Jeff Sassaman

Bassist Jeff Sassaman of Hoboken, NJ, is playing with the New York Symphony and completed a 12-city tour of China with the orchestra.


Luis Javier Santiago

In November 2011, Luis Javier Santiago of Yauco, Puerto Rico, earned his master’s degree in song- writing from Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom. With his wife, choreographer Nadine Martinez, he has created works that will be pre- sented in dance festivals in New York and Mexico.


Nathalia Palis

Nathalia Palis of Stevenson Ranch, CA, recently completed a Kickstarter campaign to produce her first bilingual album titled From Here to There.


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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