Amina Figarova

Pianist and composer Amina Figarova of New York City gave the U.S. premiere of her piece September Suite at the Metropolitan Room in New York City on September 11 in coordination with memorial events held around the city. Visit www.aminafigarova.com.

Ivan Bodley, James Dower, & Joe Goretti

Bassist Ivan Bodley of Brooklyn, NY, released his newest album Look at That Cookie. The album features James Dower '93 and Joe Goretti '00. Visit www.funkboy.net.

Bryan Beller

 

Bassist Bryan Beller of Nashville, TN, and his group the Aristocrats released their self-titled debut album. Visit www.the-aristocrats-band.com.

 

Christopher Sharkey

 

Bassist Christopher Sharkey of New Orleans, LA, performed at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with the Forever Blues band from Italy. Sharkey performed music from the film Forever Blues with internationally acclaimed director and actor Franco Nero and renowned Italian jazz guitarist Lino Patruno.

 

Veronica Petrucci

Vocalist Veronica Petrucci of Franklin, TN, and her label Latin Soul Entertainment entered into an exclusive joint venture deal with Lataillade Entertainment. The first project to come from this partnership will be Made It Out Alive, which will be distributed by Central South Distribution. Visit www.avoiceforwomen.com.

Matt Temple

Composer Matt Temple of Culver City, CA, released a self-titled album in the form of an app available for the Android and iTunes. The album can be found by searching for "Matt Temple" in the iTunes store.

Catherine King

Singer and songwriter Catherine King of South Dennis, MA, is preparing to record her first full-length album after a 20-year hiatus. The album will be recorded at 2 Dogs Studios in New Brunswick, Canada.

Shawn K. Clement

 

In June, composer Shawn K. Clement of Canyon County, CA, had his song "The Warrior's Hymn" sung by Jon Anderson (the lead singer for Yes) at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The song was part of an orchestral concert titled "A Tribute to the Wounded Warriors," an event that raised funds for wounded soldiers. Visit www.clemistry.com.

 

Dario Saraceno

 

Guitarist and songwriter Dario Saraceno of Wappingers Falls, NY, released his fourth album Tattooed Prophet with his band Dario & the Clear. The legendary rhythm section of Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta is also featured on the album.

 

Tamas Marius

Saxophonist Tamas Marius of Monterey, CA, released the CD Leavin' You with his band Blues at Eleven. The band recently won a Battle of the Bands contest that offered a spot at the 2011 Monterey Bay Blues Festival main stage as the grand prize, where the group performed on June 25. Visit www.bluesateleven.com.

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