LA Times - Review: Edgy jazz crosses over to classical, or is it the other way around?
READ: UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music studio faculty Boris Allakhverdyan, Denis Bouriakov, Chris Hanulik and Joshua Ranz appeared as part of an L.A. Phil Green Umbrella program at Walt Disney Concert Hall, curated by Herbie Hancock, a UCLA professor since 2013 and the L.A. Phil's creative chair for jazz. The program also featured alumnus and lecturer Hitomi Oba’s chamber work “Aina.” 
Department of Music Welcomes Four Exceptional Studio Faculty
Joining us in Fall 2018: violist Che-Yen Chen, professor of viola, and new lecturers Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinet of the LA Phil; Georgy Goodall, principal timpanist for the LA Opera Orchestra; and Joshua Ranz, principal clarinet of the LA Chamber Orchestra.