Kathie Touin


Singer/songwriter Kathie Touin of London, England, released the new CD Dark Moons & Nightingales, her second CD of original songs. Visit www.kathietouin.com.


Nola Shepherd

Singer/songwriter Nola Shepherd of Seal Beach, CA, and her father, Bill Shepherd, released Christmas in Cedar Falls, a big-band Christmas CD. The album contains an original song co-written by Nola. Visit www.myspace.com/nolashepherd.

David Dyson

Bassist David Dyson of Bowie, MD, released the new CD Unleashed. Visit www.myspace.com/daviddyson.

Chris Kase

Trumpeter Chris Kase of Moralzarzal, Spain, released his new CD Ode, which is now available on iTunes U.S. Visit www.chriskase.com.

Michel Nicolella


Classical guitarist Michael Nicolella of Seattle, WA, joined the faculty of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He presented numerous solo and chamber concerts in California, Washington, Georgia, and Massachusetts. Visit www.nicolella.com.


Eddie Horst

Composer Eddie Horst of Atlanta, GA, wrote the arrangements for "Just Breathe" and "The End," two songs on Pearl Jam's Backspacer CD. Visit www.eddiehorstmusic.com.

Darryl Brenzel

Composer and arranger Darryl Brenzel of Frederick, MD, has been commissioned by Baltimore's Mobtown Modern concert series to arrange and orchestrate Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring for a 17-piece jazz ensemble. A May 12 performance at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, MD, is scheduled.

Steven Corn

Steven Corn of West Hills, CA, is the CEO of BFM Digital, a digital-music distributor. BFM currently represents more than 400 indie labels, publishers, and artists. Visit www.bfmdigital.com.

Don Breithaupt

Composer Don Breithaupt of Bolton, Ontario, and his business partner Anthony Vanderburgh received an Emmy Award for penning the theme to the hit animated series 6teen.

Frank Amsallem

Pianist Frank Amsallem of Brooklyn, NY, released Amsallem Sings. Visit www.amsallem.com.