|Clark Gibson is a saxophonist. Currently, he teaches The History of Jazz, Blues and Rock & Roll at Heartland Community College, directs the University of Illinois Jazz Band III and teaches jazz saxophone. Clark has toured with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Jim Knapp Orchestra, Edgar Winters, The Temptations, Lalo Rodriguez, Tito Puente Jr, The Four Tops and many more. Clark co-leads The Old Style Sextet. He has released two cds, most recently “Lapetus” for Pony Boy Records released in 2009 and is currently working on a third release
Dr. Michael Fenoglio is a saxophonist. He earned his BM in Commercial Music from Millikin University in jazz studies jazz classical saxophone. Fenoglio completed his MM in Jazz Performance at DePaul University in 2010 where he performed with jazz greats Phil Woods, Ira Sullivan and The Tom Matta Big Band. In 2013, Dr. Fenoglio earned his DMA in Jazz Saxophone Performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he served as the Jazz/Classical Saxophone Teaching Assistant. Michael was the winner of an "Outstanding Jazz Soloist Award" from Down Beat Magazine.
Euan Edmonds is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Prior to attending the University of Illinois, Euan studied both Jazz and Classical Trombone at Shepherd University, in Shepherdstown, WV. Most recently he spent a year performing in the pit orchestra for the first national tour of the Broadway revival of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross' musical "The Pajama Game."
Matt Endres is a drummer, educator and is endorsed by Bopworks Drumsticks. He is currently on music faculty at Richland College in Decatur Illinois. He has a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, his Masters degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Illinois and is currently working on his Doctoral degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois as. In February of 2010 he received a division 1 ranking at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival; one of the most prestige jazz festivals in he United States. Matt has collaborated with Doc Severinson, The Count Basie Jazz Orchestra, Chip McNeill, Larry Gray, Tito Carrillo, Gregg Bissonette and Ruben Alvarez.
Sam Peters is a Jazz Bassist from Champaign, Illinois. While in high school, he played in many nationally recognized jazz festivals including the Monterrey Jazz Festival and the Essentially Ellington festival in New York. As a senior, Sam was selected to the Illinois All-State Honors Jazz Combo under the direction of Jim Pugh. He is currently pursuing a BFA in Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois. He is also a Downbeat award recipient.
A multi- instrumentalist and pedagog, Dr. Easton Stuard began performing piano at age five, drumset at age six, and flute at age 10. Easton holds a BM in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon, an MM in Jazz Pedagogy, and a DMA in Jazz Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has held a position as director of jazz studies at Indiana Purdue University of Indianapolis, and has just accepted a position as Music Director at iAM Music in Durango, CO. Dr. Stuard plays piano, flute, drums, and bass. He has recorded on 12 albums.