Bassist Erik Kutzler of Richmond, VA, played on the new album by Andy Vaughan and the Driveline, Searching for the Song. This summer the band will tour the East Coast and the Midwest. Visit www.andyvaughanmusic.com.
Guitarist Torsten de Winkel of NeuIsenburg, Germany, is the director of Bimbache openART, a global initiative that hosts an annual music festival in the Canary Islands. UNESCO has hailed the effort’s artistic cooperation among world cultures. De Winkel is also a member of bassist Hellmut Hattler’s German jazz-electronica ensemble. Visit www.bimbache.info.
Singer/songwriter Markku Kietala of Helsinki, Finland, played all instruments for and engineered the recording The Poet, The Bard, The Pagan for his solo project South of the Rubicon. Visit www.sorubicon.com.
Vocalist Johanna Grussner of Stockholm, Sweden, released Come Rain or Come Shine, a CD featuring a program of jazz and Latin standards. Fredrik Gille ’95 played percussion on the disc. Visit www.johannagrussner.com.
WesFest 7, the seventh annual WesFest benefit concert, took place at the Roxy in Los Angeles on March 4. More than 300 attendees enjoyed a four-hour concert that was memorable not only for its energy but also for its record-breaking fundraising results.