Andre Hayward is an extremely gifted trombonist with the sound and clarity reminiscent of the late J.J. Johnson. His gospel-tinged approach is refreshing and will warm the hearts of anyone with whom he comes in contact.
One of the most in-demand pianists and educators in the country, Reggie Thomas’s soulful, hard-swinging brand of piano immediately grabs an audience and assures them that a swinging time is set to be had by all.
A veteran of the bands of Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Terell Stafford, and countless others, saxophonist Tim Warfield delivers a powerful, unapologetic sound that is among the finest in jazz today.
Rodney Whitaker is one of the leading performers and teachers of jazz double bass in the United States. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and received national recognition performing with the Terence Blanchard Quintet. Whitaker has also toured internationally as a featured performer with the Roy Hargrove Quintet.
style: straight-ahead jazz