Amina Figarova

Pianist/composer Amina Figarova of Forest Hills, NY, released her new CD Twelve in May and toured Europe and the United States. Visit www.aminafigarova.com.

 

Ivan Bodley

Bassist Ivan Bodley of Brooklyn, NY, has been subbing on the Broadway shows Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark, and Rock of Ages. Visit www.funkboy.net.

 

Bryan Beller

Bassist Bryan Beller of Nashville, TN, recently completed the Midwest leg of a tour with instrumental act the Aristocrats. In addition to Beller, the group features Guthrie Govan (guitar) and Marco Minnemann (drums).

 

Aaron Barber

Aaron Barber of Chicago, IL, collaborated on all the songs for the new release Someday Afternoon by Anna Fermin. The song “Everything Changes” was a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition in the Rock category. Visit www.annafermin.com.

 

Marc Battaglia

Producer and composer Marc Battaglia of Oak Ridge, NJ, has opened the recording studio the Burn Room. Visit www.burnrecording.com.

 

Chrissi Sepe

Chrissi Sepe of Staten Island, NY, has published the novel Bliss, Bliss, Bliss, a tale of a touring singer/songwriter, in paperback and electronic form.

 

Gary Schutt

Guitarist Gary Schutt of Clearwater, FL, played on the Damage Control CD by vocalist Jeff Scott Soto. Visit www. garyschutt.com.

 

Hans Schuman

Drummer Hans Schuman of Brooklyn, NY, and his ensemble Metta Quintet released the recording Big Drum/Small World and toured the United States. Visit www.jazzreach.org.

 

Louis King

Louis King of New York City has written music for ad campaigns and arrangements for the L.A. County Museum of Art tribute to Clint Eastwood and artist John Baldessari.

 

Ira Kaspi

Jazz vocalist Ira Kaspi of Lohja, Finland, released the album You and the Night and the Music. It contains jazz standards and original songs, featuring Kaspi backed by her jazz quintet and the Lohja City Orchestra. Visit www.irakaspi.fi.

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