James Speight

James Speight of Sherman Oaks, CA, works at Paramount Picture Studios. He has edited music for Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, World’s Wildest Police Videos, and the documentary Cinema Is Everywhere.

Andys Skordis

Andys Skordis of Nicosia, Cyprus, won the 2012 Netherlands Buma Toonzetters for the composition “The deeper you go . . . the deeper you go . . . the deeper you go . . . deeper you go . . . you go . . . you?”

Lluis Guerra Recas

Pianist Lluís Guerra Recas of Girona, Spain, released his album Points of View. Visit www.lluisguerra.com. 

Michael McCarthy

Guitarist Michael McCarthy of Hastings, MN, was recently named as the musical director for School of Rock in Burnsville, MN. 

Kyle Crane

Drummer Kyle Crane of Orange, CA, is playing with the band Everest (on ATO Records) and opens for Neil Young on his fall tour. He also played on the album First Impressions with Kanye West. Crane leads the band Montë Mar. 

Keppie Coutts

Keppie Coutts of Los Angeles, CA, released the EP MACHIN(e). Her music was featured on the television show Hawaii Five-O, and she toured Europe in August. Visit www.keppiecoutts.com. 

Trevor Bresaw

Trevor Bresaw of Santa Monica, CA, is the senior audio designer for Activision’s central audio department. He has worked on the games Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, and Skylanders and, with Hans Zimmer, as the score supervisor for Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure. 

Chris Vuk

In April, Chris Vuk of Cambridge, MA, and the Boston String Quartet performed with a 100-piece orchestra in Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory. The group recorded on Dave Brubeck’s latest CD and participated in a documentary for PBS. Visit www.bostonstringquartet.com. 

Eli Logothetis

Drummer Eli Logothetis of New York City performed with Ryan Star on August 14 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Claude Diallo

In June, Claude Diallo of Long Island City, NY, and his band Claude Diallo Situation, won the Swiss “Kind of Jazz” Award. The group was booked to play at the Kaufleuten club in Zurich, Switzerland. Visit www.claudediallo.com.