Darcie Nicole

Darcie Nicole produced and arranged vocals for the song “All the Things That Lovers Do” by Derek Thompkins and Velvet Stylus. 

Mike Papadopoulos

Mike Papadopoulos of Chalkida, Greece, participated in George Kollias’s Intense Drumming II DVD. He is releasing his band’s second album, Cerebrum

Benji Nichols

Benji Nichols of Decorah, IA, and his wife are in the fifth year of their startup, Inspire(d) Media. He recently mixed a show for Luciana Souza ’88, as well as events for the Barack Obama and Mitt Romney presidential campaigns. Visit www.theinspiredmedia.com.

Eric Maltz

Eric Maltz of Brooklyn, NY, released the album Retinae. Visit www.archipelagorecords.com. 

Oli Rockberger

Pianist and songwriter Oli Rockberger of Brooklyn, NY, is planning a March release of his new album titled Old Habits. Rockberger has been working with several top musicians, including bassist Will Lee, trumpeter Randy Brecker, and songwriter James Maddock.

Katie Miner Eckardt

Katie Miner Eckardt of Franklin, TN, released a Christmas album titled O Come, All Ye Faithful. Visit www.katieminer.com. 

Knut Knutson

Knut Knutson of Berlin, Germany, scored music for the documentary Gold Rush Ghost Ships. He also played on Planet Rock featuring Ice-T, Chuck D., and Afrika Bambaataa. Visit www.lovebombmusic.com. 

George Kallis

George Kallis of Kingston upon Thames, England, wrote the music for the biopic Gagarin: First in Space. Visit www.georgekallis.com.

Richard Furch

Richard Furch of North Hollywood, CA, mixed and recorded Tyrese’s album Open Invitation. Its single “Stay” topped the Urban Contemporary chart and won in the Song of the Year category at the Soul Train Awards 2012. Furch also did mixing for Frank Ocean’s recording Nostalgia Ultra. Visit www.richardfurch.com. 

Matt Cusson

Matt Cusson of Pittsfield, MA, released the EP It’s Christmas Time