Tom Griesgraber

Guitarist Tom Griesgraber of Encinitas, CA, released Sketchbook, a solo CD of original compositions and unique takes on well-known pieces that goes from instrumental rock to jazz and classical music.

Sander Wolf

Sander Wolf of Plano, TX, founded and organized the DallasChocolate.org Chocolate Conference 2011. The event drew nationally recognized chocolatiers and chocolate makers for an educational conference celebrating the world's favorite candy.

Jim Oblon

 

Multi-instrumentalist Jim Oblon of Wallingford, CT, and his band Thin Veil have released the album One.

 

"Metal" Mike Chlasciak

Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak of Wayne, NJ, recently wrapped up the Metal Week Summer Camp at the School of Rock in Chatham, NJ. Chlasciak is also working on a solo album entitled The Metalworker and writes the monthly "Metal for Life" column for Guitar World magazine. Visitwww.metalmike.net.

Marika Tjelios

 

Composer Marika Tjelios of Los Angeles, CA, wrote the music for the award-winning documentary A Place to Live: The Story of Triangle Square. Tjelios also performs with the group Leda Atomica. Visitwww.marikatjelios.com.

 

Greg Manning

Pianist Greg Manning of Los Angeles, CA, performed on Terry Wollman's new album Buddha's Ear. He also played Fender Rhodes and organ on the new album by Keb Mo'.

Reg Bloor

Guitarist Reg Bloor of New York City released Euphobia. The album was released under the name The Paranoid Critical Revolution, Bloor's own project. Visit www.theparanoidcriticalrevolution.com.

Stephen Oremus

Musical director Stephen Oremus of New York City won a Tony Award, along with Larry Hochman, in the Best Orchestrations category for the show The Book of Mormon. The production won nine awards.

Jay Jennings

Sound designer Jay Jennings of Burbank, CA, did the sound for Captain America: The First Avenger. Jennings was the winner for the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, Cannes, and Clio awards for the DirecTV ads "Robots" and "Submarine." He is currently working on Total Recall, which is directed by Len Wiseman.

Amina Figarova

Pianist and composer Amina Figarova of New York City gave the U.S. premiere of her piece September Suite at the Metropolitan Room in New York City on September 11 in coordination with memorial events held around the city. Visit www.aminafigarova.com.

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