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Khalif Neville, while being born in New Orleans, grew up in Western Massachusetts. Studying with his father from a young age, he has always had an appreciation for Jazz, particualrly BeBop. Some of his favorite pianists include: Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Red Garland, Eroll Garner and many more. He has played with his father for some time now, and has also played with New England greats such as: Avery Sharpe, Samira Evans, Jeff Pitchell and a number of others on occasion. His personal musical endeavors are far and wide, but he has a deep rooted love for Jazz, particularyl solo Jazz piano
James received his training at The Hartford Conservatory of Music, The University of Southern California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and The Institute of Audio Research in New York. His professional career began at age 14 and at age 16, he led a popular R & B/Blues band on the east coast, performing with many of the top recording artists of the period. His first national tour began in 1967, as Assistant Conductor and Arranger with the Ice Capades. With vast experience in all phases and aspects of music creation, production, and the performing arts, he’s been affiliated with dozens of stars in all media. As Music Director and arranger, he has been associated with many celebrities such as: Bernadette Peters, Leslie Uggams, Carole Channing, Mickey Rooney, Joan Rivers and Juliet Prowse
Rob Fletcher performs jazz, blues and vintage pop throughout New England. An exceptional vocalist, chromatic harmonica player and guitarist, he performed original music at Woodstock ’94 (350,000 attendees), the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, the National Harmonica Festival (SPAH), Garden State Harmonica Festival, Buckeye Harmonica Festival, Virginia Harmonica Festival, the National Guitar Workshop and at the legendary Bluebird Café in Nashville. Rob has performed with Trey Anastasio of Phish and opened for the Crash Test Dummies. The New York Times has described his original music as “soulful to funny”. Rob is the author of several music instructional books including Blues Grooves for Guitarists and Blues Harmonica for Beginners (Alfred Publications)
Michael William Gilbert grew up in Connecticut and Brussels, Belgium. While living in Europe he first encountered the music of Varese, Stockhausen, and Pierre Henry, as well as music of India, Africa, and Japan. After studying electrical engineering at MIT, he continued studies in music at the Boston School of Electronic Music, later as a teacher and designer of synthesis systems. He graduated with a degree in music from Hampshire College, and shortly thereafter became the technical director of electronic music studios at Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst
"I'm interested in what a musician can bring to the moment of creation..." Dedicated improvisor and electro acoustic pioneer, Bonnie Kane's music is formed from equal exposure to the avant-garde, hard core and the psychedelic. Integrating saxophone, flute, feedback and electronics, her solo and group work traverse the genres of noise, free jazz and improvisation, psych rock, jam band, and bio-composition. She brought her "Fresh Sound Guarantee" to her first show at the Rochester Planetarium, performances at a Bosnian refugee camp, outdoor festivals, art spaces, rock, jazz, and punk clubs