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.
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.
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.