Elisabeth Withers-Mendes of New York City was the featured vocalist at the Christmas Jazz Barbados event at the Plantation Theatre in Barbados. Arturo Tappin'88 was also featured. For more information, visit www.christmasjazzbarbados.com.
Guitarist Tony Savarino of Boston, MA, released an album called Guitaring, available online. He was recently featured in Vintage Guitar magazine and is working on his next album. Savarino plays locally with Tony Savarino & the Satanic Lounge Syndicate and other area artists. Visit www.tonysavarino.com.
Vocalist, composer, and arranger Sophie Dunér of Hovås, Sweden, released a string quartet CD titled The City of My Soul. She was featured on the November 7 edition of Monday Afternoon Classics with Gandalf on WJFF-FM radio in New York.
Bassist Ivan Bodley of Brooklyn, NY, Joe Goretti '00, and Jim Dower '93 performed music on the play-along CD for the book Bootsy Collins, Legendary Licks. Bodley was recently inducted into New York's Blues Hall of Fame and has recorded and worked with numerous major artists. Visit www.funkboy.net.