Emil Viklicky

Emil Viklicky of Prague, Czech Republic, released Sinfonietta-The Janacek of Jazz on Venus Records in Japan. The CD features bassist George Mraz and drummer Lewis Nash. Visit www.viklicky.com.

Ken Field

 

Saxophonist and composer Ken Field of Cambridge, MA, screened his film Twist of Fate, a collaboration with his wife, animator Karen Aqua, in Boston and at film and animation festivals in Denver, Telluride, and Ottawa. His score for the dance piece Double Exposure was performed with Bridgman/Packer Dance at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City in March. Visit http://kenfield.org.

 

Gerry Beaudoin

 

Jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin of Waltham, MA, released three CDs: The Complete Gerry Beaudoin, The Best of The Gerry Beaudoin Trio, and The Gerry Beaudoin-Rich Lataille Quintet. His jazz guitar group New Guitar Summit release Shivers was listed on the 2009 Grammy Awards ballot. Visit www.francescarecords.com.

 

Frank E. Warren

Composer Frank E. Warren of West Roxbury, MA, premiered his award-winning song cycle "Chicago Poems" on a text by Carl Sandburg in November in New York City with vocalist Emily Howard and pianist Beth Levin. Visit http://few-music.com.

Richard Niles

Richard Niles of London, England, has been commissioned by the BBC to do a six-part music documentary series What Is Performance? and the series The Other Side of Me, which will cover famous actors who are also musicians. And publisher Hal Leonard has released Niles's book The Pat Metheny Interviews.

Jack Evans

Jack Evans of Katonah, NY, and his group Reverend Zen received their third consecutive ASCAP Plus Award. Visit www.reverendzenmusic.com.

Roger Friedman

 

Pianist Roger Friedman of Westlake, OH, released Going My Way, a new CD with his trio Lot2Learn. His jazz piano channel on YouTube has approached 1 million views. Visit www.lot2learn.com.

 

Dave Dubinsky

Trumpeter Dave Dubinsky of North Chelmsford, MA, is a featured lead and jazz player with Boston-based Rico Barr & the Jump 'n' Jive Review on the band's 2008 release This Is It.

Steve Grimm

 

Singer/songwriter Steve Grimm of Milwaukee, WI, released Keep Your Dreams Alive and was nominated for a WHAM! award. He performs weekly at festivals and clubs and continues to perform with his band Bad Boy. Visit www.prettygrimm.com.

 

Tulsa R. Read

Harmonica player Tulsa R. Read of Shawnee, KS, released the new CD No Deposit, No Return. He currently teaches harmonica lessons and does physical therapy that uses the harmonica for lung and heart disorders. Visit www.harmonicaonline.com.

 

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