Vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia of Granada Hills, CA, collaborated on a new CD with pianist Yoon Seung Cho '00. Segal-Garcia is a vocal instructor at California State University of Los Angeles and Occidental College and also leads the group Octet in Jazz Language. Visit www.cathysegalgarcia.com.
In September 2011, the University of Kansas awarded Randy Klein of New York City the Simons Public Humanities Fellowship. It will include performances of his compositions and a documentary on Klein, and his residency will be recorded during his stay.
Saxophonist and vocalist Jay Patten of Nashville, TN, released the new CD Crystal Nights. For years, Patten has been the music director for Crystal Gayle, and he dedicated the album to her. Visit www.jaypatten.com.
Composer and arranger Michael Gibbs of Málaga, Spain, wrote the arrangements for the album Here's a Song for You by vocalist Norma Winstone and the NDR Big Band of Hamburg, Germany. Visit www.fuzzymoonrecords.co.uk.