Guitarist Rolf Sturm of North Bergen, NJ, released an album with singer Jenna Mammina titled Spark on Water Street Music. He has appeared on 60 albums with artists including Tony Trischka, Anthony Braxton, and John Medeski. Visit jenna-rolf.com.
Singer/songwriter Holt Vaughn of Orchard Park, NY, released the album These Songs, Vol. 1, featuring Phil Keaggy, Will McFarlane, Ashley Cleveland, Rick Cua, Jerry Livingston, Tony Morra, and Ted Reinhardt. Visit holtvaughn.com.
Bob Sinicrope of Milton, MA, is the president of the Jazz Education Network (JEN), which will hold its seventh annual conference in Louisville, KY, in January 2016. It will feature keynote speaker Victor Wooten, 75 performances and clinics, a jazz business symposium, and more than 100 exhibitors. Visit jazzednet.org.
Richard Niles of Mission Viejo, CA, is the U.S. representative of the German company Instant Music Licensing, whose software allows easy and fast licensing of music. He also just published a book titled From Dreaming to Gigging: Jazz Guitar in 6 Months. Visit richardniles.com.