Saxophonist Jim Cameron studied with Lee Konitz and Jackie McLean. He has performed in Italy, France, Portugal, England, Japan Hawaii, and Canada. He can be heard on recordings from labels such as Brownstone, GMRecords, ARecords and SeaBreeze Jazz. A new duo recording with guitarist Gary Wittner on which Jim plays soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxes is due for release in Spring 2011.Carl Pehrsson -
Carl studied accordion with Eric Olzen from age 9-16, then moved on to piano exploration.
Carl has performed with numerous bands in New England such as Crosswinds Jazz Quintet (PrescottPark, Ceres St. Fair); The Beach Cowboys (Market Square Day); The Busters (Cocheco Arts Festival); The Del Rays; The Freddy Dame Band; The Fabulous Spellbounds Reunion Band (Portsmouth Blues Festival); The Jennifer Thayer Project.
Testing the Waters
3D -Take 1
as sideman and brass section arranger:
The Original Believers - Freddy Dame
Studied at the Ramsdell Drum School. Bat has played with Patti Labelle, Little Richard, The Spinners, Johnny Nash, and Jerry Lee Lewis, among other national performers.
In the 1960's Bat was the drummer in Al Rubin's 'Mix Media Light Show' band, which opened for The Who, Richie Havens, The Blues Project, and The Rascals at the Village Theater.
Over the years Bat has worked locally with Sweet Roy Jones, Sharon Jones, Unlimited Blues Band, The Dave Berry Band, Ray DeMarco Band, Richard Gardzina Trio, TJ Wheeler Kan-Tu Blues Band, and many other musicians.
Bat has also been involved in theater bands in Boston and Maine and done numerous recording session in Boston and New Mexico.Jim Reardon -
Jim Reardon has played bass with the Ya Right Real Book band, the outrageous Drink Breaks, the unforgettable Mad Cows and the Stage Door Horns. He currently jams with the Goodwin Street Jazz band and the Chronic Jazz Syndrome.
He's looking for a good weight plan.
Wayne Mogel's music career began in elementary school the day the band teacher was looking for a sixth grader with arms long enough to play the trombone. He played all through his school years, discovered jazz at 16 and learned the art of playing it through friends and teachers, and by playing with local bands.
He was accepted at Berklee School of Music in Boston, studying trombone under Phil Wilson. While there, he played in numerous Motown-style R&B bands which backed touring singers including Patty LaBelle, The Platters and The Three Degrees.
In 1969 Wayne was invited to tour with the Glenn Miller Band under the direction of Buddy Defranco. That was followed by four years of service with the Air Force Band based in Colorado.
After the service, San Francisco beckoned and for the next 12 years he played mainly Big-Band Swing and with Salsa Bands.
Since 1987 he has lived in New Hampshire and stays busy playing Top 40 Rock, Dixieland, Big Band Swing, Jazz, Musical Theater , and writing arrangements for a variety of groups. Dave Umstead -
Presently the band director at Hollis-Brookline High School in Hollis, NH, Dave Umstead conducts six ensembles and teaches music elective courses. Previously Dave taught in Manchester (NH) public schools and directed the Plymouth State University Jazz Band as well as Jazz Ensemble II at the University of Louisville.
Dave has served as a faculty member as several summer music programs and has worked on the staff at James Aebersold's Summer Jazz Workshops. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, VA, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
Dave studied composition with Phil Wilson and John LaBerbera and has had his work performed by numerous school ensembles and professional musicians. As a trumpeter, Dave has worked with brass quintets, orchestras, pit orchestras, wind bands jazz bands, jazz combos and fusion/rock groups. When Dave is not teaching, writing or performing music, he enjoys lifting weights, making omelets and learning about skyscrapers.