Vinny da Silva of Dorchester, MA, and Gustavo D’Amico ’14 are part of the Brazilian music group Acadêmicos de Milton Friedman. In October 2015 they performed at the Forum of Liberty and Democracy event in São Paulo, Brazil.
In March, guitarist Julian Lage of New York City will release the album Arclight with backing from bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. He is currently on a tour of Europe and the United States. Visit julianlage.com.
Recording engineer Nuno Fernandes of London, UK, worked with Bryan Adams on projects including Get Up and Live at Bush Hall, and on Diana Krall’s Wallflower. He has also worked with Jeff Lynne, Pete Brown, and Procol Harum. Visit nunof.com.
Saxophonist Melissa Aldana of Brooklyn, NY, performed at the Apollo Theater for the Jazz & Blues Foundation’s tribute to Sonny Rollins. She recently toured in Europe with Pablo Menares and Allan Mednard. Visit melissaaldana.com.