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.

Dana Acker

The Acker Bros, featuring bassist Dana Acker of West Roxbury, MA, and guitarist Victor Acker ’88 of South Weymouth, MA, released the CD Henry Dreams of Tornadoes with help from Dino Govoni ’83, Linsey Govoni ’10, and Alberto Netto ’93.

 

Doug Hammer

The album Travels by pianist and composer Doug Hammer of Lynn, MA, was critically hailed by Whisperings Solo Piano Radio and the Reviews New Age website. Visit www.doughammer.net.

 

Ricky Jordan

Guitarist Ricky Jordan of Killingworth, CT, runs Ricky Jordan’s Guitar Instruction in Guilford, CT. Visit www.rickyjordansguitarinstruction.com.

 

Alumni Beat

Spring break is a busy time for the alumni affairs team. During the week of March 19, the college hosted events in Austin TX, Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, and Los Angeles, CA.

Frederick Moehn

Frederick Moehn of New York City penned the book Contemporary Carioca: Technologies of Mixing in a Brazilian Music Scene for Duke University Press.

Tony Graci

The song “Woman I Am” by Tony Graci of Franklin, TN, was featured in the Cinemax series The Girl’s Guide to Depravity. Graci was also the composer and drummer for an Emmy Award winning documen- tary soundtrack in 2008. Visit www.tonygraci.com.

Tom Castonzo

Tom Castonzo of Fort Wayne, IN, a software engineer at Sweetwater Sound, released the music technology dictionary SweetWords. Visit www.tomcastonzo.com.

 

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