Tom Guarna - guitar; George Colligan - piano;
Paul Gabrielson - bass; Matt Jorgensen - drums
Guitarist Tom Guarna has been busy performing with a wide range of artists including, Lenny White, Jimmy Herring, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mark Turner, Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Helen Sung, John Benitez, Mulgrew Miller, Billy Hart, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Greg Hutchinson, Javon Jackson, Les McCann, Victor Bailey, Gary Bartz, Fred Wesley, Mike Clark, Tim Hagans, Greg Tardy, Bob Dorough, Craig Handy, Uri Caine, Chris Minh Doky, Buddy Defranco, Gary Smulyan, The Yellow Jackets, Joe Locke, E.J. Strickland, Billy Drummond, and the Mingus Orchestra.
Since 2005, Tom Guarna has recorded four CDs as a leader on the Steeplechase Records Label, Get Together (2005), Out From The Underground (2007), Wingspan (2008), and Major Minor (2009).
Danny Godinez - guitar; Joe Doria - Hammond B3 organ; Farko Dosumov - bass; Michael Shrieve - drums
Seattle based guitarist/singer/songwriter Danny Godinez performs as a genre-bending, multifaceted entity. He currently enjoys performing solo, with his band, and also collaborating with legendary drummer Michael Shrieve (Santana) in Spellbinder. He has recently been on numerous tours throughout Europe, enjoys teaching and helping students learn about the wonderous world of music.
He has opened for or shared the stage with Robben Ford, ZZ Top, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Herbie Hancock, and Jason Mraz among many others.
Joining Danny will be two of his longtime collaborators, organist Joe Doria and drumming legend Michael Shrieve.
John Stowell - guitar; Dave Peterson - guitar;
Jeff Johnson - bass; John Bishop - drums
John Stowell began his successful career with guitar lessons in his native Connecticut from guitarist Linc Chamberlind, and from John Mehegan, pianist and respected jazz educator at the Julliard chool of Music and Yale University. Several years later he met noted bassist David Friesen in NYC and launched a critically acclaimed touring and recording association that lasted 7 years, included 6 albums, and performances in Europe, Canada, USA and Australia. During that time, John also moved to Oregon. Paul Horn, John, David Friesen and Robin Horn were invited to perform in the Soviet Union. It was the first time in 40 years that American jazz musicians had been invited to play public performances in Russia, paving the way for many others to follow. John Stowell is an in-demand teacher and clinician of jazz guitar. He has taught at the country's most prestigious schools of music, and frequently is invited to present "Artist in Residence" series.
Dave Peterson attended Western Washington University where he directed the lab band and graduated with a degree in Music Composition in 1977. Dave has been teaching at Cornish College of the Arts since 1977 and is a core Jazz Faculty Member. Over the years, Dave has performed with Art Lande, Paul McCandless, Dave Liebman, Bob Moses, Dave Friesen, Paul Motion, Benny Wallace, Gary Peacock, Chuck Israels, Chet Baker, Bud Shank, Esther Phillips, Eddie Harris, Buddy DeFranco, Big Joe Turner, Eddie Vinson, Julian Priester, Ethel Ennis, Don Lanphere and the John Clayton/Jeff Hamilton Big Band. As part of the Seattle Composers and Improvisers Orchestra, Dave has performed with: Dave Holland, Gil Evans, Carla Bley, Anthony Braxton, Karl Berger, Bob Brookmeyer and Sam Rivers. Dave has performed on many CDs with various artists including a solo release: "After Image", on the Nebula label.