Lulu Martin

Pianist Lulu Martin of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has played on numerous recordings this year, including those by Rodrigo Lima (Saga), Julio Maya (Portal), and Alfredo Dias Gomes (Looking Back).

Kevin Eubanks

Kevin Eubanks of Bell Canyon, CA, released the album Duets with fellow guitarist Stanley Jordan.

Miller McMillan

Composer, keyboardist, and producer Miller McMillan of Santa Monica, CA, released the contemporary jazz album Bitter Sweet Summer, featuring Lee Curreri, Adam Hawley, and Ricky Rouse.

Mick Gaffney

Mick Gaffney of Parsippany, NJ, is the music director, arranger and guitarist for American Idol finalist Qaasim Middleton.

Marlene Tachoir

Marlene Tachoir of Hendersonville, TN, premiered “The Jazz Mass for World Peace,” last February in Nashville. The musicians included Jerry Tachoir ’76, Rich Adams ’82, Connye Florance, Erica Tachoir, Sam Levine, and Roy Vogt.

Robert Raines

Robert Raines ’77
Robert Raines ’77

Robert Raines of Bluemont, VA, penned the book Composition in the Digital World: Conversations with 21st Century American Composers for Oxford University Press. It features interviews with prominent art music composers. Visit

Rob Mounsey

Rob Mounsey of Brooklyn, NY, arranged and produced Billy Porter’s CD Billy’s Back on Broadway, and wrote and conducted orchestral arrangements for We Love Disney, jazz interpretations of songs from Disney films. He penned orchestrations for James Taylor’s upcoming album in addition to working with Renée Fleming, Gregory Porter, Take 6, Idina Menzel, Ben. E. King, and others. Visit

Steve Sternberg

Steve Sternberg of Tallahassee, FL, performs full time at retirement homes throughout Florida and gives private music instruction. He is also a rental property owner and manager. Visit

Mike Kuvinka

Trumpeter Mike Kuvinka of Allison Park, PA, launched a new website featuring original jazz and free downloads. Visit

Jay Leslie (Lipman)

Jay Leslie (Lipman) of New York City plays saxophone and leads the horn section for Darlene Love. They have appeared on The Colbert Report and are currently touring internationally. Leslie performs with the cabaret show Echoes of Etta and is the musical director for the vocal group the Tokens. Visit