Trumpeter Erik Telford of Austin, TX, released his debut CD,Kinetic. Telford was the first recipient of Berklee's full-tuition Lyons Scholarship. He leads the Erik Telford Collective and Hellfire Horns, a top horn section for studio sessions. Visit www.ejtmusic.com.
Alex Jouffa of Paris, France, is the marketing and digital/multimedia manager at IDF1, the number-one ranked regional digital terrestrial television channel in Paris and the île-de-France region. Visit www.idfl.fr.
Guitarist German Schauss of Los Angeles, CA, received an ASCAPLUS Award for the fifth time. He has signed a book deal with Alfred Publishing and has been touring Japan with his group. Visit www.germanschauss.com.
Guitarist Gianni Chiarello of Dorset, England, released the new CD Entwined. He also wrote two instructional books Contemporary Solo Guitar and Contemporary Blues Soloing. Visit www.giannichiarello.com.
Guitarist James Magoon of Manchester, NH, and his band Recycled Percussion took third place among 120,000 acts on the hit TV show America's Got Talent. They now perform in Las Vegas with the America's Got Talent live show. Visit http://recycledpercussionband.com.
Guitarist Marcelino Galán of La Coruña, Spain, released In Monk We Trust with his trio Monkillos. The group combines harmonies inspired by Thelonious Monk's music with Afrocuban and flamenco rhythmic traditions.
Vocalist and pianist Deborah Jo Sullivan of Simsbury, CT, completed her master's degree in music education and, for the past nine years, has worked as a music teacher in a public school. She has also toured throughout New England and Europe.