Group Members' Bios
- Matt Page
Matt is one of the newest rising stars on the Seattle Jazz scene. He attended college at Olympic College in Bremerton and spent two years in Los Angeles studying at the Musicians Institute with Joe Porcaro, Chuck Flores and others. His main mentor is the great Jeff Hamilton and Matt studied very extensively with him while there in L.A. Matt has worked as the drummer for Groove For Thought, the Chris Morton Trio and has his own group as well. He maintains a busy schedule as a teacher and freelance drummer in the Seattle scene doing everything from jazz to indie rock to worship music. Matt plays Garcia Drums and Bosphorus Cymbals.
- Nate Parker Nate is one of the most in demand bassists on the Seattle Jazz Scene. He has built a reputation as a solid, swingin' timekeeper and is an adventurous and melodic soloist. Nate spent several years dedicating himself to the old school, no amp, just moving air approach to bass playing to build his tone and technique and the results have really shown in his playing. His humor and wit also make him a valuable asset in any ensemble and he is well regarded and respected as a serious professional.
- Andrew Glynn
Andrew, like his brother bassist Michael Glynn, is a graduate of Clarence Acox's fine program at Garfield High School in Seattle, WA. He has worked as a saxophonist on both alto and tenor in various groups in the Seattle area including the Reuel Lubag Hardbop Quartet, the Glynn Brothers Quartet, the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra, and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra to name but a few. An aggressive improviser, he demonstrates the great saxophone tradition with a wide range of influences from Prez to Coltrane, and from Coleman Hawkins to Sonny Rollins.
- Gary Gibson
Gary Gibson career represents a musician who has done everything at the professional level. He is a celebrated performer on drum set, percussion, vibes, and especially steel pan but is a well regarded educator, composer, recording engineer/producer and copyist. He has also been on faculty at the Cornish College of The Arts in Seattle, artist in residence at the University of Maine, and has worked as a clinician and judge for numerous festivals. If you'd like more info on Gary, please go to his website by clicking "here".