Madelyn Genz

Piano, Voice

Maddie started playing the piano in first grade. She has always been involved in music from piano lessons to Elgin Children’s Choir to band and more. Performing has always been…

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Michael Hudson-Cassanova

Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet

Michael Hudson-Casanova is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music educator currently residing in Chicago. He is originally from Sterling Heights, MI and he began his music career playing saxophone in the…

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Carlysta Tran

Piano, Violin

Carlysta Tran is an Oklahoma City native and has been involved in music since she was three years old, where she first started taking piano lessons. At the age of…

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Alona Kamynina

Voice, Piano

Alona Kamynina is currently finishing up her studies at DePaul University, pursuing a double major in Vocal Performance and Music Education, as well as a double minor in Psychology and…

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Noe Mina

Piano, Trumpet

Noé Mina received his BM from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Jazz Trumpet Performance on a Presidential Scholarship Award. He grew up studying classical piano under the tutelage of Patryce…

Matthew Jarosch


Matthew Jarosch is a Chicago-based freelance Trombonist who recently graduated from DePaul University in 2021. Since he began his college career in Chicago, his professional music career started up simultaneously.…

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Leo Buczkowski

Bass (Upright and Electric), Guitar

Native Chicagoan, Leo Buczkowski, is a musician, composer, and educator. Leo is currently a student studying jazz performance at Depaul University. At age 13 he started playing guitar in rock…

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Gabe Windham

Piano, Bass

Gabe started his musical journey at the age of 8, taking classical piano lessons. A multi- instrumentalist, over the years he has tried his hand at most anything he can…


Patrick Score


Patrick Score is a Metro-Detroit trumpet player who has performed for 13 years under the tradition of Black American Music. Score Pays tribute to this tradition through original music inspired…

Joey Chimes

Joey Chimes

Piano, Theory/Composition

Joey Chimes is a composer, pianist, improviser, and music educator who has lived in Chicago since 2019. He began studying classical piano at the age of seven, and started composing…

Joe Powers

Joe Powers is a pianist, improviser, producer, and songwriter from Chicago. Since being mesmerized at a young age by Muddy Waters’ searing live performance of “Mannish Boy” in “The Last…


Ella Grace


Ella Grace is an up-and-coming trumpeter, composer, and educator. Ella studied several instruments before falling in love with trumpet. In high school, she participated in regional and state-wide honors ensembles…

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Jesse Calcat

Cello, Violin, Viola, Piano

Detroit native Jesse Calcat is a versatile multi-instrumentalist with over 20 years of professional teaching and performance experience across diverse musical settings. Having begun piano lessons at age 4 and…

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Eli Bucheit


Eli Bucheit is a keyboard player who resides in Detroit, Michigan. After earning his BFA in Jazz Studies from the University of Michigan, Eli moved to Detroit to continue his…


Sean Rzewnicki

Bass (Upright and Electric), Guitar

Sean is dedicated performer and music educator. His 10 years of teaching experience have helped him to develop exciting and individualized lesson plans. He understands that all students have diverse…

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Grace Bang

Violin, Piano

Grace started her musical journey at the age of three taking piano lessons from her mother. She started playing the violin in fourth grade and continued taking private lessons while…

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Hsuan Chen


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…

Andy playing synth

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…

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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

Jack Smith


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…

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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…

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Alvin Santner


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…

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Casey Dahl


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…

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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…

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…

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

Matthew Martin


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…

Kim Hasara

Kim Hasara


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…

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


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…

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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…

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 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…