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.

Carl Clements

Saxophonist Carl Clements of Amherst, MA, received his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology in September 2010 from the Graduate Center, CUNY. His dissertation is entitled Pannalal Ghosh and the Bansuri in the Twentieth Century. Clements recently returned from a tour in Europe and is a current faculty member at Columbia University. Visit www.carlclements.com.

Kelly Riley

Singer and songwriter Kelly Riley of Lynn, MA, was invited to perform her song "Babe in Arms" as part of the Massachusetts Country Music Association Awards ceremony in Randolph, MA. Visit www.kellyriley.net.

Jose Gonzalez

Songwriter, engineer, and producer Jose Gonzalez of Weston, FL, received a Latin Grammy for his participation as an engineer on the latest Ilan Chester album Treasures of Venezuelan Music. Gonzalez is also the owner of Bright Notes Publishing & Productions

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