Jay Patten

In June, Jay Patten of Nashville, TN, and his band cohosted the Bluebird Café 30th anniversary show, with Kathy Mattea, Crystal Gayle, and Jimmy Hall. Visit www.jaypatten.com. 

Roger Baker

Roger Baker of Albuquerque, NM, won best recording engineer at the New Mexico Music Awards for his work with Siyeric. He performs with his wife, Rita Newport, and at Eagle Rock Studios in Albuquerque. His photographs of musical instruments are displayed at Wild about Music in Austin, TX. Visit www.imageinations.com. 

Gary Anderson

Saxophonist Gary Anderson relocated to Las Vegas, NV, after 35 years as an arranger in New York working for Charles Gross, Marvin Hamlisch, ABC News, CNN, and Paramount Films. He performs with Jimmy Wilkins’s New Life Orchestra and his own ensemble, the suMMIt. Visit www.musiccomposer.us

Mike Price

Trumpeter Mike Price of Tokyo, Japan, released the CD Presenting the Mike Price Jazz Quintet. Formerly the first trumpet for Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich, he continues to perform and compose, leading his quintet and a big band in Tokyo. Visit www.mikepricejazz.com. 

Tony Scodwell

Trumpeter Tony Scodwell of Las Vegas, NV, has been named as a 2013 artist in residence at Beloit College in Wisconsin. He will lecture on the physics of trumpet making, the psychology of music performance, and his photography career. 

John Russitano

Pianist and composer John Russitano of Oxford, CT, launched a music production group that focuses on gymnastic music for floor exercise. Visit www.justfloorex.com. 

Dusko Goykovic

Jazz trumpeter and composer Dusko Goykovic of Munich, Germany, has released 20 albums as a leader and worked with Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, and others. He performs with his own ensembles and as a soloist with various big bands. 

Jake Hanna

The life and times of the late Jake Hanna are chronicled in the new biography Jake Hanna: The Rhythm and Wit of a Swinging Jazz Drummer. The book was written by his niece, Maria Judge, and published by Meredith Music Publications. Visit www.jakehannablog.blogspot.com. 

Alumnotes

By 
Ryan Fleming


Julius Williams

Professor of Composition Julius P. Williams conducted the world premiere of Richard Thompson’s Mask in the Mirror with the Trilogy Opera Company. Williams is the resident conductor of the company. 

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