Les Harris

A $10,000 scholarship was established in honor of Les Harris of Newburyport, MA, at Newburyport High School. A plaque was installed in his honor, and a concert was performed featuring Harris, his son Les, Jr. ’83, and his granddaughter Aubrey. 

Tim Bedner

Tim Bedner of Orleans, Ontario, released his first CD as a leader, Of Light and Shadow. It was reviewed in JazzTimes and Something Else! Reviews. Visit www.timbedner.com

Peter Vantine

Peter Vantine of Middleton, MA, was commissioned by the Monadnock Chorus in New Hampshire to compose a work for chorus and chamber orchestra, which was performed in April. He is the pastor of music and administration at Middleton Congregational Church. Visit www.petervantine.com

Tom Stewart

Jazz guitarist Tom Stewart of Land O’ Lakes, FL, released his second CD, Flyer. Visit www.stewartjazz.com

Paul Rogalski

On June 9, Paul Rogalski of Longmont, CO, hosted the sixth annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam in Denver, CO, featuring Chuck Rainey, Doug Johns, and Quintin Berry. Rogalski is also the owner of Mojo’s Music Academy. Visit www.rockymountainbassslam.com

Paula Cole

Grammy winner Paula Cole of Beverly, MA, released her first independent CD, Raven, on her own label 675 Records. Visit www.paulacole.com

Kate Nash at the Red Room November 8 at 3:30 p.m.

The Red Room at Cafe 939 is hosting an episode of the "Boston Sessions", a radio program produced by Berklee faculty member Ralph Jaccodine, and broadcast on WERS. The program is hosted by longtime Boston music journalist Jim Sullivan. This week's guest is UK-based singer-songwriter Kate Nash, who is appearing that night at the House of Blues.

Kevin Crosby

Bassist Kevin Crosby of Shoreline, WA, plays with PoJama People, a Frank Zappa tribute band featuring Ike Willis. They will appear at the Zappanale Festival in Germany in August.

Lance McCollum

Tenor saxophonist Lance McCollum of Austin, TX, played with the ACC Jazz Ensemble at the Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., in January.