Luis Espaillat

Luis Espaillat of Nashville, TN, appeared on last year’s top-20 single “Immortal” by Sony/3 for 5 artists Eve to Adam. He is also backing country artists Trace Adkins, Lindsay Ell, and Lucy Angel. Visit

“Metal” Mike Chlasciak

“Metal” Mike Chlasciak of Wayne, NJ, launched his Metal Heroes Summer Camp at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY, which takes place August 24–28. He writes the column “Metal For Life” for Guitar World magazine. Visit

Martin Case

Martin Case of Wayland, MA, collaborated with Joseph Brogan ’75 on the album 4 Directions. Visit

Chip Vayenas

Chip Vayenas of Austin, TX, and Dane Farnsworth ’09 have been touring with the band Mingo Fishtrap in support of their latest album, On Time. Vayenas was featured in a Modern Drummer article in January about the recording. Visit

Arthur Phillips

The film adaptation of the 2007 novel Angelica by Arthur Phillips of Brooklyn, NY, premiered at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival in February. Visit

Steve Langone

Steve Langone of Waltham, MA, had his book Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for the Modern Drummer reviewed in the April issue of Modern Drummer magazine.

Rudresh Mahanthappa

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

Angelamia Bachemin

Angelamia Bachemin ’92
Angelamia Bachemin ’92

Percussionist and educator Angelamia Bachemin of New Orleans, LA, performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Mid-City’s Bayou Boogaloo, Ladyfest, and French Market Festival.

Pamela York

Pamela York of Kingwood, TX, presented a session on jazz improvisation at the 2015 Music Teachers National Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Visit

Oliver Steller

Oliver Steller of Frechen, Germany, has sold more than 150,000 albums, and recently released his 17th recording titled Poesie & Musik. Visit