Brendan Burns

Brendan Burns of Cambridge, MA, released TIMESTAMP, which was recorded live at the Somerville Theatre and features Valerie Thompson ’02, Derek Von Wormer, and Jordan Ross ’12. There will be a documentary and CD release event later this fall. Visit www.brendanburns.com. 

Douglas Wynne

Douglas Wynne of Salisbury, MA, wrote the novel The Devil of Echo Lake. It won first place in a national horror-fiction contest and will be released in October. Visit www.dougwynne.com. 

Geoff Zanelli

Composer Geoff Zanelli of Woodland Hills, CA, composed the music for  the Disney film The Odd Life of Timothy Green, directed by Peter Hedges. Visit www.geoffzanelli.com.

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson of Los Angeles, CA, finished production on Cheryl Cole’s single “Make You Go.” He also wrote and produced the final song for the movie Step Up Revolution. Visit www.mjandirok.com. 

Giacomo Biondi Morra

Giacomo Biondi Morra of Etoy, Switzerland, released the album Made of Stars. Visit www.sonyc-byo-hazard.com. 

Dr. Johannes Wallman

Dr. Johannes Wallman of Madison, WI, is the director of jazz studies of the School of Music at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He will hold the John and Carolyn Peterson Chair in Jazz Studies. Visit www.johanneswallman.com. 

Frank Herzberg

Bassist Frank Herzberg of São Paulo, Brazil, won a jazz radio promotion contest sponsored by AirPlay Direct for his trio’s CD Handmade

Igor Gerzina

Igor Gerzina of Zagreb, Croatia, released the album Metropolis, featuring Sergio Bellotti ’99 on drums. It has received positive reviews and was an album of the week on the jazz website the Smooth Jazz Ride. Visit www.igorgerzina.com. 

Shane Adams

Shane Adams of Nashville, TN, is the president of Artist Accelerator, an artist development and music production company. 

Paul Salves

Guitarist Paul Salves of New York City has been curating Songwriters from Hell, a series featuring Lady Gaga, Alan Merrill, and others. He’s currently touring with the 1960s group the Left Banke, which is opening for the Zombies. 

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