The 2017-2018 Jazz Brew Line-up

     Greg Bandy & The Jazz Alliance

Drummer Greg Bandy was discovered by Charles Mingus at the age of 20. He has played with a plethora of prominent jazz artists over the last thirty-plus years including, Joe Henderson, Betty Carter, Pharoah Sanders, Olu Dara, Curtis Fuller, Jack McDuff, Leon Thomas, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, George Benson, Yusef Lateef and many others.

These associations have secured his status as a living legend. Of Greg Bandy, the New Yorker, wrote, " of those rare old-school drummers who remind you what the art of jazz percussion is all about, adds class as well as rhythmic friction to Bartz's band." His playing is described as "progressive, not nostalgic, employing music from all over the globe." Bandy is a staple of jazz festivals the world over.

Mr. Bandy's 1997 debut CD "Lightning in a Bottle" garnered two Grammy nominations. After returning to his hometown of Cleveland, he headed his own trio and was the co-leader of the Eddie Henderson/Greg Bandy Quartet. He produced "Bandy Does Blakey," and with this ensemble, he made a tribute to one of his mentors, the late Art Blakey, and often reunites former members of Blakey's Jazz Messengers.

Josh Hindmarsh is a dynamic and original musical artist, composer and educator. Regarded in jazz and blues circles as a virtuoso guitar guru, he has been featured on many albums and has shared the stage with a virtual "Who's Who" of the greatest jazz and blues giants in the industry including, Ronnie Cuber, Roy Hargrove, Joey Defrancesco, Bobby Floyd, Gene Walker, Willie Pooch and Mike Clark.

Jon Eshelman rounds out the group with his recognizable style on piano and/or Hammond B3 organ.

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The members of Copacetic are Ed Hill (saxophones) David Jordan (keyboards) and
Derek Brown (guitars). Imagine painting a picture with your favorite colors, mixing and blending them until just the right shade and feel. That is what listening to Copacetic is like.

A "just-right" sound that is both soothing and exciting to hear. Whether it's a jazz standard or an instrumental version of a classic soul song, the group's approach is always a unique mix that's pleasing to the ear and intriguing to the mind. A special blend of sonic java.

Each of the members write and arrange music and the group truly enjoys shaping familiar tunes with their smooth sound, as well as contributing original selections to their repertoire.

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