Dave Drower - Sax
Influences: John Coltrane, Michael Brecker and Dexter Gordon
Bio: Tenor saxophonist and music educator, Dave received his undergraduate degree from VanderCook College of Music in music education and his Masters from Western Illinois University in Jazz Performance. Currently the Band Director at Northtown Academy in Chicago, David also is a very active musician throughout Chicago.
Gregory James - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Influences: Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Larry Graham, Stanley Clarke, James Jamerson, Louis Johnson
Bio: Greg is adept at playing all genres, but prefers Jazz, Funk, Blues,
and R&B. He has a BA in Music Performance from The University of Washington.
He has toured the United States, Canada and Europe playing Bass and Bass Trombone. Played with Crossroads, Shaken Not Stirred, Billy Blues Band, Gold Standard.
Luke Meyer - Drums, Vocals
Influences: John Siomos, Ringo, John Hartman, Steve Gadd
Bio: Luke has been performing professionally for over 30 years. He has played with a variety of different cover bands, mainly in the rock and R & B genres.
Kathy Fern - Lead Vocals
Influences: Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Linda Ronstadt, Patti Labelle, and Chaka Khan
Bio: Kathy did her first solo voice performance at the age of 11, since then she's honed her skills in many different situations from church choirs to local bands. Kathy's band leader skills are something that cannot be taught; she's developed those skills while managing her own bands and spending countless hours performing live music in many different venues over the last 30 years. Her standard for excellence is followed by everyone in the band!
Jay Montana - Guitar
Influences: Grant Green, Mike Stern, George Benson, John Scofield, Stevie Ray Vaughn
Bio: Jay grew up in the Chicago area has been playing professionally for over 20 years. He received a his B.S. in Music from DePaul University and is quite active around Chicago. He is involved in multiple projects covering a variety of genres from jazz, rock, funk, and R&B.
Tino Melecio- Keyboards, Vocals
Influences: Miles Davis, Brian Mcknight, John Williams (composer), Papo Lucca (Sonora Ponceña)
Bio: Augustine, originally from the Humboldt Park neighborhood, has been performing professionally for over 20 years. A classically trained musician on trumpet, vocals and keys, his range extends from jazz and classical to salsa and funk.
Lyle Miller - Lead Vocals
Influences: Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Al Green
Bio: Lyle has been a professional performer for over 20 years. He has appeared on concert and theater stages around Chicago and the world. He won best actor in 2010 for his role as Joe Tex in Black Ensemble Theater's "Story of Joe Tex" Lyle is also a professional recording artist, producer, music and vocal arranger.