Tommy Smith

Saxophonist Tommy Smith of Larkhall, Scotland, released the album Karma, named best album in the 2012 Scottish Jazz Awards. Visit www.tommysmith.co.uk. 

Kevin Kastning

Kevin Kastning of Groton, MA, released an album with Mark Wingfield titled An Illustrated Silence. Visit www.kevinkastning.com. 

Michael Castaldo

On October 8, Michéal Castaldo of New York, NY, performed his single “Pray’r” live on television in Manhattan’s Columbus Day Parade. Visit www.michealcastaldo.com. 

Scott Schroen

Scott Schroen of Alpharetta, GA, and his Frank Zappa tribute act Ugly Radio Rebellion, released two DVDs and gave a Zappa clinic at ROCKU. His article “Zappa Survivor” was published in the European Online Music magazine. 

Pengbian Sang

Pengbian Sang of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, worked on the album Retro Jazz, featuring jazz, bossa nova, and funk versions of 12 iconic songs from the Dominican Republic. The album also featured work by Dan Cantor, Jonathan Wyner, and Federico Mendez ’00.  

Page Hundemer

Page Hundemer of Corvallis, OR, released Double Stops, a CD of original compositions performed on solo bass guitar. Visit www.pagehundemer.com. 

Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas of Concord, MA, worked with composer Shawn K. Clement ’88 on music for the movie Live Forever: A Ray Bradbury Odyssey

James Stewart

James Stewart of Wilmington, DE, released his third album, Sky Blue. Visit www.jamesstewartrock.com. 

Beth Sass

In August 2012, Beth Sass of Nashville, TN, released the album Knowing Me, coproduced with Jerry Kimbrough. 

Scott Robinson

Saxophonist Scott Robinson of Teaneck, NJ, and his label ScienSonic Laboratories, have partnered with the Space Foundation, which recognizes products that use space technology, or those that enlighten and inspire with space-related themes. He also released the album Bronze Nemesis. Visit www.sciensonic.net. 

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