Kyle Crane

Drummer Kyle Crane of Orange, CA, is playing with the band Everest (on ATO Records) and opens for Neil Young on his fall tour. He also played on the album First Impressions with Kanye West. Crane leads the band Montë Mar. 

Keppie Coutts

Keppie Coutts of Los Angeles, CA, released the EP MACHIN(e). Her music was featured on the television show Hawaii Five-O, and she toured Europe in August. Visit www.keppiecoutts.com. 

Trevor Bresaw

Trevor Bresaw of Santa Monica, CA, is the senior audio designer for Activision’s central audio department. He has worked on the games Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, and Skylanders and, with Hans Zimmer, as the score supervisor for Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure. 

Chris Vuk

In April, Chris Vuk of Cambridge, MA, and the Boston String Quartet performed with a 100-piece orchestra in Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory. The group recorded on Dave Brubeck’s latest CD and participated in a documentary for PBS. Visit www.bostonstringquartet.com. 

Eli Logothetis

Drummer Eli Logothetis of New York City performed with Ryan Star on August 14 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Claude Diallo

In June, Claude Diallo of Long Island City, NY, and his band Claude Diallo Situation, won the Swiss “Kind of Jazz” Award. The group was booked to play at the Kaufleuten club in Zurich, Switzerland. Visit www.claudediallo.com. 

Jon Aanestad

Last fall, Jon Aanestad of Cambridge, MA, played violin at the Country Music Awards in Nashville, TN. He also performed with Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, and Vince Gill for a Glen Campbell tribute show.

 

Krysta Youngs

Krysta Youngs of Allston, MA, released her new CD, Stories, in May. Proceeds from her CD release show went to Project Smile, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children.

Linda Little

Linda Little of Colchester, VT, was named managing director of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, VT.

Brandea Turner

In May, Brandea Turner of Chicago, IL, received a master’s degree in arts management from Columbia College in Chicago. 

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