Alyosha Barreiro

Electronic composer Alyosha Barreiro of Mexico City, Mexico, composed and performed for the inauguration of the Mexican monument Estela de Luz in Mexico City. Visit


Bob Reynolds

Saxophonist and composer Bob Reynolds of Los Angeles, CA, is fin- ishing an album featuring John Mayer ’96, Aaron Parks, Eric Harland, John Shannon ’02, Oli Rockberger ’02, Janek Gwizdala ’00, and Bashiri Johnson. Visit


Blake Paulson

Drummer and percussionist Blake Paulson of Studio City, CA, released the books for the Drum SetCoordination Workbook series: All Styles (Parts One and Two), Blues & Jazz, and Afro-Cuban & Latin. Visit


Pascal Kaeser

Bassist Pascal Kaeser of Bolligen, Switzerland, has been touring with Nilsa and backing other European artists. Visit

Chris Opperman

In April the Berklee Symphonic Winds premiered the piece “Kagemusha” by Chris Opperman of Clifton, NJ. He is also completing the EP Studio House, featuring original material, plus cov- ers of songs by Frank Zappa and Carla Bley.


Brian O’Connell

Brian O’Connell of Jamaica Plain, MA, debuted his original and satirical social-political rock opera Over the Line at Spontaneous Celebrations in Boston in February.


Peter Kelly

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Peter Kelly of Yonkers, NY, released the EP Forever, Again. Visit

Joey Newman

Film composer Joey Newman of Santa Monica, CA, released the soundtrack to the 9/11 film The Space Between, which aired on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. He also wrote the score for Any Day Now, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

Ian McHugh

Guitarist Ian McHugh of Newtown, CT, is touring the United States backing Javier Colon, the winner of season one of The Voice.


Sean-David McGoran

Sean-David McGoran of Fort Smith, AR, is writing the book The Tuned-In Musician, focusing on meditation for musicians. Visit