Mónica Giraldo

Mónica Giraldo

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Mónica Giraldo of Bogota, Colombia, released the album Que venga la vida (Let Life Come). Visit monicagiraldo.com. Caption: Monica Giraldo ’02

Elan Trotman

Saxophonist Elan Trotman of Mattapan, MA, released the single “Smooth  ’n’ Saxy,” which became the second most added song on the Billboard charts. Visit elantrotman.com.  

JooWan Kim

JooWan Kim

JooWan Kim composes for and directs Ensemble Mik Nawooj, which released the album A Hip-Hop Orchestra. Visit ensemblemiknawooj.com.  Caption: JooWan Kim ’01

Jaleel Shaw

Saxophonist Jaleel Shaw of Paterson, NJ, recently toured with trumpeter Tom Harrell and bassist Esperanza Spalding ’05. Visit jaleelshaw.com.

Diego Scliar

Diego Scliar of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, endorses Tama Drums. Visit scliar.com.

Kate Ferris

Kate Ferris of Marblehead, MA, is on the board of directors of the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival and is the director of bands at the Village School in Marblehead, MA.

Patrick Charles

Drummer Patrick Charles of Woodland Hills, CA, recorded his second CD with Kevin Toney and performed at the Sumida Jazz Festival in Tokyo, Japan. Visit patrick-charles.com

Haddon Kime

Haddon Kime of Scottsdale, GA, wrote music for The Snow Queen: A New Musical, developed by the San Jose Repertory Theatre and presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. 

Jerome Sabbagh

Saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh of Brooklyn, NY, released the album The Turn and is touring Europe this fall. Visit jeromesabbagh.com

Michael Krajewski

Michael Krajewski of Woodbury, MN, completed his doctorate in classical guitar performance and music education at the University of Minnesota. He is an assistant professor of music industry and guitar studies at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Visit michaeljkrajewski.com