Ted Trimble has taught, toured and recorded with some of the greatest musicians of our time.
He is originally from Portland, Oregon. His first experience at the international level was with
native American tenor sax player Jim Pepper, who he played with for seven years up and down
the west coast and in New York. Ted was one of the most in demand bassists on the west coast
and did many pickup jobs with greats coming through the area, such as: Richie Cole, Sonny Stitt,
Red Garland, to name a few. He also worked for KOAC radio in Portland in the Ceta big band.
Ted moved to New York in 1982 and studied at City College with Ron Carter, Sheila Jordan,
Jimmy Heath and Joe Chambers while freelancing in New York and overseas. Ted has taught at
the Drummers Collective in NYC with Mike Clark, at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague,
Netherlands, and teaches privately as well. Ted has worked with: Junior Cook, Larry Coryell,
Jack Wallrath, Woody Shaw, Dexter Gordon, Philly Joe Jones, Stanley Cowell, Mike Clark,
Bennie Maupin, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, Ed Blackwell, Chet Baker, Sheila Jordan, Jack
Wilkins, Kenny Werner, Tom Harold, Steve Grossman, Dave Liebman, Mark Copeland, Al
Foster, Dave Kikoski, Joey Calderazzo, Smitty Smith, Joe Locke, Clifford Jordan, Jeff 'Tain'
Watts, Buster Williams, Joe Chambers, The Artie Shaw Orchestra, The Lionel Hampton
Orchestra, Obo Addy and Armando Perazza, Cal Tjader, and many many others.
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Tim Fox graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Music Education. He has
played trumpet and/or piano in the Chicago/Milwaukee area, in Colorado' s Western Slope
area, and on the road, with "The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra," under the direction of Buddy
Morrow. He is currently a freelance musician, and a member of the Mesa State College Faculty
Jazz Quartet. Tim also facilitates, with the generous support of Jazz Aspen Snowmass, the
Roaring Fork Jazz Workshop. For more information, go to http://roaringforkjazz.org. When Tim
was a young teenager, he first heard Chet Baker, and has, ever since, emulated Chet's
lyricism,phrasing, and use of space. The opportunity to perform and hang out with Artt Frank,
Chet's friend and drummer, has also greatly inspired Tim's playing.
Nancy Kelly’s vocal style is a study in phrasing, style and swing. She has earned many awards
and enlisted fans from around the globe. She began her musical career at age four in her
hometown of Rochester, New York, with piano lessons. She continued her music studies to
include clarinet, drama and dance. When she enrolled at the Eastman School of Music, she
decided to concentrate on voice. At sixteen, she formed a combo and performed at clubs
around Rochester. In the early 70s, she joined a rock band as lead singer and went on tour of
the East Coast and the Midwest. Enjoying the freedom to improvise, she gravitated to jazz,
forming her own group. As a jazz artist, she's performed on the West Coast, in the Far East and
Europe. She performs regularly in New York City at the most prestigious clubs: The Blue Note,
Birdland, and Dizzy’s Coca Cola club at Lincoln Center. She has appeared at numerous jazz
festivals and has sung with various symphony orchestras around the country.
Nancy was twice named “Best Female Jazz Vocalist” in the Down Beat Readers’ Poll.
She has recorded four CDs, the most recent being “Well Alright" with guest tenor saxophonist
Houston Person. Nancy Kelly continues to dazzle audiences with her take-no-prisoners, back-to-
the-roots swinging style. In a market place where wispy voices and shallow emotions abound,
Ms. Kelly is a breath of fresh air…or should we say, smoky air; she takes us back to the time
when jazz – and that includes vocal jazz -- was an authentic expression of real emotion.
Steven grew up in Los Angeles California and became pro guitar player at age 17. Nominated
several years for best guitar and Pedal steel player by the Academy of Country Music, he was
soon one of the most sought after session players in LA. He toured for several years with major
recording artist around the world from Christian to Country before settling fulltime into music
production. Founder of Swinford Music Productions Inc. Steven has produced artists such as:
Lacy J. Dalton, Digital Underground, Steve Miller, Maile Misajon (Eden's Crush), Sam Moore,
Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Righteous Brothers, Clint Holmes, Billy Ray Cyrus and many
more.Steven is currently working on creating and producing music for film and television. He
owns an extensive catalog and has licensed music world wide for Motion Picture and television,
including "Shadowlands" score starring Gary Busey, "Burrough of Kings" (Lions Gate Films) and
a variety of other projects ranging from A&E specials to documentaries and television
Michael Ridley is an internationally known trumpet player. His work has spanned many years
including playing with the US Army 266th Band; Rhythm and Blues experience with such greats
as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Michael's jazz experience is
just as rich working with Archie Shepp, Cal Massey, Sam Wooding, Frank Foster and many
others. Micheal is a well respected friend of Chet Baker Foundation Director Artt Frank. He is a
jazz educator and lives in Jamaica, New York. Michael also assisted Lee Morgan with the music
preparation for the "SIDEWINDER DATE" and shared my trumpet that he played. "OBIE
AWARD" 'SLAVESHIP" musical director in N.Y.C. and Europe. Archie Shepp/Cal Massey "Attic
Blues" music Faculty Rutgers/Livinston College Brooklyn L.I.U. ANDRE DESHIELDS, "Louie
Armstrong "West End Blues". Ridley played with ARTT FRANK on several occasions.
Mike Metheny is a native of Lee's Summit, Missouri. From 1971 to 1974, he was a member of
the U.S. Army Field Band in Washington D.C., and in 1976 he became a faculty member at
Boston's Berklee College of Music, a position he held for six years. While in Boston from 1976
to 1989, Mike led his own Boston-based jazz quartet, appearing in numerous club, concert
and festival settings across New England and the U.S. He has also released eight solo albums
and has appeared on many others as a sideman. Today, Mike is a freelance performer,
educator and music journalist in the Kansas City area and is the former editor (1994-2003) of
Kansas City's Jazz Ambassador Magazine.
Barbara Dennerlein: Internationally celebrated Hammond organ virtuoso. Her CDs have won
numerous awards, including the German Record Critics Award. Her CD "Take Off"
(Verve/Universal) even reached number 1 in the jazz charts and was the best-selling German
jazz album of the year. Barbara Dennerlein belongs to the small circle of German artists of
international repute. On her recordings and in her concerts, she stands out as a member of a
new generation of jazz musicians, and is regarded by her peers and her audiences alike as
one of the leading representatives of her instrument, the legendary Hammond B3.
Whether playing on B3 or on pipe organ; whether playing solo, or in duo, trio, quartet, quintet,
or even with full orchestra backup, Barbara Dennerlein is in a class of her own; she is without
question the First Lady of the organ.
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY is an insatiable creative spirit. As a champion of the great
American Songbook, she has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger,
actress, educator, TV host and producer. A born entertainer, her unique singing style blends
jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as
well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for
Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing
the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer
whose songs are featured on five of Barbra Streisand's recent CD's. The only composer to
have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland
and Barbara Carroll to name a few.
An A-list baritone man for over three decades, Roger Rosenberg studied at Indiana University,
The New England Conservatory of Music, and under the tutelage of players like Phil Woods
and composers like Harold Seletsky. He has worked with a stunning list of greats; do the
names Tito Puente, Buddy Rich, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Janet Lawson, Miles Davis, Quincy
Jones, John Scofield, Sarah Vaughn, Gerry Mulligan, Michael Brecker, The New York
Philharmonic, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Bob Mintzer, Eddie Palmieri, David Lahm, Tom
Scott, and T.S. Monk ring a bell? Add another 40 or so heavyweight names in jazz, latin, and
pop, and you've got a start on Roger's resume. Roger is based in New York City, where he
teaches, plays on Broadway and in the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and gigs with his
Grammy Award winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is fluent in at least four musical
languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a
Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad; with equal power and grace. Granted
political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call
Miami, Florida home. A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was
born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two
years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz.
Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to
catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World’s most
acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical
artist, pianist and composer.
Dan Griffin is one of Arizona's finest guitarists. As a student of the instrument for 42 years,
including a stint a North Texas where he was lucky enough to study with legendary guitarists
such as Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis. Throughout his career Dan has appeared
onstage with numerous musical greats including BeBop Legend Artt Frank, a stint in New York
with bassist Phil Bowler, contemporary artists such as Steve Laury and Brian Bromberg, as
well as mainstream artists such as Chris Issak, Steven Tyler, and Donny Osmond. Mr. Griffin
has authored 2 method books, Melodic Compounds", and " Open String Voicings for Jazz
guitar". These days Mr. Griffin divides his time between playing the "Good Rooms" in Arizona,
teaching a few lucky students, Composing and arranging contemporary jazz originals, and
arranging the occasional Mozart sonata for his 8 string classical guitar.
Joanne Grauer is a well respected pianist originally from Los Angeles,Calif. She has
accompanied Andy Williams, Paul Williams, Michel Le Grande, Little Anthony and the
Imperials, The Lennon Sisters and Michael Feinstein. Joanne has also performed with Jazz
Guitarist Gabor Szabo and Bud Shank and The Louie Bellson Orchestra. Her movie credits
include piano solo work in Nine 1/2 Weeks, Lady Sings the Blues, and Alice Doesn't Live here
Anymore. She has coached movie stars for their roles in films including Ellen Burstyn and
Clint Eastwood. Joanne was one of the guest pianists on the Marian McPartland PBS award
winning radio series "Piano Jazz".
Alec Katz is a Pianist /composer/ arranger based in Israel and active on a local jazz scene. He
has performed with Donald Harrison, Slide Hampton, Eric Alexander, Walter Blanding, Stefon
Harris, Jeanne Bryson, Jean Loup Longnon, Chuck Israels and Arnie Lawrence and other
international artists. Alec spent a few years living in The Nederlands during his studies at the
Royal Conservatory The Hague, Holland (Frans Elsen, Barry Harris); he is also an active
Valerie Joyce has been performing as a musician on the Seattle music scene since 1994.
Born in Japan to an American father and Japanese mother, she was exposed to classical
music through her mother's piano playing and extensive record collection. She majored in
Music Business. She was awarded a classical piano scholarship there and studied piano
with Dr. Steven Moore and Dr. Duane Hulbert for four years. At college she sang in the
vocal jazz choir directed by Dr. Moore and in her junior and senior years played piano in the
college jazz band directed by Syd Potter. As a pianist in the big band, she even had the
opportunity to play and perform with Stanley Turrentine. She took jazz improvization classes
during the summer at the University of Washington with Michael Brockman and attended the
Port Townsend Workshop and studied with Jay Clayton.
Philip Catherine has been on the forefront of the European jazz scene since the sixties. He
has worked with great artists like Lou Bennett, Billy Brooks, Edgar Bateman, John Lee, Gerry
Brown, Jean Luc Ponty, Larry Coryell, Alphonse Mouzon, Charlie Mariano, Niels Henning
Orsted Pedersen, Kenny Drew, Dexter Gordon, Toots Thielemans, Stéphane Grappelli,
Charles Mingus, Chet Baker, Tom Harrell, the rock group Focus. His unique approach and
sound, his dedication to music and, above all, the highly emotional lyricism of expression in his
playing and in his music, have been important and influential.