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.

Deanna DellaCioppa

Deanna DellaCioppa of Tarzana, CA, has worked with Céline Dion, Nick Jonas, and Lea Michele. She performed on Disney’s Lion Guard and did a series of commercials for Big Lots.

Shane Adams

Songwriter Shane Adams of Nashville, TN, was recognized by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with a 2015 Top Ten Hitmaker Award. Visit artistaccelerator.com.

John Montagna


John Montagna ’94

Bassist John Montagna of Brooklyn, NY, created the theme music and bumpers for the WTF with Marc Maron podcast. He has toured with Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, and the Turtles. Visit johnmontagna.com.

“Metal” Mike Chlasciak

“Metal” Mike Chlasciak of Wayne, NJ, presented the 2015 Metal for Life Workshop series, based on his column of the same name in Guitar World magazine. It was sponsored by D’Addario Strings. Visit metalmike.net.

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