Composer Ayala Asherov of Charleston, SC, completed her second score for a televised documentary as part of the Carolina Stories series on SCE-TV. She also released a new CD on Navona Records. Visit www.ayalaasherov.com.
Mark Jackson of Los Angeles, CA, has been writing and producing for Universal/Motown artists Forever the Sickest Kids, and Brazilian pop star Wanessa. He also worked with Metro Station frontman Trace Cyrus on the theme song for Adidas's NEO clothing ad campaign. Visit www.mjandirok.com.
Stefan Held of Brooklyn, NY, is the owner and head producer for StevenHeroProductions LLC in New York. The company offers composition, recording, mixing, and mastering services. Visit www.stevenheroproductions.com.
Jon Dowling of Redondo Beach, CA, is releasing his fourth CD, Long Days, Long Nights, this spring. It features production by Warren Huart, John Degrazio, and Shele Sondheim '80 and guest musicians Will Lee and Lee Sklar. Visit www.jondowling.com.
Elisabeth Withers-Mendes of New York City was the featured vocalist at the Christmas Jazz Barbados event at the Plantation Theatre in Barbados. Arturo Tappin'88 was also featured. For more information, visit www.christmasjazzbarbados.com.