Composer Jason Eckardt of Kerhonkson, NY, was commissioned by violinist Miranda Cuckson to write a work for her album with pianist Blair McMillen. Eckardt is an associate professor of composition at City University of New York. Visit mirandacuckson.com.
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 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 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.