Jonathan Taylor

Drums, Percussion

Jonathan Taylor is a percussionist, composer, and educator based in Detroit. An avid collaborator, He co-leads a number of diverse projects, including the art-rock band saajtak, electro-acoustic duo Says Things,…

Marissa Lockwood

Clarinet

Marissa grew up in Clarkston, MI, and started playing clarinet in sixth grade. Since then, she has been very involved in her school and community music programs! She is currently…

Hsuan Chen

Violin

Hsuan Chen is an emerging violinist based in Chicago, performing both as a chamber musician and an orchestral member. An avid advocate of early music and contemporary sounds, Chen has…

Stephen Parisi

Upright and Electric Bass

Stephen Parisi Jr is a Jazz Bassist, Composer and arranger originally from the Buffalo New York region. He attended the Eastman School of music achieving his Bachelors Degree and receiving…

Andrew Michor

Piano, French Horn, Trumpet

Daniel Rausch

Piano, Voice, Guitar

Daniel Rausch began singing as soon as he could talk and only grew from there, honing his talent at Millikin University and meeting countless people along the way to help inspire…

Dan VanZeeland

Piano, Bass

Dan VanZeeland is a pianist, arranger, and educator living in the Chicagoland area, currently completing his senior year as a Jazz Studies major at Elmhurst University. He has performed for…

Ruth Ginelle Heald

Voice, Piano

Ruth Ginelle Heald is a Chicago-based vocalist who is equally at home singing opera, musical theater, pop, and jazz styles. Operatic credits include Mrs. Soames in Rorem’s Our Town (Willamette…

Jack Smith

Saxophone

Jack Smith is a Saxophonist, Composer and Educator from Madison, Wisconsin. Since moving to Chicago in 2017 he has had the privilege of studying with Chicago’s premiere Jazz Artists including…

Katlyn Iacovino

Voice, Piano

Katlyn Iacovino, soprano, is a native of Tampa, Florida and currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Iacovino is most proud of her recent performances in London as Morgana in…

Alvin Santner

Guitar

Alvin is a guitarist, composer, and teacher living and working in the Chicagoland area. He grew up in the North Suburbs of Chicago, first picking up a guitar in eighth…

Casey Dahl

Piano

Casey Dahl is a jazz pianist who graduated with honors from DePaul University’s School of Music in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies and Composition. During that time…

Raquel Navarro

Violin, Piano

Raquel Navarro has been playing violin since the age of eight and has always loved teaching others to play. She has performed with ensembles such as the Indiana University Philharmonic…

Philadelphia native Genevieve Tabby, first picked up the cello after being inspired by her twin sister’s violin lessons at the age of eight and to this day, continues to perform…

Evan De Long

Violin, Piano

Evan De Long has been playing the violin since the age of eight, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where…

Sheila Ashworth

Piano, Guitar, Voice, Ukulele

Sheila has her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Western Illinois University and has been a music therapist for the past several years. Sheila has experience working with children of…

John-Paul Pendowski

Pianist John-Paul Pendowski has performed both in domestic as well as international settings. He has performed most often in the Chicagoland area at venues such as Chicago’s Symphony Center, DePaul…

Connor Mannebach

Connor Mannebach is an up and coming jazz pianist based in Chicago. At a young age, he began learning songs by ear and writing music for his alternative rock band,…

Julian Merluzzi: Drums, Percussion, B.M

Julian Merluzzi

Drums, Percussion

Julian Merluzzi is a Chicago based drummer and percussionist who has experience playing in many genres including jazz, funk, rock, folk, and latin. Whatever the musical situation may be, he…

Lauren Hayes: Piano, Harp, Basson: B.M, M.M

Lauren Hayes

Piano, Harp, Bassoon

Lauren Hayes is a pianist, harpist and bassoonist who has performed, studied and successfully competed from Paris to Los Angeles. As an up and coming young artist, she has distinguished…

Matthew Martin: Trombone, B.M, M,M

Matthew Martin

Trombone

After growing up in Tennessee, Matt Martin moved to Chicago to study Trombone Performance at DePaul University with Mark Fisher of the Lyric Opera and Charlie Vernon of the Chicago…

Kelsey Jaffer: Voice, B.M

Kelsey Jaffer is a Millikin University graduate with degrees in Vocal Performance and Theatre. She loves teaching piano and voice, as well as using lessons to help build technique, performance…

Connor Bernhard: Trumpet, Guitar B.M

Connor Bernhard

Trumpet, Guitar

Connor Bernhard is an in demand trumpeter in Chicago, Illinois where he plays every genre, from esoteric creative music, to simple and tight groove-based hits. He started playing at the…

Kim Hasara

Kim Hasara

Voice

Pittsburgh native Kim Hasara embarked on her musical journey when she sang the Star Spangled Banner in her high school for their sporting events. She started taking private voice lessons…

Ethan Moll

Ethan Moll

Guitar, Voice

Ethan Moll was born in Blacksburg, Virginia where he started singing as a passion and hobby before moving to Stillwater Oklahoma. In Sillwater, he participated in choir and began taking…

Evan Salvacion

Originally from New Jersey, Evan Salvacion Levine has played music professionally since he was 16 years old. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Oberlin Conservatory and his Master’s in Music…

Ben Sullivan

Ben Sullivan

Guitar, Piano

Ben is a Guitarist, Pianist, Composer, and Arranger from Chicago. Ben has received his Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance from DePaul University, and is currently in pursuit of his…

Greg Jacks

Greg Jacks

Piano

Greg Jacks is a pianist and singer/songwriter already establishing himself on the local scene. While in D.C., Greg taught a full piano studio and played weekly at the Georgetown Piano…

Kevin Kozol

Piano, Jazz Improvisation, Theory/Composition

Kevin Kozol is a pianist, composer and educator based in Chicago, IL. He is one the founding members of the jazz fusion trio, Spare Parts, who are currently signed to…

Jonah Wei-Haas

Jonah Wei-Haas was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but spent most of his formative years growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At an early age Jonah would sing melodies that he…

Alejandro Cortes: Piano, B.M

Alejandro’s first step into the music world was joining the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz program at the age of fifteen after several years of private study. During his second…

Allison Grischow: Voice, Piano, Clarinet, B.A.

Allison Grischow

Piano, Voice, Clarinet

Allison Grischow is a musician, teaching artist, and actor with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Theater from Valparaiso University. She greatly enjoys performing and teaching students voice, clarinet,…

Jeff Poindexter

Jeffrey Poindexter is an active music director and pianist in the Chicagoland area, having worked with numerous theatres including FWD Theatre Project, BoHo Theatre, Griffin Theatre, the Performer’s School and…

Collin

Collin Clauson

Piano, Guitar, Clarinet

Collin Clauson is from Minneapolis, MN and has now become a transplant to the Chicago area. He started playing piano at an early age and later learned how to play…