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.
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 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.
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.