Tom Hambridge

In February, drummer Tom Hambridge of Nashville, TN, played at the star-studded event “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues” concert. Hambridge also produced and co- wrote songs and played drums for Buddy Guy’s Grammy-winning album Living Proof. He also produced George Thorogood’s CD 2120 South Michigan Avenue. Visit


Luis Disla

Saxophonist Luis Disla of Hollywood, FL, released the album The Prophecy, featuring Abraham Laboriel ’72, Alex Acuna, Steve Gadd, Nestor Torres, and Tito Puente Jr. Visit


Fabien Degryse

Fabien Degryse of Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium, released the acoustic solo guitar CD Fingerswingin’. He teaches jazz guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Visit

Ryan Shore ’96

Mark Small

It’s the day after the 2012 Grammy Awards broadcast, and composer Ryan Shore is wide awake—even though he has had only two hours’ sleep.

Scott Robinson

Saxophonist Scott Robinson of Teaneck, NJ, and ScienSonic Laboratories were recognized on the New York City Jazz Record’s Best of 2011 list of in the Concerts of the Year category.


Ruben Geerman

Ruben Geerman of Oakland, CA, is building the band program for the KIPP Bayview Academy in San Francisco. Previously he worked for 20 years in the Miami–Dade County, FL, public-school system.


Rachelle Ferrell

Vocalist Rachelle Ferrell of Marina del Ray, CA, was the subject of a recent feature story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.


Jonathan R. Lax

Writer Jonathan R. Lax of Summit, NJ, interviewed jazz artist Freddie Hendrix for the February issue of the British publication the Brass Herald.


Cliff Latshaw

On February 1, Cliff Latshaw of Pahrump, NV, was granted a patent application in the United Kingdom for an electronic bass tube preamplifier. Visit


Scott Grimaldi

Scott Grimaldi of Fords, NJ, has been getting a lot of airplay for his latest smooth-jazz album The Color of Midnight. Visit