James Austin Wyle of Nashville, TN, performed with the Wyle Band at Summer NAMM 2015 and on Balcony TV. The group’s song “Child of the Night” was also featured in the new comedy show Odd Mom Out on the Bravo channel. Visit thewyleband.com.
Michael Vongova of New York City was commissioned by the United Nations to write a piano concerto in commemoration of its 70th anniversary. The work was premiered in New York City in May and was performed in Carnegie Hall in September. Visit michaelvongova.com.
Gregorio Uribe of Brooklyn, NY, and the Gregorio Uribe Big Band released the album Cumbia Universal. The group performed in October at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. Visit gregoriouribebigband.com.
Jamie Lynn Fletcher of Greenleaf, WI, released the album My Desire of You. One of the album’s songs was nominated for the 2015 Independent Music Awards in the Jazz with Vocals category. Visit jamielynnfletcher.com.
Timothy Driscoll of Austin, TX, and his band Dead Earth Politics won the Austin Chronicle’s award for best erforming band: metal for the third straight year. In March they released the EP Men Become Gods. Visit deadearthpolitics.com.