William Yelverton

Classical guitarist William Yelverton of Murfreesboro, TN, completed his 20th year as the director of guitar studies at Middle Tennessee State University. In 2009 he performed more than a dozen solo guitar and lute concerts in cities along the eastern seaboard.

Rob Walker

Trumpeter and composer Rob Walker of Meridian, ID, is the new director of jazz studies at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, ID. He was a recent guest soloist and arranger for the U.S. Air Force Commanders Jazz Ensemble.

Dan Mockenstrum

 

Dan Mockensturm of Clearwater, FL, recorded ADR sessions with John Travolta for the movie From Paris with Love and with Kelly Preston for the upcoming Disney movie The Last Song starring Miley Cyrus.

Peter Dick

 

Jazz pianist Peter Dick of Toronto, Ontario, released Tree House in collaboration with Canadian poet Ronna Bloom. The recording features piano improvisations with a reading from Bloom's book Permiso.

 

Kathy Burkly

Drummer Kathy Burkly of Nashville, TN, played on the song "Ain't Going Back Again" by Richie Owens and the Farm Bureau, which is featured on the soundtrack of the new Clive Owen movie The Boys Are Back.

Bob Ross

Bassist Bob Ross played on Tomorrow's Comin' Fast, a new release by the Lorax and the eponymous debut CD by the Frightingales that also includes Jeff Hudgins '92 on woodwinds.

Lane Martin

 

Flutist Lance Martin of Boston, MA, released Physical Jazz, a new CD with the Lance Martin Band. He teaches jazz flute at Wellesley College and is publishing a jazz method titled Nu Jazz Flute Improvisations. Visitwww.lancemartin.com.

 

Debra Mann

 

Vocalist and pianist Debra Mann of Barrington, RI, released Home, a new CD featuring eight original jazz-pop songs. She produced the disc with her husband, Don Morton. Visit www.debramann.com.

 

Kathleen Heywood

 

Kathleen Heywood of Newburyport, MA, is the music director of the First Parish Church of Newbury, MA, and teaches in the Newburyport public schools.

 

Scott Robinson

Saxophonist Scott Robinson and bassist and psychophysiologist Julian Thayer '79 are featured in the new PBS film The Science of Healing, which premiered in September. The musical portions were filmed at Scott's ScienSonic Laboratories in New Jersey and at a lab at Columbia University in New York City.

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