Chihiro Yamanaka

Chihiro Yamanaka of Cambridge, MA, released the CDs Reminiscence, Because, and After Hours 2, plus the DVD Live in New York. She recently toured Europe and Asia.

D.W. Keating

D.W. Keating of Rancho Cordova, CA, is a freelance recording artist, trumpeter, and teacher, and owns Bad Dog Live. He works with groups including the Touch of Magic-Motown Tribute, Citrus Heights Community Marching Band, Capitol Pops Concert Band, and the Jim Ott Brass Ensemble. Visit

Antonio Sanchez

Drummer Antonio Sanchez of Jackson Heights, NY, and his band Migration showcased their album New Life, with a CD release event at the Jazz Standard in New York.

Seung-Hee Han

Jazz vocalist Seung-Hee Han of Brooklyn, NY, released the album Sketches on the Sky. Visit

Pedro Brito

Pedro Brito of Caracas, Venezuela, was involved in the Ocumare del Tuy Edo Araguain, a Venezuelan jazz festival in August. 

Sharon Farber

Sharon Farber of Granada Hills, CA, won the Women’s International in Film & TV Showcase Visionary Award in Music. She has scored To Die for Our Country, The Dove Flyer, and Honor Diaries. Her string quartet premiered in May, and her piece “Translucent Rocks” will be performed next January. Visit

Kevin Barbour

Kevin Barbour of Nashua, NH, composed, performed, and produced the music for his album 3. Visit

Myles Brown

Guitarist and composer Myles Brown of Lilburn, GA, recorded the albums Creature Comforts (with the Soundmen) and his own jazz album Jazz Beats & Dope Melodies. He is also working on symphonic music. Visit

Ryan Shore

Ryan Shore of Burbank, CA, scored the films Mindless Behavior: All Around the WorldDrew: The Man Behind the Poster, and Monster Roll. Shore also scored the pilot of an upcoming Walt Disney series and the video game Spy Hunter.

Manfred Junker

Manfred Junker of Konstanz, Germany, released Manfred Junker´s Journey Within: Celebrating Bill Evans, his 10th recording as a leader. It features Barbara Balzan, Arne Huber, and Matthias Daneck. Visit