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Alan Brady

Alan Brady, clarinet, has appeared as a soloist with the Benny Goodman Orchestra, played lead alto with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, and was featured in the orchestras of Ray Charles, Patti Austin, Tommy Tune and Artie Shaw. Alan has also played with the Sammy Kaye Orchestra, the Harry James Orchestra, the New Sousa Band, Joe Gallants Illuminati, and the Walter Thompson Orchestra. He is principal woodwind for the Irondale Theatre Ensemble, and appears with the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble. Since 1996 he has led The Alan Brady Trio, which in 1999 released the CD Threeology. Alan has toured internationally as Principal Clarinet with the Mantovani Orchestra for twelve seasons. He was Principal Woodwind and Orchestra Manager with Seaside Music Theatre in Florida for eleven seasons.
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Jody Espina

Jody Espina, saxophone, has performed sessions, jingles, appeared with Broadway pit orchestras, and played in pop, R&B, funk, and avant-garde groups. He has done numerous sessions for film, television, and CD recordings. Jody is the Coordinator of the Jazz Department at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School where he teaches woodwinds, ensembles and theory. He is an adjunct professor of saxophone and clarinet at Concordia College. Jody has performed and toured with Mel Torme, Milton Berle, Patty Page, Eddie Arnold, Louis Bellson, Don Alias, Bob Moses, Dave Douglas, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble. He is a frequent conductor of Sound painting. Jody is President of JodyJazz Saxophone & Clarinet Mouthpieces.
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Rob Henke

Rob Henke, trumpet, has recorded, performed, and toured with numerous groups including Dr. Nerve, Gary Lucas Fast and Bulbous, The Spirit of Life Ensemble, Marie McAuliffes Ark Sextet, Joe Gallants Illuminati, The Walter Thompson Orchestra, The Henke/Sturm Duo, and Diane Mosers Composers Big Band. He has three recordings as a leader: The Bride, White Paws, and A Tale of Trevor Nor. He recently wrote and recorded a one-act radio play called Listening. Rob also works as an actor and co-director with Good Clean Fun, an educational theater company. He has performed with The Likeable War Criminals at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater, and has worked as a playwright with the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, in residence at St. Clements theater in New York.
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Bohdan Hilash

Bohdan Hilash, clarinet, has toured extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. He regularly performs orchestral music, chamber music, jazz, opera, Broadway musicals, and ethnic music. Bohdan also performs as a soloist. He has appeared at many concert venues and music festivals including Bayreuth, Spoleto, Tokyo, Evian, Lincoln Center, Rome, and Aspen. Bohdan has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, and has worked with conductors Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta and Leonard Slatkin. He is active in the field of contemporary music and has premiered new compositions written for him. Bohdan has performed on numerous recordings and soundtracks for feature films. He has collaborated with theater companies and directors including Lee Breuer and Michael Landon. Bohdan has recorded on the ECM, RCA Victor, Chandos, CRI, Mode, CBC, Finlandia, CCNC, RCA, Capstone, RP, and New World labels.
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Rolf Sturm

Rolf Sturm, guitar, has performed and/or toured with Eddy Arnold, New York-Buenos Aires Connection, Tony Trischka, Billy Martin, The Sturm/Henke Duo, Joe Gallants Illuminati, Giora Feidman, and the Walter Thompson Orchestra. He leads his own New York area group Feed the Meter. He was the featured guitarist in Night Music for John Lennon, which was conducted by its composer, Lukas Foss. Rolf has toured extensively in North America and Europe, which included a performance at the World Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany. He has appeared on soundtracks for both film and television and has released numerous CDs on the Water Street Music label, including a solo guitar album entitled Solo Acoustic. Rolf has appeared as a sideman on recordings by Loudon Wainwright, David Johansen, Glen Velez, Maggie Roach, Dave Douglas, Cameron Brown, Jorma Kaukonen, Steven Bernstein, and members of the Grateful Dead.
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Jim Whitney

Jim Whitney, bass, has performed and/or recorded with The Wayfaring Strangers, The Andy Statman Trio, The Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, The Walter Thompson Orchestra, The Flying Neutrinos, David Grisman, Tony Trischka, Bruce Barth, Alan Dawson, Mark O'Connor, and Tim O'Brien. He has toured in Europe, Japan, Singapore, Israel, Central America, New Zealand, Canada, and much of the U.S. Jim was commissioned to compose two new works for the Wendy Osserman Dance Companys February 2003 performance at the Kitchen in New York. These works were performed and recorded entirely by Jim on string bass and acoustic bass guitar. He taught in the Bass Department at Berklee College of Music from 1994 to 1998. He has appeared on television and movie soundtracks, including the CBS childrens show Blues Clues and the 2002 feature film The Rookie.
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