Sarah Gromko

Sarah Gromko of New Orleans, LA, is the program director for Sweet Home New Orleans, a nonprofit empowering local musicians. She is also a member of the Music & Culture Coalition of New Orleans. Visit

Scott Robinson

Saxophonist Scott Robinson of Teaneck, NJ, and his Bronze Nemesis project were featured in the June issue of Sci Fi magazine. He also completed Afar, a duo CD with Frank Kimbrough, and was an artist-in-residence at the Nürnberg Jazz Festival in Germany. Visit

Yukiko Fujii

Yukiko Fujii of Boston, MA, Satoru Nakagawa ’00, and Kosei Fukuyama ’07 make up the band Tokyo Tramps, and released their sixth original album, Rollin’ Rockland Blues Hour. Visit

Phil Yoon

Phil Yoon of Pyeongtaek-Kun, South Korea, had his album Reminiscences of Mom recognized in the 2012 Korean Best Jazz Album category byMMJAZZ magazine. He hosts a TV show called Phil Yoon’s Jazz Story.

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