Pete BarenBregge

Jazz musician/Editor/Educator

Summit Records is an internationally distributed record label that evolved out of the dynamic large brass ensemble, Summit Brass in the late 1980s with the goal of providing quality, world-class musicians a platform to get their music to the public and be treated fairly in the process

Drummer Frank Russo, is a sought-after performer, recording artist and educator who currently resides in Annapolis, Maryland. He teaches at Towson University and is also an artist/educator for Bosphorus Cymbals, MD Drums and the Vic Firth Education Team. Raised in the NYC area, Frank's roots are from a musical family and he was steeped in the rich musical heritage of the jazz legends. An incredibly diverse musician, local and national artists have sought his expert support for recording and tours for the past 25 years. Frank's own recordings have gained national recognition and praise from Downbeat, Jazz Times and Modern Drummer. Frank completed a distinguished career with the Naval Academy Band where he performed in and led several dynamic ensembles. Frank is proud to perform exclusively on maple drums designed by Keith Larsen (Maryland Drum Company), Bosphorus Cymbals and Vic Firth Products

International Association for Jazz Education

International Association for Jazz Education with a mission to ensure the continued growth and development of jazz through education and outreach, the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) serves 8,000 members in 40 countries.

Bassist Max Murray is a remarkable talent! In addition to the many wonderful regional musicians he collaborates with, Max has shared the stage with several major artists, including Henry Mancini, Don Menza, Mose Allison, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lee Greenwood, Neil Sedaka, and Louie Bellson.

Columbia Jazz Band

Columbia Jazz Band The Jazz Band consists of Columbia Concert Band members who are interested in perfecting their techniques in the rendition of the jazz medium. Even though all of the Jazz Band's players are volunteers, many have played professionally and some still do.

In addition to being recognized a world-class jazz pianist, Fred Hughes has been recognized as an up and coming conductor. He has been a member of the 1st Army Band, Fort Meade, Maryland and the 8th Army Band in Seoul, Korea. Hughes has performed with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as well as jazz greats Claudio Roditi, Al Cohn, Arturo Sandoval, Roy Hargrove, Bill Watrous, and Toots Thielemans. As a conductor, he has directed the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Atlanta, Dayton and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras, the Washington and Lyric Opera Orchestras and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.