Wayne Potash


Singer/songwriter Wayne Potash of Easton, MA, released the CD A Day in the Life, a mini-opera of 24 original songs for children. Guest musicians include Don Heord, Tad Hitchcock, Len Rabinowitz, and Valerie Walton. Visit www.waynepotash.com.

Lulu Martin

Keyboardist Lulu Martin of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was featured on the posthumous release O Rio e o Mar by the late Marcio Montarroyos '72 and on Groove by drummer Alfredo Dias Gomes. Visitwww.myspace.com/lulumartindobrasil.

Emil Viklicky

Emil Viklicky of Prague, Czech Republic, released Sinfonietta-The Janacek of Jazz on Venus Records in Japan. The CD features bassist George Mraz and drummer Lewis Nash. Visit www.viklicky.com.

Ken Field


Saxophonist and composer Ken Field of Cambridge, MA, screened his film Twist of Fate, a collaboration with his wife, animator Karen Aqua, in Boston and at film and animation festivals in Denver, Telluride, and Ottawa. His score for the dance piece Double Exposure was performed with Bridgman/Packer Dance at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City in March. Visit http://kenfield.org.


Gerry Beaudoin


Jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin of Waltham, MA, released three CDs: The Complete Gerry Beaudoin, The Best of The Gerry Beaudoin Trio, and The Gerry Beaudoin-Rich Lataille Quintet. His jazz guitar group New Guitar Summit release Shivers was listed on the 2009 Grammy Awards ballot. Visit www.francescarecords.com.


Frank E. Warren

Composer Frank E. Warren of West Roxbury, MA, premiered his award-winning song cycle "Chicago Poems" on a text by Carl Sandburg in November in New York City with vocalist Emily Howard and pianist Beth Levin. Visit http://few-music.com.

Richard Niles

Richard Niles of London, England, has been commissioned by the BBC to do a six-part music documentary series What Is Performance? and the series The Other Side of Me, which will cover famous actors who are also musicians. And publisher Hal Leonard has released Niles's book The Pat Metheny Interviews.

Jack Evans

Jack Evans of Katonah, NY, and his group Reverend Zen received their third consecutive ASCAP Plus Award. Visit www.reverendzenmusic.com.

Roger Friedman


Pianist Roger Friedman of Westlake, OH, released Going My Way, a new CD with his trio Lot2Learn. His jazz piano channel on YouTube has approached 1 million views. Visit www.lot2learn.com.