Nashville Notes

Warren Grant

Drummer Warren Grant of Houston, TX, has been playing with vocalist Sweet Georgia Brown.


Yaron Engler

Yaron Engler of London, United Kingdom, led a group of 150 drummers on the stage of the Barbican at the premiere of the show Survivo. Visit


Stephane Wrembel

Guitarist and composer Stephane Wrembel of Maplewood, NJ, released his fifth album, Origins, on May 15. He also performed his song “Bistro Fada,” the theme from the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris, live during the 2012 Academy Awards. For more information, visit


Marianne Solivan

In March, vocalist Marianne Solivan of Brooklyn, NY, released her debut album Prisoner of Love on March 20 on Hipnotic Records. A series of duos, trios, and quartet pieces produced by Jeremy Pelt, the album features Peter Bernstein, Michael Kanan, Xavier Davis, Ben Wolfe, Jonathan Blake, and Christian McBride. For more information, visit

Oli Rockberger

Pianist and songwriter Oli Rockberger of Brooklyn, NY, released his second album with the group Mister Barrington, II. Rockberger performed during Al Kooper’s 68th birthday celebration concert and at the Syracuse Jazz Fest with Randy Brecker. Visit


Mark Petrie

Mark Petrie and his wife, Gina Brigida, of Laguna Niguel, CA, launched a music licensing website Royalty Free Kings, a boutique music licensing website for independent producers. Visit


Luca Maurizi

Luca Maurizi of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, released the album Shallow He also cocomposed, arranged, played guitar and bass, and comixed Laura Aschieri’s recording Get in Lane. Visit


Soshi Uchida

Bassist Soshi Uchida of Astoria, NY, and the progressive enka band Neo Blues Naki play in the New York area. Uchida has toured with Les Nubians, Brian Slade, Sandra Bernhard, and the Delfonics.


Amanda Marie

Singer/songwriter Amanda Marie of Seal Beach, CA, released the album Amancipation, which was mastered by Gavin Lurssen ’91. Her latest single is titled “Unfairytale.” Visit