Adonis Aletras

Guitarist and composer Adonis Aletras of Aglandjia, Cyprus, had music featured on television shows including Vice, America Now, Bring It, and others. 

Bonnie Sommerfeld

Former saxophonist Bonnie Sommerfeld of Fargo, ND, recovered from a spinal injury and has reemerged as a jazz vocalist. She is currently working on two recording projects and performs regularly with the band 42nd Street. Visit bonniesommerfeld.com

Kurt Rosenwinkel

Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel recently performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Rosenwinkel’s New Quartet featuring Kendrick Scott ’03 played at the Newport Jazz Festival. He also did a reunion tour with the band Human Feel. Caption: Kurt Rosenwinkel ’90

Heather Edwards

Pianist and songwriter Heather Edwards of New York City was recently recognized as a Top 10 act on Reverbnation. Visit heatheredwards.net

Author Chrissi Sepe

Author Chrissi Sepe of Staten Island, NY, released the e-book Iggy Gorgess, a novel set in Greenwich Village during the late 1980s. 

Dmitri Matheny

Flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny of Oakland, CA, released the live album Sagebrush Rebellion, featuring Matheny’s original jazz compositions and standards. Visit dmitrimatheny.com

Philippe Cornaz

Vibes player Philippe Cornaz of Grand-Lancy, Switzerland, released the album Slight Confusion 4tet, which is available through Amazon.

Ming Tsao

Contemporary classical composer Ming Tsao of Berkeley, CA, released the CD Pathology of Syntax on Mode Records.

Joe DelMerico

Joe DelMerico of Smyrna, TN, won a Midsouth Emmy award for composition in the Historic/Cultural Program category for the Nashville Public Television series Looking over Jordan. Visit themecast.com

Berklee City Music Network Conference: November 2-5 in L.A.

This year's Berklee City Music Network Conference will take place November 2-5, in Los Angeles, CA, and will be co-hosted by BCMN site A Place Called Home. Presenters and special guests include: Ron Weisner, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, Kenny Lattimore, Shoshana Bean, Libby Chiu, Tanya Hart, Petri Hawkins Byrd, Kevin Eubanks, Terri Lyne Carrington, Steve Bailey, and Tommy LiPuma.

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