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 www.deanbrownguitar.com. 

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 www.anechoicmedia.com. 

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 www.marcsilverguitarimprov.com. 

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.