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Huber - Miraphone 1258A Euphonium - Bill
Huber is currently adjunct instructor of trombone and euphonium at Trevecca
Nazarene University. He also teaches trombone and euphonium at Shuff's
Music in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as teaching trombone, euphonium
and tuba at Hillwood High School in Nashville. Huber attended the University
of Tennessee at Knoxville on a music scholarship, where he earned a Bachelors
of Science in Philosophy. While there he studied trombone with Don Hough
and jazz with Jerry Coker. While still at UT Bill started freelancing
on trombone and soon was playing the lead/solo chair for various local
bands on everything from swing to rock to country to polkas. Huber has
recorded with or backed-up a variety of recording artists such as Henry
Mancini, Natalie Cole, Toni Tenille, James Brown, Ed Shaughnessy, Butch
Miles, Slide Hampton, Bill Watrous, Floyd Cramer, Boots Randolph, Danny
Davis & the Nashville Brass, Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet
Band, The Temptations, O'Jays, Fifth Dimension, Four Tops; Mannheim Steamroller,
Lou Rawls, Lynn Anderson, and Kenny Rogers. Bill has appeared as a guest
artist and soloist with various high school and college ensembles and
currently freelances in Nashville.
Green - Miraphone 1258A Euphonium - Barry
Green has been a professional trombonist/euphonium player since the age
of 14. He performed at the prestigious Montreaux Jazz Festival in 1977.
He studied with Phil Wilson at Berklee College of Music in 1980 and has
lived in Nashville for the past 20 years. Barry has made his living recording
and performing dixieland, jazz, big band, rock, pop, country, alternative,
legit, contemporary christian, musical theatre and even some styles that
would be hard to classify. You may not know him but you've heard him play
if you've ever watched CNN, Headline News, The Airport Channel, CNN International,
WTBS, CNN en espaniol, QVC, HGTV, or heard numerous albums by such diverse
artists as Amy Grant, Larry Carlton, Vince Gill, Bela Fleck, John Michael Montgomery, Shelby Lynn,
Deanna Carter, Brenda Lee, Shirley Caesar, Kenny Rogers, Michael English,
Michael W. Smith, Travis Tritt, Lorrie Morgan, Self, Supermodel, Sandi
Patti, Michael McDonald, Point of Grace, The Neville Brothers, Tommy Sims,
Ray Stevens, Tony Bennett and many, others.
Dickman - Dr.
Marcus Dickman is professor of jazz studies and low brass at the University
of North Florida and conducts the Osprey Band and Jazz Ensemble III. He
is principal trombone with the St. John's River City Band. He also free-lances
on trombone, bass-trombone, and tuba in the North Florida area. Marc has
performed with Branford Marsalis, Doc Severinson, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark
Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Al Vizutti, Diane Schuur, Rosemary Clooney, and
Louie Bellson's Big Band. He performed on bass-trombone with One O'Clock
Lab Band while attending the University of North Texas and appears on
the CD, Lab Band '95. Dickman co-leads the Swamp Dog Jazz Band, a UNF
faculty ensemble that has performed in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina,
Alabama, California and Iowa. He was a featured euphonium artist at the
ITEC 2000 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Dickman attended Troy State
University, McNeese State University, and the University of North Texas.
His teachers include Rich Matteson, Don Little, Steve Wolfinbarger, Ed
Bahr, and Bunky Green. He directs the North Florida Jazz Camp held in
Jacksonville each summer.
Marc Dickman is a Besson Performing Artist.
Murphy - Miraphone 1261 EEb Tuba - Joe Murphy is one of the top recording tuba players in the United States having played live and on hundreds of recording projects with artists such as Michael Bolton, Michael W. Smith, Dennis DeYoung, Jeff Coffin and Futureman of Bela Fleck And The Flecktones, Larnell Harris, Mike Reid, the Nashville Jazz Machine, the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Opera, the Alabama Symphony, the Chattanooga Symphony, and the Original Mr. Jack Daniels Silver Cornet Band. Joe has performed on nationally televised broadcasts of Austin City Limits, TNN's Nashville Now, BET Jazz Classics, and the NBC Today Show and was recently the tuba soloist on the movie, Hoodwinked.
Mr. Murphy was the featured tuba soloist and member of the United States Air Force Band, Wright-Patterson, AFB, OH from 1987-1991. He has also been a featured tuba soloist and clinician at the 1998 ITEC in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the 2002 ITEC in Greensboro, NC, the 2003 International Army Tuba Conference in Washington, D.C., The International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic 2003, The Florida Music Educators Conference 2003 & 2004, the Texas Bandmasters Conference 2005, and the ITEC 2006 in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Murphy is to be the Chief Judge for the jazz competition and featured soloist for the 2008 ITEC in Cincinatti, OH.
Mr. Murphy is the Artist In Residence, Director of Bands and Tuba-Euphonium Instructor at Cumberland University. (2001-2008)
Perry - Miraphone 181 F Tuba - Dr.
Richard Perry is currently Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at
the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He
holds degrees from Tennessee Tech University (BS), the University of Illinois
(MM), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (DMA), and was formerly
on the faculties of the University of Montevallo and Birmingham-Southern
College. Richard's earliest jazz experience came through composing, arranging,
and soloing with the internationally acclaimed Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble,
performing with them at such venues as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage
Festival, Blues Harbor in Atlanta, and Preservation Hall in New Orleans.While
at Tech, he was also a finalist in the 1986 International Jazz Improvisation
Competition held at the International Tuba Euphonum Conference in Austin,
Texas. Richard was also a member of the Madison Jazz Orchestra, a big
band, and Trio Gristle, an avant-garde group. He has accompanied such
musicians as Louie Bellson, Dominic Spera, Arturo Sandoval, and Ray Charles,
and sat in with the Dukes of Dixieland while on tour in New Orleans. He
was one of the contributors to Tubalogy 601, a jazz recording project
done by the Tennessee Tech Alumni Tuba Ensemble.
Winston Morris - Miraphone 188 CC Tuba - R.
Winston Morris has been internationally recognized for the past thirty-five
years as one of the leaders in the advancement in the tuba. He is Professor
of Music and Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Tennessee Technological
University, in Cookeville, Tennessee, where he has been on the faculty
since 1967. Morris is regarded as the leading authority on literature
for the tuba, was one of the founding fathers of the Tubists Universal
Brotherhood Association (T.U.B.A.), and acknowledged worldwide as the
major authority on development of the tuba ensemble. He is the Senior
Editor for the recently published Tuba Source Book, conductor of the large
professional tuba/euphonium ensemble, Symphonia, and has been awarded
the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by Tubists Universal Brotherhood
Association. He has been a tireless advocate of utilizing the tuba and
euphonium in the jazz idiom. As the conductor of the famed Tennessee Tech
Tuba Ensemble (TTTE), he started promoting jazz tuba performance in an
ensemble setting as early as 1968. Not only was jazz an important "element"
throughout the numerous recording projects of the TTTE but indeed several
recordings were devoted exclusively to jazz. The TTTE has performed dozens
of jazz concerts in venues throughout the eastern half of the United States
including The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, two World Fairs
(Knoxville and New Orleans), national and international conferences and
five unprecedented Carnegie Recital Hall concerts. As a tuba performer
Morris has performed with Taj Mahal and extensively as a founding member
of the acclaimed Matteson/Phillips TUBAJAZZ CONSORT in venues ranging
from Montreux, Switzerland to Monterey, California; from Sapporo, Japan
to Sydney, Australia; and from the Jazz Showcase in Chicago to Donte's
Jazz Club in Hollywood.
Carrol Binkley - Electric & Acoustic Guitars - Paul
began formal study of the guitar at age nine, and since then has developed
a rich repertoire of traditional guitar literature. He later trained at
the Berklee College of Music in Boston(where he received a Jim Hall Jazz
Award), Austin Peay State University, and the Blair School of Music at
Vanderbilt University. He has performed in concert across the country
has twice been named winner of the southeast "Young Composers Competition".
His compositions represent a wide spectrum of musical genre and have enjoyed
performances by groups as diverse as The Nashville Dance Project, the
Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and the Eugene O'Neill Institute in Connecticut.
His music has been heard from the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to the Lincoln
Center in New York to the "Wave" radio network in California.
He is also acting Music Director for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival,
Mockingbird Theatre, and the Nashville Children's Theatre. His solo recordings
including "Silent Serenade", "Closer to Home", "Passages
for Acoustic Guitar" , "Flying Colors", and "Do You
Hear What I Hear" have received national recognition on such broadcasts
as "Music from the Hearts of Space" and NPR's "All Things
Considered". "Flying Colors" was called "...one of
the cleanest and most substantive guitar recordings I've heard in a long
while..." by Music Row Magazine. At home in "Music City",
Paul is highly respected as an acoustic guitar specialist and is frequently
called upon for both recording sessions and live performances. Currently
he performs guitar duties for country super group "Alabama",
"Conversation", and, of course, The MJT Project.
Kevin Madill - Piano and Keyboards - A working musician since age 16, Kevin has spent his 25-year career playing, producing, arranging and recording with many of the world's top big bands and vocalists - Tommy Dorsey, Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, Nancy Wilson, Lou Rawls, Donna Summer, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Bob Hope and Bernadette Peters, to name a few. He attended Ball State University on a trombone scholarship, then spent several years on the road with various bands before moving to Nashville in 1981. That timing, along with the keyboard revolution of the 1980's led him to turn his attention, once again, to his original instrument - the piano - and subsequently to become one of the most sought-after studio musicians on the Music City scene.
In 1999, his impressive talents came to the attention of blues-rock and songwriting legend Leon Russell. Russell, so inspired by Kevin's evocative, engaging style, finalized plans for his own album of jazz standards, with Kevin as both arranger and player. The result was Russell's recent release, "Moonlight and Love Songs." This relationship soon led Kevin to co-author over 100 songs with Russell, some of which appear on Connye Florance, the artist's newest release, co-produced by Madill and Leon Russell.
||Tony Nagy - Bass - After graduating from the University of Kentucky as a tuba performance major, Tony set out to make a living as an electric bassist. His resume includes performances with Dave Samuels (of SpyroGyra), Vinnie Coliuta, David Mancini, Jeff Coffin, and Norbert Goldberg to name a few. He has toured and/or appeared on recordings by Lee Roy Parnell, Mark Selby, Jameson Clark, Terry Clark, and Stealin' Horses.Tony has also appeared on the Grammy nominated CDs, Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt, and Lynne Marie and the Boxhounds (which he also doubles on TUBA!!).
Mater - Drums & Percussion - Since
moving to Nashville in 1975, Bob has built a reputation as an all-styles
reading drummer. His interest in diverse genres has led to recordings
with Chet Atkins (Sails), Alabama (The Touch), Ray Price, New Grass Revival,
Sandi Patti, Michael Martin Murphy, Richie Cole, Maura O'Connell (Helpless
Heart), Mark O'Connor (New Nashville Cats), Tiny Town member Pat McLaughlin
(Allright-OK, Party at Pat's), blues great Tracy Nelson (Move On), and
local performances with touring jazzers Eddie Harris, Herb Ellis, Mose
Allison, Dave Pietro, Jimmy Rainey, Gene Bertincini, Bill Watrous, Dee
Barton, Conte Candoli, Cal Collins, and Earl Klugh. Bob is also known
his work with large ensembles, which includes recordings with the Chris
McDonald Big Band, the Barry Green Big Band, the Nashville Jazz Machine,
and several dates with the Nashville Pops and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.
Bob was a featured clinician at the 1989 Percussion Arts Society International
Convention in Nashville and has been published by Modern Drummer. From
1991 - 93 Bob toured with the Everly Brothers, which included the 10th
anniversary concert of their historic reunion at the Royal Albert Hall.
He was the staff drummer on TNN's Music City Tonight with Crook and Chase
from 1993 - 1995, and has taped several syndication and network specials.
In addition to his work in Nashville, Bob currently records and performs
with Paul Reed Smith and the PRS Dragons.