Dr. Johannes Wallman of Madison, WI, is the director of jazz studies of the School of Music at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He will hold the John and Carolyn Peterson Chair in Jazz Studies. Visit www.johanneswallman.com.
Igor Gerzina of Zagreb, Croatia, released the album Metropolis, featuring Sergio Bellotti ’99 on drums. It has received positive reviews and was an album of the week on the jazz website the Smooth Jazz Ride. Visit www.igorgerzina.com.
Guitarist Paul Salves of New York City has been curating Songwriters from Hell, a series featuring Lady Gaga, Alan Merrill, and others. He’s currently touring with the 1960s group the Left Banke, which is opening for the Zombies.