Yaron Engler

Yaron Engler of London, United Kingdom, led a group of 150 drummers on the stage of the Barbican at the premiere of the show Survivo. Visit www.yaronengler.com.


Stephane Wrembel

Guitarist and composer Stephane Wrembel of Maplewood, NJ, released his fifth album, Origins, on May 15. He also performed his song “Bistro Fada,” the theme from the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris, live during the 2012 Academy Awards. For more information, visit www.stephanewrembel.com.


Marianne Solivan

In March, vocalist Marianne Solivan of Brooklyn, NY, released her debut album Prisoner of Love on March 20 on Hipnotic Records. A series of duos, trios, and quartet pieces produced by Jeremy Pelt, the album features Peter Bernstein, Michael Kanan, Xavier Davis, Ben Wolfe, Jonathan Blake, and Christian McBride. For more information, visit www.mariannesolivanjazz.com.

Oli Rockberger

Pianist and songwriter Oli Rockberger of Brooklyn, NY, released his second album with the group Mister Barrington, II. Rockberger performed during Al Kooper’s 68th birthday celebration concert and at the Syracuse Jazz Fest with Randy Brecker. Visit www.misterbarrington.com.


Mark Petrie

Mark Petrie and his wife, Gina Brigida, of Laguna Niguel, CA, launched a music licensing website Royalty Free Kings, a boutique music licensing website for independent producers. Visit www.royaltyfreekings.com


Luca Maurizi

Luca Maurizi of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, released the album Shallow He also cocomposed, arranged, played guitar and bass, and comixed Laura Aschieri’s recording Get in Lane. Visit www.lucamaurizi.com.


Soshi Uchida

Bassist Soshi Uchida of Astoria, NY, and the progressive enka band Neo Blues Naki play in the New York area. Uchida has toured with Les Nubians, Brian Slade, Sandra Bernhard, and the Delfonics.


Amanda Marie

Singer/songwriter Amanda Marie of Seal Beach, CA, released the album Amancipation, which was mastered by Gavin Lurssen ’91. Her latest single is titled “Unfairytale.” Visit www.amandamariemusic.com.


Eric Maltz

Eric Maltz of Brooklyn, NY, worked with the production company TK Digital to create three new commercials for Japanese cell provider Docomo USA. He has done music and sound design for other productions and is recording with his band Peculiar Gentlemen and with Maya Solovey. Visit www.notasound.tv.

Kristen Long

Kristen Long of Gulf Shores, AL, cowrote and arranged the song “Not Forgotten,” which was placed in the movie Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas that aired on ION television for the 2011 holiday season.