Pianist JEFFREY CHAPPELL has performed throughout the United States and internationally with major symphony orchestras and at venues including Carnegie Hall. He has appeared at jazz festivals such as Stanford, East Coast, and Key West International. A recording artist, award-winning composer, and bestselling author, he is the Director of Jazz Studies at Goucher College and is on the faculty of Levine Music. He is also the founder of Music Everybody. He studied with Leon Fleisher, Rudolf Serkin, Eleanor Sokoloff, and Jane Allen.
Guitarist JAKE KOHLHAS frequently gigs in the Baltimore area, and he performs with J Pope and Funk Friday, a hip-hop, funk, and soul band. He also appears in The Zimnicki Players, a guitar duo with his former teacher Steve Yankee. He was a scholarship student at Goucher College, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree. He is on the faculty of Stone House Jam Academy and is in demand as a private teacher around the state of Maryland.
Bassist CHRIS TAYLOR has performed throughout North America with the Baltimore-based soul musician, Bosley. He has also appeared with the funk bands Jackson On The Prowl and The Superland Stage Band, as well as the punk bands Slaughtermelon and The Gutter Monkeys. A graduate of Goucher College, he has studied bass with Golder O’Niell, Ian Trusheim, Steve Yankee, and Pepe Gonzales. He currently teaches privately through Musika Inc., has taught at the Goucher Summer Arts Institute, and is in demand as a private teacher around the state of Maryland.
Percussionist JAKE MARINARI studied frame drum and darbuka with the world-renowned percussionist Yshai Afterman in Israel, and drumset with Ed Nardi, Nick Wight, Wes Crawford, and N. Scott Robinson. Jake earned a Bachelor of Music degree as a scholarship student at Goucher College, where he was awarded the Robert Hall Lewis Prize for extraordinary achievement in music. He has performed throughout North America with the Baltimore-based Soul musician, Bosley. He has served on the OrchKids program for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He is on the faculty of Music For The Young Child and teaches privately in the Baltimore region.