Kelly Riley

Kelly Riley of Lynn, MA, released the new album County Line at a CD release party at Johnny D's in Somerville. Visit

Kevin Kastning

Guitarist Kevin Kastning of Groton, MA, released the instrumental CD Triptych with fellow guitarist Sándor Szab— and percussionist Balázs Major on the Greydisc label. Visit

Abraham Chachamovits

Abraham Chachamovits of São Paulo, Brazil, completed his first symphony, a 30-minute work for full orchestra. Visit

Michael Castaldo

In January, vocalist Michéal Castaldo of New York City released a classical-crossover album of Italian love songs titled Olive You. For more information, visit

Brad Madix

Brad Madix of Camp Connell, CA, received the 2011 Parnelli Award for front-of-house mixer for his work on the Rush Time Machine tour.

Gary D. Sproul

Gary D. Sproul of Oakland, CA, published his first novel, The Length of the Leash, in October 2011.

Derek Sherinian

Derek Sherinian of Burbank, CA, appeared on the covers of Keyboard, Muzikus, Músico Pro, and Keyboard Playermagazines last year. He also recently toured with Billy Idol. Visit

Michael Nickolas

Guitarist and composer Michael Nickolas of Marlborough, MA, has released the 2012 edition of the book The Independent Artists Guide to Pricing Music, which covers music in various types of media. Visit

Jody Espina

Jody Espina of Scarsdale, NY, and his company JodyJazz are releasing a new series of play-along CDs titled Tradin' with the Greats with artists George Garzone '72 and Kenny Werner '73. The company is also releasing a DVD featuring Garzone, Mike Stern '75, John Pattituci, and Kenwood Dennard '76. Visit

Peter Gregory

Drummer Peter Gregory of Denver, CO, founded Gregory Tech Drum Center, a teaching studio, in 2006. Formerly he taught at Juilliard School of music in New York, and Gregory has played with such artists as Richie Cole, Nelson Rangell, and Bo Diddley.