Frank Macchia

Saxophonist and composer Frank Macchia of Burbank, CA, arranged and produced his band Swamp Thang's new self-titled album. Other alumni in the band include Eric Jensen '79 and Tom Lockett '80. Visit www.frankmacchia.net.

Win Bent

Win Bent of Austin, TX, recorded a new album of ambient instrumental music, which is titled Wet Weather Creek. It is available at iTunes and Amazon.

Gail Jhonson

Gail Jhonson of Van Nuys, CA, released her fourth CD, Her Story. Visit www.gailjhonson.com.

Dominique Eade

Vocalist Dominique Eade released her sixth CD, Whirlpool, a duo album featuring pianist Ran Blake. For more information, visit www.dominiqueeade.com.

Emil Viklicky

Pianist and composer Emil Viklicky of Prague, Czech Republic, received his country's Medal of Merit from President Vaclav Klaus. Viklicky also helped establish a jazz concert series at Prague Castle.

Mike Price

Trumpeter Mike Price released a new album of original material featuring a December performance by his jazz quintet at a CD release party in Japan. Visit www.mikepricejazz.com.

Gerry Beaudoin

Guitarist Gerry Beaudoin of Waltham, MA, and his group gave a clinic and concert at the North Shore Jazz Project in September 2011 to benefit jazz education in schools. Their new CD is titled The Return.

Frank Warren

In October 2011, Frank Warren of West Roxbury, MA, had his piano composition Sonatine performed at Harvard University and at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, NY, by pianist Michael L. Brofman.

Wayne Krantz

Guitarist Wayne Krantz of New York City has completed the album How the West Was Left on the Abstract Logix label. The recording features Vinnie Colaiuta '75, Tal Wilkenfeld, Keith Carlock, and others. Next summer and fall, he and his quartet will be on tour throughout Europe.

Larry Klug

Keyboardist Larry Klug of Burbank, CA, and his band ChromoSphere recently released their first self-titled CD.

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