Gustavo Beaujardin

Percussionist Gustavo Beaujardin of Delray Beach, FL, is a member of Orquestra de la Playa, of West Palm Beach, FL. The group specializes in salsa clásica, merengue, bolero, and more.

Gustavo Assis-Brasil

In December 2011, guitarist Gustavo Assis-Brasil of Boston, MA, released his third book, Hybrid Picking Lines and Licks for Guitar, with a foreword by Guthrie Govan. Visit www.gustavoassisbrasil.com.

Dale Johnson

Dale Johnson of South Windsor, CT, builds acoustic instruments for Fairbanks Guitars. His instruments are sold at the Music Emporium in Lexington, MA. Visit www.fairbanksguitars.com.

JL Claybourne

Drummer JL Claybourne of West Hartford, CT, performed at Boston SoulFest 2011 with his band the Enemy Concept. He recently began serving as a judge for Guitar Center's national Drum Off competition and completed his second book, The Groove.

 

Hanneke Cassel

Fiddle player Hanneke Cassel of Boston, MA, is touring throughout New England and teaching fiddle classes at the Passim School of Music in Cambridge, MA. Visit www.hannekecassel.com.

Mike Casano

Mike Casano of East Bridgewater, MA, produced and released the neo-soul/hip-hop single "Play That Game" under the name My Key C. The track features Ben Albert '09, rapper Grover, and Patresha Gayle on vocals. It's available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. Visit www.mikecasano.com.

Ajda Snyder

Ajda Snyder of Cambridge, MA, and her band Black Fortress of Opium will release their second albumStratospherical in March. Snyder also provides vocal and band instruction for the nonprofit initiatives Girls Rock Campaign Boston and Ladies Rock Campaign Boston. Visit www.ajdatheturkishqueen.com.

Bart Migal

Bart Migal of Astoria, NY, recorded, edited, and mixed the cast recording for A Minister's Wife. He also produced, recorded, and mixed Boom! Live at Birdland by Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway.

Sean McGowan

Sean McGowan of Denver, CO, released the CD Sphere, featuring solo guitar arrangements of compositions by Thelonious Monk. Visit www.seanmcgowanguitar.com.

Matt Cusson

Since May 2011, Matt Cusson of Adams, MA, has been touring nationwide and recently released a Christmas EP on iTunes. Cusson has also toured with Javier Colon, winner of NBC's The Voice.

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