In June, the city of Boston named Cliff Tetle of Milton, MA, educator of the year at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. He also received Parents Choice Awards for his CDs The Kid from Outer Space, Does It Hurt To Say Hello?, and All About School.
Roger Baker of Albuquerque, NM, won best recording engineer at the New Mexico Music Awards for his work with Siyeric. He performs with his wife, Rita Newport, and at Eagle Rock Studios in Albuquerque. His photographs of musical instruments are displayed at Wild about Music in Austin, TX. Visit www.imageinations.com.
Saxophonist Gary Anderson relocated to Las Vegas, NV, after 35 years as an arranger in New York working for Charles Gross, Marvin Hamlisch, ABC News, CNN, and Paramount Films. He performs with Jimmy Wilkins’s New Life Orchestra and his own ensemble, the suMMIt. Visit www.musiccomposer.us
Trumpeter Mike Price of Tokyo, Japan, released the CD Presenting the Mike Price Jazz Quintet. Formerly the first trumpet for Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich, he continues to perform and compose, leading his quintet and a big band in Tokyo. Visit www.mikepricejazz.com.
Trumpeter Tony Scodwell of Las Vegas, NV, has been named as a 2013 artist in residence at Beloit College in Wisconsin. He will lecture on the physics of trumpet making, the psychology of music performance, and his photography career.
Jazz trumpeter and composer Dusko Goykovic of Munich, Germany, has released 20 albums as a leader and worked with Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, and others. He performs with his own ensembles and as a soloist with various big bands.
The life and times of the late Jake Hanna are chronicled in the new biography Jake Hanna: The Rhythm and Wit of a Swinging Jazz Drummer. The book was written by his niece, Maria Judge, and published by Meredith Music Publications. Visit www.jakehannablog.blogspot.com.