Bassist Bryan Beller of Nashville, TN, recently completed the Midwest leg of a tour with instrumental act the Aristocrats. In addition to Beller, the group features Guthrie Govan (guitar) and Marco Minnemann (drums).
Aaron Barber of Chicago, IL, collaborated on all the songs for the new release Someday Afternoon by Anna Fermin. The song “Everything Changes” was a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition in the Rock category. Visit www.annafermin.com.
Jazz vocalist Ira Kaspi of Lohja, Finland, released the album You and the Night and the Music. It contains jazz standards and original songs, featuring Kaspi backed by her jazz quintet and the Lohja City Orchestra. Visit www.irakaspi.fi.
The Acker Bros, featuring bassist Dana Acker of West Roxbury, MA, and guitarist Victor Acker ’88 of South Weymouth, MA, released the CD Henry Dreams of Tornadoes with help from Dino Govoni ’83, Linsey Govoni ’10, and Alberto Netto ’93.