Timothy Driscoll

Timothy Driscoll of Austin, TX, and his band Dead Earth Politics won an Austin music award as the best performing metal band for the second consecutive year. The group released the EP The Queen of Steel and performed at the recent South by Southwest conference. Visit deadearthpolitics.com.

Romain Collin

Romain Collin of Antibes, France, and his trio The North, released the album Slow Down (This Isn’t the Mainland), featuring Abe Lagrimas Jr. ’05 and Shawn Conley. Visit thenorthtrio.com. 

Roy Assaf

Roy Assaf   ’05Pianist Roy Assaf of New York, NY, recorded with David Sanborn and Marcus Miller. He also released Second Row Behind the Painter, featuring Jake Goldbas and Raviv Markovitz. Visit royassaf.com

Mare Wakefield

Mare Wakefield and pianist Nomad Ovunc, of Nashville, TN, released their Kickstarter-funded album Poet on the Moon, produced by Mitch Dane. Visit marewakefield.com.

Daniel Crider

Daniel Crider of Charleston, SC, played drums on the debut album In This Life by American Idol contestant Elise Testone. Additionally Crider’s band Dead 27 released Chase Your Devils Down. Visit elisetestone.com and dead27s.com

Kelly Bryand

Kelly Bryand of Machias, ME, opened a studio at the Maine Academy of Modern Music. Visit maineacademyofmodernmusic.org.

Jeff Gitelman and Yohei Nakamura

Guitarists Jeff Gitelman of Orange, CT, and Yohei Nakamura ’04 performed with Stevie Wonder at the NAACP Image Awards show.

Nikki DePasquale

Nikki DePasquale of Boston, MA, released the single “Here’s to Well-Kept Secrets” and an accompanying video from her upcoming album featuring Paul DePasquale ’04 and Aaron Damus.

Lady Bose

Lady Bose of Atlanta, GA, is a vocal coach and vocal producer for Patchwerk Recording Studios. She also works with the bands Forward Motion and Iconic Journey.

Marianne Solivan

Marianne Solivan of Brooklyn, NY, released the album Spark. Her band includes Xavier Davis, Matthew Parrish, and Gregory Hutchinson. Visit mariannesolivanjazz.com