Ivan Bodley

Bassist Ivan Bodley of Brooklyn, NY, made his Carnegie Hall debut backing comedian Stephen Lynch in October 2009. His CD Pigs Feet & Potted Meat airs on more than 70 stations nationally. Visit www.funkboy.net.

 

SCott Motyka

Guitarist Scott Motyka of Douglas, MA, released his self-produced solo album Cut. . . . from Within. Visit www.scottmotyka.com.

Michele Caniato

Composer and arranger Michele Caniato of Watertown, MA, published the book The Jazz Ensemble Companion: A Guide to Outstanding Big Band Arrangements Selected by Some of the Foremost Jazz Educators. He is an associate professor of music at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts. Visit www.michelecaniato.com.

Ken Berman

Pianist and composer Ken Berman of San Francisco, CA, released Looking Forward, his third CD of original music featuring bassist Kai Eckhardt '87 and drummer Akira Tana '77. Visit www.kenbermanmusic.com.

Ilene Altman

Children's music artist Ilene Altman of Gloucester, MA, and singer/songwriter Tamara Hey '91 of New York City released the CD Sharing the Same Stars by Leeny and Tamara. Visit www.leenyandtamara.com.

Mindi Abair

Saxophonist Mindi Abair of Los Angeles, CA, has released the songbook The Mindi Abair Collection with Hal Leonard Publishing and performed in Japan with Shelia E., Kat Dyson, and Rhonda Smith. Visit www.mindiabair.com.

Jeff Ramsey

 

Vocalist Jeff Ramsey of Roxbury, MA, released his debut CD, My Best. Visit www.jefframseymusic.com.

 

Gernot Wolfgang

 

Composer Gernot Wolfgang of Los Angeles, CA, presented his original chamber work "Three Short Stories" for clarinet and bassoon at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He also staged the West Coast premiere of "New York Moments" for oboe, clarinet, cello, and piano at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Northridge. Visit http://gernotwolfgang.com.

Paul Hager

 

Paul Hager of North Hollywood, CA, has done front-of-house sound for Miley Cyrus and the Goo Goo Dolls tours. He has recorded and mixed music for such artists as the Jonas Brothers, Devo, and others.

Felix Knusel

Drummer Felix Knüsel of Switzerland, saxophonist Markus Hauser '93, and bassist Stephan Athanas '94 released their third record, Timelines and Cycles. Visit www.felixknuesel.ch.

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