Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa of Montclair, NJ, released two albums: the Charlie Parker–inspired Bird Calls featuring all original music and an album blending multiple genres titled Gamak. Visit rudreshm.com.
Drummer Anders Mogensen of Odense, Denmark, appears on the CD Quintonic (Stunt), featuring George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Carl Winther, and Johnny Åman. The album received four stars in Down Beat magazine. Visit andersmogensen.dk.
Veronica Petrucci of Franklin, TN, made her screen debut in But Deliver Us from Evil, starring Eric Roberts. She is a founder of A Voice for Women ministry and is releasing the book How I Made It Out Alive. She and her husband, Angelo Petrucci, ’78 received honorary doctorates from ICW Bible College & Seminary. Visit angeloandveronica.com.
Rätus Flisch of Unterengstringen, Switzerland, plays bass for Armen Donelian, Tom Schuman, and Lee Pearson. He leads four bands of his own, has released several CDs, and teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts. Visit flischnews.ch.