Chris DeRosa

Chris DeRosa of New York City recorded an album with H.R. and performed with LUXE. He performs for Shekinah Glory Worship and CDR Studios in New York City. Visit chrisderosa.com.

Jody Espina of Savannah

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Jody Espina '83
Jody Espina '83

Jody Espina of Savannah, GA, spoke at a recent TEDx event. He is the founder and president of JodyJazz Inc., a manufacturer of woodwind mouthpieces. Visit jodyjazz.com. Caption: Jody Espina ’83

Benjamin Smeall

Violinist Benjamin Smeall of Green Bay, WI, posted a version of the Andean folk song “Jaku ripusun Witaweñita” on YouTube.

Gene Nakanishi

Gene Nakanishi of Las Vegas, NV, coproduced and performed on the CD The Jake Project Band, featuring Jake Sears on vocals.

K. Tyrone Jefferson

K. Tyrone Jefferson of Charlotte, NC, runs the nonprofit A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas, which won a John S. and James L. Knight Cultural Innovation Grant. Visit asignofthetimes.org.

Joseph Napolitano

Joseph Napolitano of Attleboro, MA, and his electronic music duo A Fifth Column, had their track “A Fifth Column” chosen for a compilation CD released on Russian Winter Records.

Freddie Franken

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Freddie Franken ’81
Freddie Franken ’81

Freddie Franken of Wilmington, IL, released the CD Portraits of Love. He is currently a professor at Olivet Nazarene University. Caption: Freddie Franken ’81

Laura Dreyer

Saxophonist Laura Dreyer of New York City released the CD Vida. Arte. Amor., featuring Mila Schiavo ’94, Bernardo Bosisio ’97 and Karen Rodriguez ’10. Visit lauradreyer.com.

Tommy Lockett

Tommy Lockett of Chatsworth, CA, served as the music editor and composed source music for the film Jersey Boys.

Mike Sirkin

Woodwind player and keyboardist Mike Sirkin of North Hollywood, CA, released the ambient music album Concentric Circles. Visit cdbaby.com.

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