L.A. Newsbriefs

Justine Taormino

Vocalist Shawna Corso ’11

Nashville Pros

David Petrelli

Guitarist and author Eric  Normand ’89

World Beat

Michael Gaskins

An a cappella group with global roots takes its positive message to an ever-larger audience.

Philip Catherine '72

Mark Small

A Belgian guitarist says that after a career spanning five decades, it still comes down to making his guitar "sing."

iZotope Job Info Session 10/21

Job info session for students & alumni interested in music technology.

Lil John Roberts

Lil John Robert

Drummer Lil John Roberts of Atlanta, GA (formerly of Philadelphia), released the album Heartbeat, which reached number 26 on the Billboard charts. Visit liljohnroberts.com. Caption: Lil John Roberts  ’92

Andrew Germain

Andrew Germain of Calabasas, CA, released the book Harmonious Mind of the Child, offering methods and insights for childhood education.

Adonis Aletras

Guitarist and composer Adonis Aletras of Aglandjia, Cyprus, had music featured on television shows including Vice, America Now, Bring It, and others. 

Bonnie Sommerfeld

Former saxophonist Bonnie Sommerfeld of Fargo, ND, recovered from a spinal injury and has reemerged as a jazz vocalist. She is currently working on two recording projects and performs regularly with the band 42nd Street. Visit bonniesommerfeld.com

Kurt Rosenwinkel

Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel recently performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Rosenwinkel’s New Quartet featuring Kendrick Scott ’03 played at the Newport Jazz Festival. He also did a reunion tour with the band Human Feel. Caption: Kurt Rosenwinkel ’90