Saxophonist Melissa Aldana of Brooklyn, NY, and the Crash Trio released their self-titled album in June. She launched an international tour at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City where she received the Martin E. Segal Award. Visit melissaaldana.com.
Kelly Haechler of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is an operations manager at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. She has worked with such artists as Sting, Mariah Carey, Nickelback, and others.
Lauren V. Buchter of New York City composed the score for Above the Sea, which won the gold medal in the Narrative category at the 2014 Student Academy Awards. She is currently scoring the feature-length film Promenade. Visit laurenbuchter.com.
Vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Brooklyn, NY, appear on Sukierae by Jeff Tweedy of the band Wilco. They are members of the band Lucius, featuring Dan Molad ’04, Andew Burri ‘09, and Peter Lalish ‘05, and toured supporting Sara Bareilles.
Alexis Grapsas of Los Angeles, CA, scored the films Las Vegas Story and Land of Leopold, and wrote music for the film The Misfits and the television shows Revenge and Reckless. Caption: Alexis Grapsis ’07