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. joshsklair.com.

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 www.ldsteve.com.

 

Bill Gibson

Trombonist Bill Gibson of Sioux Falls, SD, was recently appointed as the musical director for Cunard Cruise Lines. He is also a clinician for Edwards trombones.

 

Bill Frisell

On April 19, guitarist Bill Frisell of Seattle, WA, was announced as a win- ner of a large cash award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Bruce Garnitz

Bruce Garnitz of Los Angeles, CA, and his band performed on camera for an episode of the Cartoon Network TV show Childrens Hospital. Garnitz also released the CD Thin Ice. Visit www.brucegarnitz.com.

Jerry Velona

Jerry Velona of Arlington, MA, released the two-song CD Little Loaded, including a cover of the Beatles song “Little Child” and an original titled “Locked Out and Loaded.” Featured on the disc are Kevin Barry ’88, Marty Richards ’85, Anthony Vitti ’86, and Zac Casher ’90. Visit www.jerryvelona.com.

Charlie Borzillire

After suffering a stroke, Charlie Borzillire of Silver Creek, NY, is awaiting a Selmer tenor saxophone adapted to allow access to the full range of the horn with only the left hand. Borzillire is a member of the New Horizons Band of Western New York.

 

Steve Sternberg

In December 2011, pianist Steve Sternberg of Tallahassee, FL, provided the music for the 1926 silent movie The Flying Ace featuring elements of popular music of the era. Visit www.stevesternberg.com.

 

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