIP 4/10], 6/30/05
Bertram Lehmann, drums, percussion [1989, ‘91-4 / ’96—], 2/13/13
Andrew List, composer [x / 1996—], 12/15/10
Charlie Mariano, alto/sop sax [’57 / ’60-66; RIP 7/09], 6/18/07 (Salisbury)
Jim McCoy, Director of Community Affairs [x / 2001-11], 12/13/11
Andy McGhee, tenor sax [x / ’66—], 6/10/05 [2DVD]
Lello Molinari, bass [’89 / ’97—], 2009
Larry Monroe, saxophone, administrator, int’l programs [’60 / ’68—] (6/8/07, 2/1/08)
Al Natale, trumpet, Local 9/535 vice-president [x / scholarship bequester], 2/5/2010
Wayne Naus, trumpet [‘76 / 1990-2010], 6/22/10
Toru ‘Tiger’ Okoshi, trumpet [’75 / ’84—], 11/26/08
Ted Pease, drums, composer, composition chair [’64 / ’62–‘05], 4/24/09
Marcello Pellitteri, drums, ensemble [’84 / ’86—], 12/5/08
Bob Petteruti, bass/educator/retailer [Schillinger House, 1945-7], 2/6/13
Bill Pierce, tenor/sop sax, reed chairman [’65 / ’75—], 2/16/07
Tom Plsek, trombone, composer, Brass Chairman [x / ’74—], 12/14/07

Herb Pomeroy, trumpet / bandleader /composer-arranger [‘51/1955-‘05; RIP], 8/25/05
Ken Pullig, trumpet, Jazz Composition Chair [’75 / ’75–2012], 11/19/10
Don Puluse, ex-Chair/Dean MPE [x / ‘83-‘01], (4/30/10, 5/23/12)
John Ramsay, drums, Percussion Chair [x / 1990—], 6/16/10
Ron Reid, steel drums, bass, composer [x / ’90—], 11/20/09
Wendy Rolfe, flautist [x / 1987—], 5/14/13
Marc Rossi, piano/composer [x / 1992—], 3/2/11
Ray Santisi, piano [’57 / ’60—], 6/23/05
Paul Schmeling, piano [x / ’61-‘06], 12/7/07

Maggi Scott, piano / voice [x / ’80—], 5/25/05
Daniel Ian Smith, reeds, composer, leader [x / 1987—], (11/26/12, 2/25/13)
Oscar Stagnaro, [electric] bass [x / ’88—], 2/8/08
Jeff Stout, trumpet [x/ ’78—], 6/13/11, 11/18/11
Stan Strickland, reeds, voice, actor, author [x / ’90—], 2/17/12
Fred Taylor, nightclub (Paul’s Mall, Scullers) & concert impresario [x], (8/17/10, 8/26/10)
Lisa Thorson, voice, [x / ’90—], 11/14/08
Richard Vacca, author, The Boston Jazz Chronicles, [x/x], 12/12/12!
Al Vega, piano, impresario, bandleader [’47 / ‘60s, RIP 12/2011], 5/19/05
John Weaver, trumpet [‘58/x, Herb Pomeroy’s 1960-61 Big Band], 5/9/08
Carolyn Wilkins, piano, percussion, author [x / ’80—], 12/19/11
Don Wilkins, film composer [’70 / ’78–2010], 6/17/09
Ed & Ruth Williams, audio engineer & photographer [x, donated CDs & photos], 8/20/08
Phil Wilson, trombone, bandleader [’58 / ’65–], 6/16/05
Bob Winter, piano [x / ’72—], 7/21/05

Panel Discussions:
Boston Beboppers (M. Arnette, H. Pomeroy, R. Santisi, Lennie Sogoloff), 10-31-2005
Jazz Clubs Then & Now (Rebecca Parris, Lennie Sogoloff, Fred Taylor) 10-19-2009

NOTE: In the 1990s, librarian / drummer Ralph Rosen conducted audio interviews with
saxophonist John LaPorta, pianist Dean Earle, and trombonist Phil Wilson.