Edward Shearer of Brighton and Hove, England, made his debut as the producer, arranger, and mix engineer for Mvula Mandondo’s Ambush. He played a variety of instruments on the album. Visit www.mvulamandondo.com.
Yotam Rosenbaum of Los Angeles, CA, cofounded Earbits, a streaming-music service focusing on independent artists. Its roster includes more than 11,000 artists, including Berklee alumni. Visit www.earbits.com.
Guitarist Andy Bianco of Brooklyn, NY, performed at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club with Nickel and Dime OPS. The band has a weekly residency at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club in Manhattan and released a new album this summer. Visit www.andybiancomusic.com.
Karin Ryan of Atlanta, GA, was named as the director of the Carter Center for Human Rights. Ryan works directly with former President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter helping victims of human rights abuse.