Nate Jolley (BM ’09, Jazz Percussion) was featured in this month’s issue of Hollywood Weekly, as their cover story. The article talks about his career, past, and his experiences in recording and producing.
The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has announced winners of their Individual Artist Award, which include Peabody alumni and faculty. Faculty artist Blake Meister (BM ’08, Jazz Double Bass), incoming faculty artist Kris Funn, and alumni Todd Simon (BM ’07, Jazz Piano) and Patrick McMinn (MM ’12, Computer Music) all received top prizes in their categories. Samuel Burt (MM ’05, Composition), Byung Kang (BM ’14, GPD ’16, Jazz Percussion), and Russell Kirk (BM ’05, Jazz Saxophone) were awarded second prizes. Third prizes were awarded to Adam Rosenblatt (BM ’10, Percussion; KSAS BS ’10, Molecular/Cellular Biology) and incoming faculty artist Warren Wolf, vibes.
Devin Gray (BM ’06, Jazz Percussion) has released a new single, “Meta Cache.” The single is now available.
Peabody junior Anthony Peña, studying recording arts and computer music, has signed his recording group June Pastel with The Native Sound, an independent recording label. Their album will be released this summer, and features Peabody students, including jazz pianist Troy Long, jazz percussionist Kayin Scanterbury, Sean McFarland (’17, Composition), and John Murphy. This group will also be on an East Coast Tour in March.
Preparatory alum Warren Wolf, vibes, will join the Dave Stryker Quintet for a concert on Sunday, April 8, at 5:00 pm at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This concert is presented through the Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society.