Tim Armacost-saxophone Harvie S-bass Christian Finger-drums
Christian Finger is an award winning drummer who has played and recorded with some of the world’s most famous musicians. His resume includes performances, tours and recordings with the following musicians: Lee Konitz (featured on finger trio CD
Lauren Hooker & Friends Lauren Hooker: Vocals, Piano, Native American Flute and Drum Paul Meyers: Guitar Dave Rimelis: Violin Mike Richmond: Bass/Cello Ted Brancato: Piano Vince Ector: Drums Joe Cardello: Percussion Jonathan Luks: Tap
Jonathan Luks was strong participant in the mid ’70s Tap Revival. He was a member of Tap icon Brenda Bufalino’s Dancing Theatre Co., and did numerous workshops with Honi Coles, The Copasetics, Gregory Hines, and Harold Nicholas. He feels fortunate to have performed with Jazz Legends like Cab Calloway, Roy Eldridge, and Oliver Lake. Jonathan has also performed in over 35 Musicals and owned a dance studio. Currently Jonathan is Artistic Director of Flying Ship Productions. As such, he has written, composed, and produced 17 Musicals for Young Audiences, which tour the North East annually. He loves working with Jazz artists like Lauren Hooker and Friends and has just completed recording Tap tracks at Ted Brancato’s studio for a soon to be released CD. Jonathan can also be found working with other Artists like John Ehlis, and Blues guitarist Robert Ross.
Nouveau Noir- A gypsy jazz trio consisting of Michael Newman and Paul Krautheim on rhythm and lead guitar, and Andrei Pilipetskii on bass. Originally started by Michael and Paul studying the gypsy swing style; in particular the works of Django Reinhardt. The trio plays exciting renditions while staying true to the core elements of the style.
Michael Newman- Michael has been a teacher in central New Jersey area for over 40 years. He has played professional in many styles, ensembles, and venues and toured nationally. A veteran on the guitar he has taught and played in many genres that range from blues, rock, jazz to classical. His most recent ensemble is in the gypsy jazz style.Paul Krautheim- Paul has been a teacher in the Central and North Jersey areas for 20 years. He is Berklee graduate. He has toured nationally and played professional in many different ensembles. Also a veteran on the guitar he co-founded the gypsy ensemble with Michael.Andrei Pilipetskii- Andrei has been teaching in the central New Jersey area for 6 years. He played bass in several jazz and rock ensembles at different festivals, churches, and venues. He has studied classical guitar and bass extensively. Now he is playing bass in several ensembles and working towards his degree in music.
The Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet is a true quaternity, bringing together the elemental qualities of four creative jazz musicians: the buoyant lighter-than-air swing of Bill Chattin‘s drums; the earthy melodic pulsations of Don Messina’s bass; the oceanic depth of Charley Krachy‘s tenor; and the firey adventurousness of Kazzrie Jaxen‘s piano. Read more about this artist →