Franck Amsallem

In June 2011, Franck Amsallem of Arcueil, France, conducted the Koln - based WDR Big Band in a program of original music. A pianist, Amsallem recently toured South and Central America, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Visit www.amsallem.com.

 

Marc Muller

Guitarist Marc Muller of Neptune, NJ, played on Bruce Springsteen’s album Wrecking Ball and on Laura Bell Bundy’s song “Giddy on Up.” Muller is also playing with Dead on Live, a Grateful Dead tribute act. Visit www.marcmuller.com.

Tom Hambridge

In February, drummer Tom Hambridge of Nashville, TN, played at the star-studded event “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues” concert. Hambridge also produced and co- wrote songs and played drums for Buddy Guy’s Grammy-winning album Living Proof. He also produced George Thorogood’s CD 2120 South Michigan Avenue. Visit www.tomhambridge.com.

 

Luis Disla

Saxophonist Luis Disla of Hollywood, FL, released the album The Prophecy, featuring Abraham Laboriel ’72, Alex Acuna, Steve Gadd, Nestor Torres, and Tito Puente Jr. Visit www.luisdisla.com.

 

Fabien Degryse

Fabien Degryse of Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium, released the acoustic solo guitar CD Fingerswingin’. He teaches jazz guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Visit www.fabiendegryse.com.

Ryan Shore ’96

By 
Mark Small

It’s the day after the 2012 Grammy Awards broadcast, and composer Ryan Shore is wide awake—even though he has had only two hours’ sleep.

Scott Robinson

Saxophonist Scott Robinson of Teaneck, NJ, and ScienSonic Laboratories were recognized on the New York City Jazz Record’s Best of 2011 list of in the Concerts of the Year category.

 

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.

 

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