Richard Niles

Richard Niles of London, England, has been commissioned by the BBC to do a six-part music documentary series What Is Performance? and the series The Other Side of Me, which will cover famous actors who are also musicians. And publisher Hal Leonard has released Niles's book The Pat Metheny Interviews.

Jack Evans

Jack Evans of Katonah, NY, and his group Reverend Zen received their third consecutive ASCAP Plus Award. Visit

Roger Friedman


Pianist Roger Friedman of Westlake, OH, released Going My Way, a new CD with his trio Lot2Learn. His jazz piano channel on YouTube has approached 1 million views. Visit


Dave Dubinsky

Trumpeter Dave Dubinsky of North Chelmsford, MA, is a featured lead and jazz player with Boston-based Rico Barr & the Jump 'n' Jive Review on the band's 2008 release This Is It.

Steve Grimm


Singer/songwriter Steve Grimm of Milwaukee, WI, released Keep Your Dreams Alive and was nominated for a WHAM! award. He performs weekly at festivals and clubs and continues to perform with his band Bad Boy. Visit


Tulsa R. Read

Harmonica player Tulsa R. Read of Shawnee, KS, released the new CD No Deposit, No Return. He currently teaches harmonica lessons and does physical therapy that uses the harmonica for lung and heart disorders. Visit


Marc Elbaum

Saxophonist Marc Elbaum of Meredith, NH, has joined the Lakes Region Big Band, a 20-piece jazz orchestra playing throughout central New Hampshire. Visit


Tony Scodwell


Trumpeter and instrument maker Tony Scodwell of Las Vegas, NV, has collaborated with noted Austrian brass instrument maker Karl Schagerl on developing two new trumpets with tonal qualities suited for commercial and symphonic music. The new trumpets will be marketed by Lee Walkowich '81 at the Washington Music Center in Wheaton, MD.