Marianne Solivan

In March, vocalist Marianne Solivan of Brooklyn, NY, released her debut album Prisoner of Love on March 20 on Hipnotic Records. A series of duos, trios, and quartet pieces produced by Jeremy Pelt, the album features Peter Bernstein, Michael Kanan, Xavier Davis, Ben Wolfe, Jonathan Blake, and Christian McBride. For more information, visit

Oli Rockberger

Pianist and songwriter Oli Rockberger of Brooklyn, NY, released his second album with the group Mister Barrington, II. Rockberger performed during Al Kooper’s 68th birthday celebration concert and at the Syracuse Jazz Fest with Randy Brecker. Visit


Mark Petrie

Mark Petrie and his wife, Gina Brigida, of Laguna Niguel, CA, launched a music licensing website Royalty Free Kings, a boutique music licensing website for independent producers. Visit


Luca Maurizi

Luca Maurizi of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, released the album Shallow He also cocomposed, arranged, played guitar and bass, and comixed Laura Aschieri’s recording Get in Lane. Visit


Soshi Uchida

Bassist Soshi Uchida of Astoria, NY, and the progressive enka band Neo Blues Naki play in the New York area. Uchida has toured with Les Nubians, Brian Slade, Sandra Bernhard, and the Delfonics.


Amanda Marie

Singer/songwriter Amanda Marie of Seal Beach, CA, released the album Amancipation, which was mastered by Gavin Lurssen ’91. Her latest single is titled “Unfairytale.” Visit


Eric Maltz

Eric Maltz of Brooklyn, NY, worked with the production company TK Digital to create three new commercials for Japanese cell provider Docomo USA. He has done music and sound design for other productions and is recording with his band Peculiar Gentlemen and with Maya Solovey. Visit

Kristen Long

Kristen Long of Gulf Shores, AL, cowrote and arranged the song “Not Forgotten,” which was placed in the movie Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas that aired on ION television for the 2011 holiday season.


Opal Leung

Opal Leung of Jamaica Plain, MA, is earning her Ph.D. in organizational behavior at Bentley University. Her research focuses on workers with multiple occupations.


Sara Leib

Jazz vocalist Sara Leib of Los Angeles, CA, has released her new album Secret Love on OA2 Records. Visit