Robert Selitto

Robert Selitto of Matawan, NJ, won an Emmy for sound mixing for the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary show. For the past 27 years he has been the show’s front-of-house sound engineer. He recently did sound engineering for Harry Connick Jr.’s daytime talk show.

Roby Pantall

Roby Pantall of Rogers, AR, released his first jazz guitar trio CD Elysian Fields on iTunes. He teaches at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

Jonathan R. Lax

Jonathan R. Lax of Summit, NJ, performed at the Festival of Trumpets concert during the 40th anniversary of the International Trumpet Guild Conference. He also interviewed trumpeter Claudio Roditi ’70 for the October 2015 issue of The Brass Herald.

Vernon Holloman

Guitarist and vocalist Vernon Holloman of Hayes, VA, is the owner and program director of, which features numerous forms of jazz.

Liz Ficalora

Liz Ficalora ’78

Liz Ficalora of Nashville, TN, author of How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart, has created a Web-based software program called Drum Chart Builder for creating and using drum charts on any device. Visit

Rob Mounsey

Rob Mounsey of Brooklyn, NY, created arrangements for the following projects: James Taylor’s Before This World, the Cincinnati Pops’ American Originals concert, Universal France’s We Love Disney, and Eddy Mitchell’s Big Band release. Last summer he was the music director for Idina Menzel’s Asian and European tours. Visit

John Scofield

Joe Lovano ’72 and John Scofeld ’73

John Scofield of Katonah, NY, released the album Past Present with his 1990s band featuring Joe Lovano ’72, Bill Stewart, and Larry Grenadier. He also performed duo dates with Jon Cleary. Visit

Mark Elf

Guitarist Mark Elf was featured on WMKY’s Sunday Night Jazz Showcase in Morehead, KY. He recently toured the Pacific Northwest and West Coast. Visit

Greg Abate

Greg Abate of Coventry, RI, released the last live album featuring the late Phil Woods and the Tim Ray Trio titled Kindred Sprits: Live at Chan’s. Woods passed away September 29, 2015. Visit

Bill Kuriger

Bill Kuriger of Fitchburg, MA, plays drums with the band Crossroads in the New England Area.