Angela Johnson-Swan

Angela Johnson-Swan of Montreal, Quebec, was hired as the guitarist for Cirque du Soleil’s production Amaluna. The group began a Canadian tour on April 19 and will tour the United States in 2013.

 

Patrick Dugan

Guitarist Patrick Dugan of Naperville, IL, released his second album, Strategy, with his band Harlan Flo. He also produced the children’s music album Come Swim with Me by Amy Peters. Visit www.harlanflo.com.

 

Romain Collin

Jazz pianist Romain Collin of New York City released The Calling with Kendrick Scott ’03 on drums and Luques Curtis ’04 on bass. Visit www.romaincollin.com.

 

Lydia Veilleux

Fiddler Lydia Veilleux of Los Angeles, CA, and the Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band won the California Bluegrass Association’s Great 48 Hour Showcase Showdown in Bakersfield, CA. The group, which includes Devitt Feeley ’84 and Craig Ferguson ’05, will play at the 2012 Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass City, CA. Visit www.rockyneckbluegrass.com.

 

Maya Ayam Rogers

Maya Ayam Rogers of Berrien Center, MI, is leading the Modern Folk Project to interview and collaborate with local musicians in 12 American cities. Visit www.modernfolkproject.com.

Joshua J. Johnson

Joshua J. Johnson of New Orleans, LA, has been working with Grammy Award–winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard as a tour manager.

 

Ryan Almario

Ryan Almario of Roswell, GA, produced and engineered Asha Lightbearer’s debut album, Move Ahead: The Ascension Album. Visit www.ryanalmario.com.

 

Jeff Sassaman

Bassist Jeff Sassaman of Hoboken, NJ, is playing with the New York Symphony and completed a 12-city tour of China with the orchestra.

 

Luis Javier Santiago

In November 2011, Luis Javier Santiago of Yauco, Puerto Rico, earned his master’s degree in song- writing from Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom. With his wife, choreographer Nadine Martinez, he has created works that will be pre- sented in dance festivals in New York and Mexico.

 

Nathalia Palis

Nathalia Palis of Stevenson Ranch, CA, recently completed a Kickstarter campaign to produce her first bilingual album titled From Here to There.

 

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