Instrument: Alto Saxophone
John is the Band Director and Co-Founder of Madison Jazz Project.
Instrument: Trumpet and Coronet
Marty is the Business Manager and Co-Founder of Madison Jazz Project.
Marc started playing trombone in 1959, and later took 33 years off. He joined MJP about 7 years ago. He was also a pioneer in the computer programming industry. In 1967, Marc attended Lakeland Community College (before there was a Lakeland Community College), where he majored in data processing and was a main frame programmer/analyst until main frames began to vanish.
Instrument: Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone
Jean has been playing since she was 14 years old, and taught school for 36 years. She currently plays with five different bands. Her playing experiences include Carnegie Hall, the Sidney Opera House, Lake Chautauqua, Blossom Music Center and Severance Hall.
Chris has been playing trumpet for over 18 years. He graduated from The Ohio State University, where he played in TBDBITL (The Best Damn Band in the Land) for four years.
Instrument: Drums and Percussion
John has been drumming for about 45 years. He holds a B.M. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.P.A. from Cleveland State. He played extensively with "The Ice Capades" where he performed in over 2000 shows. John also teaches percussion at Pfabes Music.
Instrument: Baritone Saxophone
Joey has been playing for 39 years, all over the place, and his dulcet tones have even echoed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ian Early, sax player for The Cherry Poppin' Daddies, chose his horn for the store where he bought it. Later, by coincidence, Ian was running sound for a gig he had at Shooters in the Flats and played Joey's sax as a guest on "Mustang Sally".
Donald has been playing for over 28 years. He is a retired D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine).
Beth has been singing since before she could talk. She is classically trained and can sing everything from opera to jazz. She also teaches voice at Rabbit Run.
Instrument: Keyboard / Piano
Linda has been playing with MJP since the fall of 2009. She is a retired teacher, but still teaches piano at Rabbit Run.
Kelsie is currently a student at Riverside High School, where she plays in the Riverside Regiment and Jazz Band. Kelsie also plays with the Great Geauga County Fair Jr. Fair Band, Lakeland Community College's Jazz Impact and with the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, and has had the honor of playing at Severance Hall.