Douglas Wray

In December 2011, Douglas Wray of Fairfield, CT, accompanied John Scofield, Loudon Wainwright III, and Sloan Wainwright at Sloan’s holiday show in Bedford, NY. Wray has played with Sloan Wainwright since 1995. 

Michael Manring

Bassist Michael Manring of Oakland, CA, and guitarist Kevin Kastning ’86 released a CD titled In Winter on Greydisc Records. Visit 

Jonathan R. Lax

In May, trumpeter Jonathan R. Lax of Summit, NJ, performed at the Festival of Trumpets concert at the International Trumpet Guild conference at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.

Mac Gollehon

Mac Gollehon of New York City has played trumpet for Bruce Springsteen, Al Jarreau, John Scofield ’73, Madonna, Mick Jagger, and others. The American Showplace label has released his live Latin-jazz CD La Fama. Visit 

Wesley J. O'Brien

Wesley J. O’Brien, Ph.D. of North Haven, CT, is publishing the book Music in American Combat Films: A Critical Study

Dean Brown

Guitarist Dean Brown of San Diego, CA, released Unfinished Business, his fourth album as a bandleader. Visit 

Frank Warren

Frank Warren of West Roxbury, MA, and Phillip DiTullio ’89 will be among the presenters at “Beyond Notation,” a symposium on the work of the late avant-garde classical composer Earle Brown ’50. The event will be held on January 18–19, 2013, at Northeastern University in Boston. 

Kim Cascone

Kim Cascone of Pacifica, CA, conducted the “Subtle Listening” workshops in San Francisco this summer. Visit 

Cliff Tetle

In June, the city of Boston named Cliff Tetle of Milton, MA, educator of the year at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. He also received Parents Choice Awards for his CDs The Kid from Outer Space, Does It Hurt To Say Hello?, and All About School

Marc Silver

Marc Silver of Fort Wayne, IN, has recently re-released his instruction book Contemporary Guitar Improvisation (Utilizing the Entire Fingerboard). Visit