Jaleel Shaw

Saxophonist Jaleel Shaw of Paterson, NJ, and drummer Kendrick Scott ’03 performed on the soundtrack for the Don Cheadle film Miles Ahead, with contributions from Robert Glasper.

Kai Narezo

Kai Narezo ’99

Kai Narezo of Los Angeles, CA, released the flamenco album Contra Tiempo, featuring Jorge Perez Gonzalez ’12, Tuti Fernandez ’01, and Sean Gould ’93. Narezo cowrote the book A Compás: The Flamenco Guitar Survival Guide. Visit kainarezo.com.

Peter Kelly

Peter Kelly of New York City released Don’t Let Me Be Alone, an album of original pop music. The track “Fear of Landing” appeared in the film #50Fathers. Visit peterkellymusic.com.

Gerard Salonga

Gerard Salonga ’98

Gerard Salonga of Parañaque City, Philippines, will conduct the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in a March collaboration with the Beach Boys at Hong Kong’s Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Salonga also conducted the orchestra in sold-out concerts featuring music from Harry Potter films.

Antonio Gandía

Antonio Gandía of Pennsauken, NJ, Danilo Gossain ’96, Nacho Maldonado ’97, Justo Morao ’97 and Ippei Morofuji ’97, released Chillociraptor, their debut CD blending jazz, world music and other styles. Visit chillociraptor.com.

Masumi Jones

Drummer Masumi Jones, Takana Miyamoto ’98, and Noriko Ueda ’98 form the group G.G. (formerly the Groovin’ Girls). Their album Ruby Road is available on iTunes. Visit masumijones.com.

Eduardo Lopes

Eduardo Lopes of Cascais, Portugal, is music chair at the University of évora. He released the CD Musicking Shapes, with music based on graphic scores from John Cage and Theresa Sauer.

Manfred Junker

Manfred Junker ’96
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Stefan Postius

Manfred Junker of Konstanz, Germany, released his 12th recording titled After All These Years, an album of solo guitar renditions of Paul Simon songs. Visit manfredjunker.com.

Christian Fabian

Bassist Christian Fabian of Belleville, NJ, is the codirector of the New Lionel Hampton Big Band. They perform the repertoire of the late Hampton, a vibes legend and bandleader.

Jeremy Esposito

Jeremy Esposito of Cummington, MA, wrote and published a book on the history of drum company Walberg and Auge. In 2014 he reestablished the company as a nonprofit for historical and educational purposes. Visit walbergandauge.com.