Mare Wakefield

Mare Wakefield and pianist Nomad Ovunc, of Nashville, TN, released their Kickstarter-funded album Poet on the Moon, produced by Mitch Dane. Visit marewakefield.com.

Daniel Crider

Daniel Crider of Charleston, SC, played drums on the debut album In This Life by American Idol contestant Elise Testone. Additionally Crider’s band Dead 27 released Chase Your Devils Down. Visit elisetestone.com and dead27s.com

Kelly Bryand

Kelly Bryand of Machias, ME, opened a studio at the Maine Academy of Modern Music. Visit maineacademyofmodernmusic.org.

Jeff Gitelman and Yohei Nakamura

Guitarists Jeff Gitelman of Orange, CT, and Yohei Nakamura ’04 performed with Stevie Wonder at the NAACP Image Awards show.

Nikki DePasquale

Nikki DePasquale of Boston, MA, released the single “Here’s to Well-Kept Secrets” and an accompanying video from her upcoming album featuring Paul DePasquale ’04 and Aaron Damus.

Lady Bose

Lady Bose of Atlanta, GA, is a vocal coach and vocal producer for Patchwerk Recording Studios. She also works with the bands Forward Motion and Iconic Journey.

Marianne Solivan

Marianne Solivan of Brooklyn, NY, released the album Spark. Her band includes Xavier Davis, Matthew Parrish, and Gregory Hutchinson. Visit mariannesolivanjazz.com

Mark Kelley

Mark Kelley of Brooklyn, NY, released a collection of downloadable bass loops, available at thelooploft.com. Kelley is a member of the Roots, the house band for the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Cava Menzies

Cava Menzies '01

Cava Menzies '01

Pianist Cava Menzies of Oakland, CA, released the CD Moment to Moment, featuring trumpeter Nick Phillips.

Shawn Meehan

Shawn Meehan of West Roxbury, MA, was featured in the newsletter Not So Modern Drummer. Visit rhythmconsultant.com.

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