David Kowal

David Kowal ’75
David Kowal ’75
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Leah Gunn

David Kowal of Los Angeles, CA, composed music for Refreshing Mixes by The Jazz Smoothies, featuring Jimmy Earl ’76, Scott Breadman ’75, Peter Gordon ’78, Oscar Stagnaro, Bruce Bartlett ’75, Bob Patton, Ray Frisby ’79, and Adrian Peritore ’73. Visit davidkowal.com.

Alan Palanker

Alan Palanker of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, released the Jazz Holdouts album Intuition, featuring Douglas Cooper Getschal ’75, John “JR” Robinson ’75, Michael Thompson ’75, and Jamie Glaser ’77. Visit jazzholdouts.com.

Jon Hammond

Organist Jon Hammond of San Francisco, CA, played in Taiwan and Germany and at the 2015 NAMM show. Last year Hammond won the Believe in Music Award at NAMM. Visit jonhammondband.com.

Ricky Hana

Ricky Hana of Honolulu, HI, had his album Pau Hana on the Top 10 Google Play Hawaii chart for more than 58 weeks. His music has appeared on television on Lifetime and Showtime programs. Visit rickyhana.com.

Gabe Hizer

Gabe Hizer of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is working on musical projects with Ken Basman ’81 and Richard Shlosser ’69. Visit gabehizer.com.

Silvio Palmieri

Silvio Palmieri of Montreal, Quebec, and the Molinari Quartet are producing the sixth International Competition for Composition, which willl be judged in May. Visit quatuormolinari.qc.ca/en.

Pat Pattison

Professor Pat Pattison released a second edition of his book Songwriting: The Essential Guide to Rhyming via Berklee Press. Visit patpattison.com.

Rick Peckham

Professor Rick Peckham held a December residency in Dublin, Ireland, featuring a performance with Michael Buckley, Ronan Guilfoyle, and Conor Guilfoyle.

Moira Lo Bianco

Piano instructor Moira Lo Bianco is conducting improvisation workshops for classical pianists. Visit moiralobianco.com.

Fred Bouchard

Associate professor Fred Bouchard penned an article for Downbeat magazine about a master class given by Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer.