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  1. Ben Wells

    Ben Wells

     

    Ben Wells was born and raised in Asheville, NC where his interest in music developed while studying piano at an early age. He was first introduced to Jazz while attending the Fine Arts Center of Greenville under nationally recognized instructor Steve Watson. Ben studied Jazz Bass with Frank Duvall at The College of Charleston earning […]

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  2. David Archer

    David Archer

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    David Archer knew from the time he was a small child  that music was very important in his life. He began asking for musical toys at a young age and was constantly banging on the furniture, first with pencils and then drumsticks. He began on the clarinet in the fourth grade. He played clarinet, bass […]

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  3. Frank Duvall

    Frank Duvall

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    Born and raised in Rome, Georgia, Mr. Duvall began his musical training in the fifth grade playing trumpet in the middle school band and went on to perform on the electric bass in his high school years. Mr. Duvall was accepted as a trumpeter in the US Army where, and after basic training attended the […]

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  4. Heather 'Heddy Rae' Emrich

    Heather ‘Heddy Rae’ Emrich

     

    Heddy Rae is a Charleston,SC native who returned to the city after a five years in Munich and a 2 year stint in Boston. She began her musical studies in classical voice under the highly respected Ambrose Holford and continued in Munich with opera singer Gedvidas Lazauskas. She has performed in prestigious choral groups such […]

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  5. Joe Clarke

    Joe Clarke

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    Joe Clarke has had a life long love affair with Big Band music. As a child, he would spend hours listening to Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller just to name a few. As a youngster, Joe studied percussion and then the trumpet and piano while in high school and college. […]

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  6. Mike Wolk

    Mike Wolk

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    Born in 1953 in Boston, Mike Wolk has been performing music in South Carolina since 1995. He moved to New Orleans in 1975 and has been a resident of South Carolina since 1978. He studied jazz for many years with Earl Greene following the Manhattan School of Music jazz curriculum where Greene studied with Thelonious […]

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  7. Nikolai Svishev

    Nikolai Svishev

     

    Nikolai received a Master of Art Degree in Music with a concentration in Jazz Guitar from the University of Arts in Russia, and he is currently working towards his Post-Graduate Degree in Classical Guitar Performance at USC in Columbia, SC. Mr. Svishev’s musical background includes both film and television soundtracks, numerous music festivals and recordings […]

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  8. Stuart White

    Stuart White

     

    Born in Atlanta, GA, Stuart White developed an interest in music at an early age, and started playing drums when he was 12 years old. After participating in middle and high school band programs (along with some extracurricular punk rock), he moved to Boone, NC to study classical percussion at Appalachian State University. While at […]

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  9. Trey Eaddy

    Trey Eaddy

     

    Trey Eaddy was born in Charleston, South Carolina where his early interest in music lead him to study instruments such as trumpet, piano and settling on guitar. He was introduced to Jazz through a Duke Ellington album given to him upon graduating high-school. Trey has studied Jazz Guitar with Lee Barbour, Frank Duvall and Tyler […]

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  10. William Moore

    William Moore

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    William is a graduate of the College of Charleston where he studied and majored in Jazz performance. William currently lives in Charleston and works with a variety of musicians across the Carolinas as a session player, songwriter, and arranger.

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  11. Roman Pekar

    Roman Pekar

     

    Roman Pekar, Bassist, was born in Ukraine and began his music studies at the age of 5 learning violin. Roman later went on to study the bass which would become his primary instrument. He graduated from the Leontovich Music College in Vinnitsa, Ukraine and the Saint Petersburg State Conservatoire in Saint Petersburg, Russia where he […]

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  12. Jake Holwegner

    Jake Holwegner

     

    Jacob Holwegner began his journey as a musician at age 12. After leaving North Dakota for South Carolina, Jake attended the College of Charleston jazz program, studying from and performing with world class musicians. He later traveled to Cuba to immerse himself in Cuban music. Jake’s musical flexibility and curiosity allows him to play diverse […]

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  13. Tomas Jakubek

    Tomas Jakubek

     

    Tomas Jakubek started his violin studies at the age of seven in his native country of Slovakia. He studied violin at the Conservatory in Zilina, then at the Janacek Academy of Music in Brno (Czech Republic) where he received his Masters Degree in violin performance. He has also studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music […]

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  14. Andrew Mille

    Andrew Mille

     

    Andrew Mille began his cello studies in the USC Strings Project in Columbia S.C. at the age of eight. He played for both the South Carolina Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and All State Orchestra during his high school years, and in 2000 was awarded the Harry Lightsey Cello Scholarship to study at the College of Charleston, […]

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  15. Simon Harding

    Simon Harding

     

    Simon Harding is a professional musician, educator, and composer/arranger with a love for all things saxophone. His inspiration began at 7 years old hiding in his bedroom listening to Mozart, and brought him all the way to Coastal Carolina University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music, concentration in classical saxophone. During a […]

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