Bart Migal

Bart Migal of Astoria, NY, recorded and mixed Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: New Broadway Cast Album (Cast Recording) and Sweet Little Devil, both released on PS Classics. Visit www.bartmigal.com. 

Mark Joggerst

Mark Joggerst of Schutterwald, Germany, co-wrote the music for the film Rising above the Blues, about the life of Jimmy Scott. The film also features Joe Pesci, Quincy Jones, James Moody, and many others. Visit www.risingabovetheblues.com. 

Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bashi of Bayonne, NJ, is touring with Of Montreal and Deerfoot. He was recently profiled on NPR’s Weekend Edition and Tiny Desk Concerts series.

 

Brendan Burns

Brendan Burns of Cambridge, MA, released TIMESTAMP, which was recorded live at the Somerville Theatre and features Valerie Thompson ’02, Derek Von Wormer, and Jordan Ross ’12. There will be a documentary and CD release event later this fall. Visit www.brendanburns.com. 

Douglas Wynne

Douglas Wynne of Salisbury, MA, wrote the novel The Devil of Echo Lake. It won first place in a national horror-fiction contest and will be released in October. Visit www.dougwynne.com. 

Geoff Zanelli

Composer Geoff Zanelli of Woodland Hills, CA, composed the music for  the Disney film The Odd Life of Timothy Green, directed by Peter Hedges. Visit www.geoffzanelli.com.

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson of Los Angeles, CA, finished production on Cheryl Cole’s single “Make You Go.” He also wrote and produced the final song for the movie Step Up Revolution. Visit www.mjandirok.com. 

Giacomo Biondi Morra

Giacomo Biondi Morra of Etoy, Switzerland, released the album Made of Stars. Visit www.sonyc-byo-hazard.com. 

Dr. Johannes Wallman

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. 

Frank Herzberg

Bassist Frank Herzberg of São Paulo, Brazil, won a jazz radio promotion contest sponsored by AirPlay Direct for his trio’s CD Handmade

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