JooWan Kim and the Ensemble Mik Nawooj received a Google AdWords Grant, giving the band a monthly stipend to share its music. In October, the band will be in residency at Zoo Labs, where they will record their second album. Visit ensemblemiknawooj.com.
Jonathan Geer of Austin, TX, is the pianist and composer for the nuevo tango ensemble Austin Piazzolla Quintet. The group released its third self-titled album featuring four compositions by Geer. Visit apqtango.com.
Bob Reynolds of Los Angeles, CA, cofounded the Inside: Outside Retreat for Saxophonists. He was also featured in an August 19 New York Times article called “The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t.” Visit bobreynoldsmusic.com.
Sean McGowan of Denver, CO, released an album of music from My Fair Lady. He also performed at festivals including the Swannanoa Guitar Week in Asheville, NC, and Alex de Grassi’s Guitar Workshop in Caspar, CA. Visit seanmcgowanguitar.com.
Richard Furch of Sherman Oaks, CA, recorded and mixed Tyrese’s Black Rose album. It opened at number one on Billboard magazine’s 200, hip-hop and r&b charts, Apple Music and iTunes. He also mixed BJ the Chicago Kid’s album on Motown Records. Visit richardfurch.com.