Linda Little

Linda Little of Colchester, VT, was named managing director of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, VT.

Brandea Turner

In May, Brandea Turner of Chicago, IL, received a master’s degree in arts management from Columbia College in Chicago. 

Christian Scott

In July, trumpeter Christian Scott of New York City released a new two-disc album titled Christian aTunde Adjuah. It features alumni Matt Stevens ’04 on guitar and Lawrence Fields ’08 on piano.

Shota Nakama

Shota Nakama of Allston, MA, was recently profiled in a distinguished alumni article in Pierce View, a publication of Pierce College.

Marco Pacassoni

Marco Pacassoni of Fano, Italy, is touring with his quartet in Europe promoting his new CD Finally . . . Visit 

Ryan Alfred

Ryan Alfred of Tucson, AZ, is the bassist and tour manager for the Southwest indie-rock band Calexico, which is touring for its new album, Algiers, out on Anti-Records. He has managed tours and run sound for the Jayhawks and Nada Surf. 

Tim Paul Weiner

Bassist Tim Paul Weiner of Boston, MA, received his master’s degree in modern American music performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. He also released the Evoke Ensemble album Groove for Peace. Visit 

Travis Vance

This year, Travis Vance of Nashville, TN, toured Europe with Lindi Ortega, and in the summer he was the bassist and bandleader for Thomas Rhett as part of Toby Keith’s “Live in Overdrive” tour. 

Nathalia Palis

Nathalia Palis of Stevenson Ranch, CA, released a bilingual children’s album titled From Here to There. Visit 

The Science of Happiness

We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. That’s where this course comes in.