Donny McCaslin

Saxophonist Donny McCaslin of Brooklyn, NY, released the EDM-influenced album Fast Future via Greenleaf Music. Visit

Mike Dobkowski (aka Karttikeya)

Mike Dobkowski (aka Karttikeya) of Princeton, NJ, released the CD The Transcendent State with Vincent Pierce Smith and the group Turiya. He recorded and mixed the album at Music Together Studios, a facility that he manages. Visit

Satoko Fujii

Satoko Fujii ’87
Satoko Fujii ’87
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Kazue Yokai

Satoko Fujii of Tokyo, Japan, and the Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin released the album Ichigo Ichie. She also released the Satoko Fujii Tobira album Yamiyo Ni Karasu, and appeared on the recording Uminari by Kaze. Visit

Joe Doyle

Joe Doyle ’87
Joe Doyle ’87
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Tanner Roman

Joe Doyle of Nashville, TN, penned the Alabama song “In Pictures,” which Craig Wayne Boyd, last year’s winner of The Voice performed. It debuted at number three on the Billboard country sales chart. Visit

Joel Goodman

Joel Goodman of Topanga, CA, won the Society of Composers and Lyricists’ Spotlight Award in recognition of his work at the Tribeca Film Festival. He scored the Ken Burns film Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, as well as Dirty Weekend, Prescription Thugs, and Harry & Snowman. Visit

Ray DiVirgilio

Ray DiVirgilio of Newark, DE, the band director at John the Beloved School in WIlmington, and has led student groups to top honors in competitions.

Emiel van Egdom

Emiel van Egdom of Snyder, NY, has worked with Paula Knooren and singer Estella Martiko, who will release an album in October. He has also worked on movies by Jo Dautzenberg. Visit

Paul Sciaba

Paul Sciaba of Wakefield, MA, released the album Johann Sebastian Bach Collection for Guitar, featuring his renditions of Bach transcriptions by William Leavitt. Visit

Billy James

Billy James of Asheville, NC, has provided background vocals and percussion for music by Yes vocalist Jon Anderson. His PR company Glass Onyon does publicity for top jazz, rock, and pop artists.

Karen DeBiasse

Karen DeBiasse of Somerville, MA, is the vocalist for the band Girl on Top. They released a cover of the Ozzy Osbourne song “I Don’t Want to Stop.”