Ayala Asherov Kalus

Ayala Asherov Kalus of Charleston, SC, received a grant from the South Carolina Film Commission. She is working on an animated short with the College of Charleston Orchestra. Visit www.ayalaasherov.com. 

Erik Steigen

Erik Steigen of Santa Monica, CA, launched a music and media company, USA Media Rights Inc. Visit www.usamediarights.com. 

Stefan Redtenbacher

Stefan Redtenbacher of Hampshire, England, and his group Redtenhbacher’s Funkestra released the album A Very Funky Christmas. Visit www.stefanredtenbacher.com. 

Julian Graciano

Julián Graciano of Buenos Aires, Argentina, released the CD Caminos with his Tango En Tres trio. 


Bleu of Los Angeles, CA, completed a successful PledgeMusic campaign to fund his fifth album To Hell with You

Paulo Tozzi

Pianist Paulo Tozzi of São Paulo, Brazil, has released two albums: a CD of duos and trios and a solo piano CD. 

Walter Gross

Walter Gross, of Brooklyn, NY, EMI Music’s senior director of digital marketing, announced Blue Note Records’ new Spotify App.  

Alfredo Villela

Alfredo Villela of Marblehead, MA, released the CD Detachment, an album of shamanic music created to assist those seeking to quit addictive or destructive behaviors. Blending old and new instrumentation, Villela plays pre-Hispanic Mexican instruments as well as synthesziers.

Oscar Feldman

Saxophonist Oscar Feldman of New York City released his debut album, Oscar e Familia. He also plays with Berklee faculty member Dave Samuels and his Caribbean Jazz Project. Visit www.oscarfeldman.ar. 

Roy Shakked

In September Roy Shakked, of Silver Lake, CA, under the moniker Holmes, released the album Complication Simplified. Visit www.sweetholmes.com.