Jake Hetzog


Guitarist Jake Hertzog of Brooklyn, NY, released Evolution on Buckyball Music. The CD release party was held at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.


Veronica Hernandez


Singer and songwriter Verónica Hernandez, from South Dennis, MA, performs as Veronica Isabel. She recently released her first album No More Victoria. Visit www.veronicaisabel.com.

Chris Vasquez


Guitarist Chris Vazquez of Los Angeles, CA, recently became the guitarist for Kylee, a Japanese pop star on the Sony Japan label. Vazquez also began working with Grammy-nominated artist N'dambi, and his rock band Los Einstein was offered a record deal. Visitwww.chrisvazquez.net.


Will Snyder

Guitarist Will Snyder of Lake Grove, NY, and Casselberry, FL, and his band One31 won Orlando's Next Big Thing competition in July 23. The band released their self-titled album this summer and Snyder and produced the group's YouTube video. Visit www.one31music.com.

Adam Shenk

Songwriter Adam Shenk of New York City recently had his song "Warning Shot" featured on MTV's Real World: Las Vegas. Shenk has also received several instrumental placements on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Visit www.adamshenk.com.

Ana Lisa Portillo

Ana Lisa Portillo of Boston codirects and performs on vihuela and vocals with Mariachi Palenque, which was awarded Boston's Best Mariachi 2011 award by El Planeta, the largest Spanish-language publication in Massachusetts. Previously, Portillo performed with La Tuza, a 2010 nominee for Boston's Best World Music.

Daniel Ori

Bassist and composer Daniel Ori of New York City is working on his second album, Emuna, due out at the end of the year. The album features Mark Turner '90, Ziv Ravitz '04, Oz Noy, and Sam Barsh. Ori has also released an app entitled Classical Melody Book through the iTunes store. Visitwww.themelodybook.com.

Ian Flores-Dozol


Arranger Ian Flores-Dozol of Benito Juárez, Mexico, wrote the arrangement for the MTV Unplugged album for Mexican multi-Grammy Award winner Zoé. The album was released in February and achieved double-platinum status in August.


Ben Azar

Guitarist Ben Azar of Israel has released his debut album, Organized Memories, on Greg Osby's label Inner Circle Music. The album was recorded by Michael Perez-Cisneros and features Ziv Ravitz '04,Daniel Ori '07, Nir Naaman '05, and Ronen Itzik '03. The recording has received airplay on various radio stations. Visit www.benazar.com.