Jonathan R. Lax

Jonathan R. Lax of Summit, NJ, performed at the Festival of Trumpets Concert at the International Trumpet Guild conference.

Jimmy McIntosh

Ronnie Wood (left) and Jimmy McIntosh ’78
Ronnie Wood (left) and Jimmy McIntosh ’78

Guitarist Jimmy McIntosh of Las Vegas, NV, released the album Jimmy McIntosh and…, where he shares the spotlight with fellow guitarists Ronnie Wood, Mike Stern ’75, and John Scofield ’73. Visit

Michael Leasure

Michael Leasure of Melbourne, FL, has a website featuring free music benefiting animal rights and rescue. Visit

Ken Field

Ken Field of Cambridge, MA, performed at the 2014 Roswell Jazz Festival with Chuck Redd, Ray Vega, Ken Pelowski, and others. Visit

Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell of Seattle, WA, released the album Guitar in the Space Age!, featuring Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen. Visit

Albert Estiamba Jr.

Albert Estiamba Jr. of Redondo Beach, CA, released a CD with the Brian Buckley Band in November 2014.

Tony Corman

Tony Corman of Berkeley, CA, premiered the Morchestra at Birdland Jazzista in Oakland, CA, featuring Alan Hall and Laura Klein ’77. In April, the group will play at the California Jazz Conservatory with vocalist Ed Reed. Visit

Jerry Velona

Jerry Velona of Arlington, MA, released his album Love Radio, featuring Dave Limina, Anthony Vitti, Kevin Belz, Bertram Lehman, Gordon Beadle ’87, and Debbie Pierre.

Frank Kohl

Frank Kohl of Bothell, WA, released the CD Invisible Man. Visit

Richard Gavin

Richard Gavin of Chicopee, MA, retired from teaching music in the Springfield, MA, public schools in September 2014. He currently plays with the band Premier Swing.