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Ryan Anselmi

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Ryan Anselmi is a saxophonist living and working in New York City. He was born in Paola, Kansas, close enough to Kansas City and its rich musical heritage that he couldn’t shake wanting music to be a part of his life.

At the age of twelve he began taking saxophone lessons from Charles Kessinger and working professionally with the Twin Rivers Jazz Band from Osawatomie, KS. Folks like Twin Rivers Jazz Band, David Basse & The City Light Orchestra, and vocalist/pianist Jay McShann heavily influenced and inspired Ryan during this time.

In 2000 Ryan moved to Wichita, KS to study music at Wichita State University where he was a student of Tom Fowler, Craig Owens, Jean Lansing, Dr

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Bob Patin

Bob Patin has been passionate about the piano since he was 5 years old. One of his childhood dreams was to work in recording studios; another was to perform on stages in front of large crowds. Still another was to get the chance to play with great musicians. Bob has realized all of these dreams countless times. While living in Nashville for 34 years, he was part of thousands of recording sessions, played with some of the finest musicians in the world; he's played for crowds as large as 90,000 people, played in 49 of 50 states, toured the world as a professional musician; he's played on stage, on national TV or in the studio with hundreds of well-known recording artists over the years

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Trip Trio

The trio that's a quartet Mike Barnes, consumate guitarist, is a veteran of the Austin, TX music scene, fluent in blues, soul, rock, funk, R&B, and jazz. He was a founding member of Austin funk legends Steam Heat, and is a sustaining member of its spawn Extreme Heat. In the late 90s he was also an original member of the funky pop group Millennium Swing/Blue Millennium. Trip Trio allows Mike to really shine! 'Solid son' bassist Brad Taylor has performed with Carol Channing, Sam Moore, Bo Diddley, Jonas Alvarez, La Vida Buena, Los Jazz Vatos, and Native Sun. Besides his prowess on the six-string bass, Brad also does the high vocal harmonies that Lissa so appreciates! James Fenner, Austin’s favorite percussionist, has performed and/or recorded with everyone from Freddy Fender to Stephen Bruton to Eric Johnson to Joe Ely to Christopher Cross to Luther Tucker to TripTrio! Lissa Hattersley, who as an original member of the Greezy Wheels is in the Austin Music Hall of Fame (2013), enjoys dabbling in many genres of song, making her music hard to categorize

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Dave Lee

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DAVE LEE (Trumpet) has been a freelance musician in Austin since relocating from the Pacific Northwest in 2001. Dave regularly performs with NAJO and Mainstream Jazz, his own big band and combo, as well as the Ken Ragsdale Orchestra, and gigs with other jazz and pop groups in Austin, Houston and surrounding areas. Dave also teaches privately in the Pflugerville and Round Rock school districts. With a 40-year background in music ministry, Dave is currently scheduling “Jazz Worship” experiences for churches throughout Texas. Performing in the “pit” for over 60 musical productions at the Georgetown Palace Theater and Zach Theater in Austin, Dave enjoys the variety of Broadway show productions as well

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Duane M. Carter

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Growing up in what is now called South Central Los Angeles, Duane was exposed to some of the best musicians and widely diverse music on the planet. He attended Locke High School, which was a fertile breeding ground for local talent. His peers included Patrice Rushen, Gerald Albright, Gary Bias, and "Ndugu" Leon Chancellor; just to name a few. It was no accident so many excellent musicians sprung up out of Locke High School. The music teachers, Donald Dustin, Frank Harris, and Reggie Andrews created a program geared to the growth of musicianship. They were able to recruit professional jazz musicians working in the L.A


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