Bill Rea is a composer, bassist, guitarist and cellist. His musical background and training is unusual and varied. At an early age, he studied the theory and counterpoint methods of Palestrina, Walter Piston, and Paul Hindemith. Primarily self-taught as a composer, his only formal compositional studies were from 1991 to...
Stephen holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Composition from Ohio State University and a Masters in Music in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University. Stephen has achieved great success as a composer and performer. He has been commissioned by various ensembles, such as the Fisk University Jazz Ensemble, to...
Meghan Quinn has been drawing forth melodies and movements from the piano since she was old enough to crawl onto the piano stool. The sounds of the piano would wash her brain with color and she would sit and play as long as she was allowed. Years later she would...
Krystal Johnson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She began singing and playing trumpet at the age of 11 where she soon discovered her love of music. She participated in state-wide competitions with her high school Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. All three groups continuously placed...
About Nick Edelstein
Nick Edelstein is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who has made his living through many avenues in the music industry over the past decade. Born in Deltona, Florida with a highly gifted ear, Nick began formal piano lessons at the age of 4 before going on to receive the Louis Armstrong Jazz...
Patrick Hyland is a musician and composer who specializes in the study, teaching, and performing of the guitar. Patrick started his musical journey at the age of 8 taking private piano lessons and adding private guitar lessons at the age of 13. Patrick continued his piano and guitar music education...
What started as a curious rummage through his father's records of Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Boney James, Kirk Whalum and Grover Washington, birthed the void of a sound that only Marquis Hare could fill. Introduced to music at the young age of five, Marquis digested the...
Burdett Rice has been creating music and performing since his teens. He began taking piano lessons at the age of 7 under long time St. Louis Music Director and Composer, Joseph Price. In his college years, he performed with the Opera Workshop at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he performed...