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.
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.
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.