Ant Law

Ant Law of Edinburgh, Scotland, and his quintet received funding from the Jazz Services Recording Support Scheme to record their album Entanglement. Mel Bay Publications has released his book 3rd Millennium Guitar: An Introduction to Perfect 4th Tuning. Visit antlaw.co.uk

Brian J. Gardner

Brian J. Gardner of Little Elm, TX, and Cedric Moses are the rap/pop group the Anthm, and released the album Tear Me Down. They performed at the South by Southwest conference. Visit theanthm.com

Minna-Lisa Ferna

Vocalist Minna-Lisa Ferna of Västerås, Sweden, released the album Going Up, featuring Erik Lindeborg, Kristian Lind, and Ikiz. Visit minnalisa.com

Timothy Driscoll

Timothy Driscoll of Austin, TX, and his band Dead Earth Politics won an Austin music award as the best performing metal band for the second consecutive year. The group released the EP The Queen of Steel and performed at the recent South by Southwest conference. Visit deadearthpolitics.com.

Romain Collin

Romain Collin of Antibes, France, and his trio The North, released the album Slow Down (This Isn’t the Mainland), featuring Abe Lagrimas Jr. ’05 and Shawn Conley. Visit thenorthtrio.com. 

Roy Assaf

Roy Assaf   ’05Pianist Roy Assaf of New York, NY, recorded with David Sanborn and Marcus Miller. He also released Second Row Behind the Painter, featuring Jake Goldbas and Raviv Markovitz. Visit royassaf.com

Mare Wakefield

Mare Wakefield and pianist Nomad Ovunc, of Nashville, TN, released their Kickstarter-funded album Poet on the Moon, produced by Mitch Dane. Visit marewakefield.com.

Daniel Crider

Daniel Crider of Charleston, SC, played drums on the debut album In This Life by American Idol contestant Elise Testone. Additionally Crider’s band Dead 27 released Chase Your Devils Down. Visit elisetestone.com and dead27s.com

Kelly Bryand

Kelly Bryand of Machias, ME, opened a studio at the Maine Academy of Modern Music. Visit maineacademyofmodernmusic.org.

Jeff Gitelman and Yohei Nakamura

Guitarists Jeff Gitelman of Orange, CT, and Yohei Nakamura ’04 performed with Stevie Wonder at the NAACP Image Awards show.

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