Mindi Abair

Saxophonist Mindi Abair of Hollywood, CA, released the album Wild Heart, featuring Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, Trombone Shorty, Waddy Wachtel, and others. Visit mindiabair.com

Nenyi Quaison-Sackey

Nenyi Quaison-Sackey of Oxnard, CA, and Bill Macpherson ’91 and their band Native Vibe released the album In the Land of Muses. Visit nativevibe.net

Juliana Hatfield

Juliana Hatfield of Cambridge, MA, and Matthew Caws formed the band Get There. They recently toured Europe and released the album Minor Alps and made a music video featuring actress French Julie Gayet.

John Baldwin

John Baldwin of Virginia Beach, VA, has performed at Busch Gardens (Williamsburg, VA) and led music at Renaissance Church (Virginia Beach). He acted in theatrical shows, and his music appeared on VH1’s Behind the Music. Baldwin has won the Gigmasters and ASCAPlus awards. Visit johnbaldwinmusic.com.

Stefan Veit

Stefan Veit ’88Stefan Veit of Filderstadt, Germany, released the book Honky Tonk Piano: Play Songs & Improvise!, featuring original compositions plus songs by Keith Emerson, Oscar Peterson, and Winifred Atwell. Visit jazzimprov.de.

Tom Chang

Tom Chang of Fort Lee, NJ, released the album Tongue & Groove, blending jazz, South Indian, and contemporary classical music.

Matt Kaslow

Matt Kaslow of Brooklyn, NY, performed several shows with vocalist Taylor Dayne.

Terje Gewelt

Bassist Terje Gewelt of Oslo, Norway, performed on the John Surman/Karin Krog CD Songs About This and That, which won the 2013 Norwegian Grammy for best Norwegian jazz Recording. Visit resonant-music.com.

Linda Lorence Critelli

Linda Lorence Critelli of Tenafly, NJ, is president of the New York chapter of the Recording Academy. She is the vice president of writer/publisher relations for the performing rights organization SESAC.

Tommy Smith

Tommy Smith of Larkhall, Scotland, heads the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, which released the album American Adventure. Smith produced and played on the album, featuring guitarist Mike Stern ’75.

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