Michael Brothers ’87 (music performance and percussion) released his first album as a leader on Jan. 4, 2016, on the Girod Record label. Reunion features fellow College of Music and Media alumni Matt Lemmler ’90 (jazz piano) and Tim Aucoin ’84 (music education and bass), M.M. ’87, and has received critical acclaim and airplay on more than 270 stations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia, including the syndicated radio programs Jazz After Hours on Public Radio International and Jazz with Greg Bridges on Jazz Network/WFMT Radio Network. Reunion reached No. 26 on the CMJ New Music Report Jazz Top 40 and No. 49 on the JazzWeek Top 50.
Reunion is on the First Ballot for the 59th GRAMMY® Awards in several categories including Best Jazz Instrumental Album; Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical; Record Of The Year and Album Of The Year.