Guitarist Rick Stone of Brooklyn, NY, released his fifth album, Fractals, a trio album featuring a mix of original compositions and jazz standards. It also features Marco Panascia '02 on bass. Visit www.rickstone.com.
Anthony J. Resta of Westford, MA, and his band Electrons wrote music for a seven-minute film for David Lynch and for the TV show Burn Notice. He is also coproducing the new Michael Chiklis Band album, released a remix of the Duran Duran single "Girl Panic!," and co-wrote the Minky Starshine single "Cinematic Mojo." Visit www.bopnique.com.
Saxophonist and composer Frank Macchia of Burbank, CA, arranged and produced his band Swamp Thang's new self-titled album. Other alumni in the band include Eric Jensen '79 and Tom Lockett '80. Visit www.frankmacchia.net.
Guitarist Gerry Beaudoin of Waltham, MA, and his group gave a clinic and concert at the North Shore Jazz Project in September 2011 to benefit jazz education in schools. Their new CD is titled The Return.