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Pat Burke — From playing drums as a young guest artist with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in 1968 to playing vibes on Bobby Caldwell’s new CD, Patrick has been in the music scene most of his life. Drums being his first instrument, he has shared the stage and played the full spectrum from James Brown and Billy Paul, to Broadway shows and classical symphonies, to Johnny and Edgar Winter, Albert Collins, BB King, Leon Russell, to Billy Cobham And Eric Johnson, to OJ Ekemode and the Nigerian All-Stars. Picking up the vibes in the 70’s, Patrick attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, studying with Dave Samuels, Gary Burton, and Alan Dawson. Playing in the San Diego based latin jazz group Storm; he has performed with Tito Puente and Poncho Sanchez, as well as the Kool Jazz Festivals in the 80’s. Still playing and teaching in San Diego, Patrick is now working on his Master’s Degree to teach in the jazz department at San Diego State University. He now plays drums in the Barncats, that was just voted top country band for the San Diego Music Awards.

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Tommy Gannon — Tommy Gannon began playing piano at age 5 . He is a graduate of the University of Miami where he attended on a trumpet scholarship. He played trumpet with the Ft. Lauderdale Symphony and was organist and music director on a children'sTV show in Miami for 6 years. He has performed on piano with some of the best known personalities of the entertainment world, including Bob Hope , Steve Allen, Henry Mancini, and Frank Sinatra. Gannon moved to San diego in 1984 and has been performing here ever since. His favorite jazz pianist is Bill Evans- Gannon has a piano/bass/drums trio dedicated to his music.

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Jim Soldi - The list of artists that Jim Soldi has played with is a Who's Who of Country music. It includes Johnny Cash (4 years), Ricky Skaggs (2 years), Johnny Paycheck, Waylon Jennings, Skip Ewing, and even Brooke Shields. A native of San Diego, Jim began his musical career at the age of five. A veteran performer, songwriter, and sought after studio musician, Jim is a past recipient of the CCMA Musician of the Year Award.

Jim's touring schedule has taken him to over 40 countries throughout the world and he has performed at the Grand Ol' Opry, the Forum, and Royal Albert Hall. His T.V. appearances include: Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Nashville Now, the Wogan Show on BBC TV, the Pat Sajak Show, and the Joan Rivers Show.

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Influences:

Everything from jazz & swing violinists (like my dad, Andrew "Cactus" Soldi), to electric guitarists Albert Lee, Brent Mason & Howard Roberts, steel guitarists Curly Chalker, Buddy Emmons, & Doug Jerenigan, the acoustic styles of James Taylor, Doyle Dykes, and Ricky Skaggs, and my personal recording heroes, Jack Hale, Alan Sanderson and mad genius Kevin Gilbert.

to his busy playing schedule, he also owns and operates a recording studio, The OutHouse, and digs his wife Sharon and his dogs Alton and Rogan, always in that order.

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Bill Shreeve — is one of San Diego's consummate resident woodwind instrumentalists. Performing on soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, flute, piccolo, wind synthesizer, hand percussion and keyboards, Bill brings a wide range of musical expertise to any musical endeavor. Bill has studied with jazz luminaries Charles McPherson, Brandon Fields, Eric Marienthal, and Bob Shepard to name a few. Though Bill is a consummate jazz musician he is also in demand in more popular music genres from pop, rock, R & B, Funk, Soul, Swing, big band, Latin, Folk, and classical. Bill has performed with The Drifters, The Temptations, jazz groups Fat Burger, Peter Sprague, Bill Coleman, Bruce Cameron, Jaime Valle, Yavaz, Reel to Real, The Dave Scott Quintet, etc., and with many of San Diego's more popular dance bands .

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Jodi started her singing endeavors in a Pentecostal church singing Southern Gospel music.  She sang in the Heirloom Quartet and traveled to many Christian venues across the country from here in her hometown of San Diego to Missouri and even Kodiak, Alaska.  Outside of the quartet, Jodi has sung the National Anthem at a variety of sporting events.  Other soloist experiences include singing contemporary Christian music with Dan and Amber Clarkson with their venue Clarkson and Friends on multiple stages at the Del Mar Fair as well as singing for many wedding ceremonies and memorials.  Though Jodi primarily sings in a gospel setting, she has expanded her variety of music by practicing songwriting and performing a variety of genres.  She was also a background vocalist for the Hawaiian Reggae Band, I-N-I under the lead vocalist, Levi Kealaluhi.  Jodi has also performed with the local Hawaiian Reggae band, Stateside Islander Crew.  Currently, Jodi still sings gospel music under the direction of Brad Hansen.  She also performs dinner theater monthly at the Off Broadway Live Theater in Santee, CA singing with Bob Schulze and Steve Rolf.  Jodi has been singing with Steven Nichols and Crosswinds since the fall of 2010.

 

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