Claude Diallo

Pianist Claude Diallo of St. Gallen, Switzerland, won third prize at the Bosendorfer Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition 2009 in Montreux, Switzerland, at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival. Visit www.claudediallo.com.

Krysta Youngs

Singer/songwriter Krysta Youngs of Boston, MA, released the song "I'll Believe in You" in October, inspired by her mother's recent battle with breast cancer. The song is available for free download at www.krystayoungs.com.

Christopher Schreiner

Guitarist and composer Christopher Schreiner of Norwalk, CT, won in the Best Instrumental category at the Malibu Music Awards, was the finalist at the Urban Music Awards, and was a nominee in the Instrumental Artist of the Year category at the Los Angeles Music Awards.

Georgi Sareski

Guitarist Georgi Sareski of Skopje, Macedonia, played at the opening of the Skopje Jazz Festival in October 2009, with his new trio the Skopje Connection. The trio recently released the CD Amam. Visit www.myspace.com/theskopjeconnection.

Francesca Reggio

Singer/songwriter Francesca Reggio of Boston, MA, released her debut EP, State of Motion, with Francesca Reggio & Blue Shift. Her new single is due out in early 2010. Visit www.francescareggio.com.

Carian Harmon

Singer/songwriter Cariad Harmon of Acton, London, released Four Letters on Mowo Inc./Warner Music. Oli Rockberger '02 coproduced the record. Visit www.myspace.com/cariadharmon.

Michael Teoli

Composer Michael Teoli of Burbank, CA, premiered CarnEvil, a full-length gothic-rock opera at a concert workshop at the Sacred Fools Theater Company in Los Angeles in July. Alistair Cooper'04, Scott Manley '03, and Don Corey '91 also played in the show. Visit www.michaelteoli.com.

Mikhail Tarasov

Mikhail Tarasov (a.k.a. s.v.o.y.) of Brooklyn, NY, released his sophomore, self-produced electronica-pop album Consequence EP 1.1 on P-Vine Records. The single "Beautiful Thing" reached 69 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Airplay chart and 82 on the Hot 100 Singles chart. Tarasov is a writer and artist for Universal Music Group. Visit www.svoy.com.

 

Damir Daddo Oreskovic

Guitarist Damir Daddo Oreskovic of Chicago, IL, was the grand-prize winner of the Premier Guitarist Challenge hosted by Premier Guitar magazine and broadjam.com for his song "The Temple" from his CD The Other Side. Oreskovic also received a Los Angeles Music Award in the Guitar Performance of the Year category. Visit www.ddomusic.com.

 

Briana Cash

Singer/songwriter Briana Cash of Amesbury, MA, penned the song "Take a Walk with Me" featured in the 2009-2010 Susan G. Komen National Campaign for a breast cancer cure. Visit www.brianacash.com.

 

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