Emil Viklicky

Pianist and composer Emil Viklicky of Prague, Czech Republic, received his country's Medal of Merit from President Vaclav Klaus. Viklicky also helped establish a jazz concert series at Prague Castle.

Mike Price

Trumpeter Mike Price released a new album of original material featuring a December performance by his jazz quintet at a CD release party in Japan. Visit www.mikepricejazz.com.

Gerry Beaudoin

Guitarist Gerry Beaudoin of Waltham, MA, and his group gave a clinic and concert at the North Shore Jazz Project in September 2011 to benefit jazz education in schools. Their new CD is titled The Return.

Frank Warren

In October 2011, Frank Warren of West Roxbury, MA, had his piano composition Sonatine performed at Harvard University and at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, NY, by pianist Michael L. Brofman.

Wayne Krantz

Guitarist Wayne Krantz of New York City has completed the album How the West Was Left on the Abstract Logix label. The recording features Vinnie Colaiuta '75, Tal Wilkenfeld, Keith Carlock, and others. Next summer and fall, he and his quartet will be on tour throughout Europe.

Larry Klug

Keyboardist Larry Klug of Burbank, CA, and his band ChromoSphere recently released their first self-titled CD.

Richard Niles

Richard Niles of London, England, has a new website that offers information on artist development, performance, composition, and record production as well as interviews with producers, composers, and artists. Visit www.nilescreativeworkshops.com.

Cathy Segal-Garcia

Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia of Granada Hills, CA, collaborated on a new CD with pianist Yoon Seung Cho '00. Segal-Garcia is a vocal instructor at California State University of Los Angeles and Occidental College and also leads the group Octet in Jazz Language. Visit www.cathysegalgarcia.com.

Vikki Wachtel

Vikki Wachtel of Flushing, NY, has launched a children's music website, www.vikiwakaisland.com. The music was produced with assistance from Robert Deitch '75 and Denise Deitch '74.

Randy Klein

In September 2011, the University of Kansas awarded Randy Klein of New York City the Simons Public Humanities Fellowship. It will include performances of his compositions and a documentary on Klein, and his residency will be recorded during his stay.

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