Thomas Snow

Pianist Thomas Snow of Portland, ME, and his trio released the live CD Duke’s Diamonds: An Ellington Celebration, featuring Ralph Norris on saxophone and Marshall Wood on bass. Visit

Doug MacDonald

Doug MacDonald of Union, NJ, has joined Deep Root Analytics as the vice president of Business Development in New York. He is a member of the board of trustees for the nonprofit Music for All Seasons.

Doug Gerry

Doug Gerry of Pasadena, CA, coproduces the GuitarWank podcast, featuring guitarists Bruce Forman and Scott Henderson. Visit

Gary Schutt

Gary Schutt of Tampa, FL, is releasing the two-disc rock opera Under Sedation. Visit

Kelley Bolduc (aka Kelley B.)

Kelley Boulduc ’90

Kelley Bolduc (aka Kelley B.) of Dorchester, MA, celebrated the 25th anniversary of her reggae band Hot Like Fire. She recorded an instrumental trumpet CD titled More Trumpet, featuring faculty members Matt Jenson, Winston Maccow, and Sean Skeete.

John Baldwin

John Baldwin of Virginia Beach, VA, submitted his album Six String Slinger for Grammy consideration. He toured with the American Rogues and the Irish dance musical Rockin’ Road to Dublin. Baldwin’s music was heard on the TV shows FBI Takedown 101 and Monsters and Mysteries in America. Visit

Andrew Sherman

Andrew Sherman of Brooklyn, NY, is owner and COO of Butter Music & Sound. In 2015, the company won the following awards: Canne Lion; three Andy Awards; Ciclope Festival award; Gold LIA award; and an AICP Award. The team includes Ian Jeffreys ’98, Max Schad ’13, Joel Dean ’04, and Mike McAllister.

Ingrid Jensen

Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen of Ossining, NY, and producer and keyboardist Jason Miles released the album Kind Of New, featuring guitarist Nir Felder ’06.

Doug Hammer

Doug Hammer '89

Doug Hammer of Lynn, MA, released Christmas Lights, his 10th album, which was featured on Pandora Premieres. He recently performed at Carnegie Hall, debuting a song from his other 2015 album, Haiku. Visit

Donny McCaslin

Tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin of Brooklyn, NY, performed with the late David Bowie and appears on Bowie’s final album, Blackstar.