Ruben Geerman

Ruben Geerman of Oakland, CA, is building the band program for the KIPP Bayview Academy in San Francisco. Previously he worked for 20 years in the Miami–Dade County, FL, public-school system.


Rachelle Ferrell

Vocalist Rachelle Ferrell of Marina del Ray, CA, was the subject of a recent feature story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.


Jonathan R. Lax

Writer Jonathan R. Lax of Summit, NJ, interviewed jazz artist Freddie Hendrix for the February issue of the British publication the Brass Herald.


Cliff Latshaw

On February 1, Cliff Latshaw of Pahrump, NV, was granted a patent application in the United Kingdom for an electronic bass tube preamplifier. Visit


Scott Grimaldi

Scott Grimaldi of Fords, NJ, has been getting a lot of airplay for his latest smooth-jazz album The Color of Midnight. Visit


Dexter Alan Wise Sr.

Saxophonist Dexter Alan Wise Sr. of Atlanta, GA, recently released the album Feel the Power on Audio Re-evolution Records.


Josh Sklair

Josh Sklair of Culver City, CA, worked as the musical director, guitarist, and arranger for singer Etta James for over 25 years, earning two Grammys for producing and playing on her albums. He appears on her final studio album The Dreamer. Visit www.

Tod Cooper

Tod Cooper of Bell Canyon, CA, supervised the music for the film musical Lucky Stiff, featuring songs by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.


Harrison Goldberg

Harrison Goldberg of Gualala, CA, developed and presented an interactive program on creativity to a group of businessmen in Sonoma and Mendocino counties in California.


Steve Gilligan

Singer/songwriter Steve Gilligan of Milton, MA, released his first solo album project, Jacob’s Well. For more information, visit