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Bill Huber - Lead Euphonium - Bill Huber is currently adjunct instructor of trombone and euphonium at Trevecca Nazarene University. He also teaches trombone and euphonium at Shuff's Music in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as teaching trombone, euphonium and tuba at Hillwood High School in Nashville. Huber attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville on a music scholarship, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Philosophy. While there he studied trombone with Don Hough and jazz with Jerry Coker. While still at UT Bill started freelancing on trombone and soon was playing the lead/solo chair for various local bands on everything from swing to rock to country to polkas. Huber has recorded with or backed-up a variety of recording artists such as Henry Mancini, Natalie Cole, Toni Tenille, James Brown, Ed Shaughnessy, Butch Miles, Slide Hampton, Bill Watrous, Floyd Cramer, Boots Randolph, Danny Davis & the Nashville Brass, Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band, The Temptations, O'Jays, Fifth Dimension, Four Tops; Mannheim Steamroller, Lou Rawls, Lynn Anderson, and Kenny Rogers. Bill has appeared as a guest artist and soloist with various high school and college ensembles and currently freelances in Nashville.
Barry Green - Euphonium - Barry Green has been a professional trombonist/euphonium player since the age of 14. He performed at the prestigious Montreaux Jazz Festival in 1977. He studied with Phil Wilson at Berklee College of Music in 1980 and has lived in Nashville for the past 20 years. Barry has made his living recording and performing dixieland, jazz, big band, rock, pop, country, alternative, legit, contemporary christian, musical theatre and even some styles that would be hard to classify. You may not know him but you've heard him play if you've ever watched CNN, Headline News, The Airport Channel, CNN International, WTBS, CNN en espaniol, QVC, HGTV, or heard numerous albums by such diverse artists as Amy Grant, Bela Fleck, John Michael Montgomery, Shelby Lynn, Deanna Carter, Brenda Lee, Shirley Caesar, Kenny Rogers, Michael English, Michael W. Smith, Travis Tritt, Lorrie Morgan, Self, Supermodel, Sandi Patti, Michael McDonald, Point of Grace, The Neville Brothers, Tommy Sims, Ray Stevens, Tony Bennett and many, others.
Marc Dickman - Euphonium - Dr. Marcus Dickman is professor of jazz studies and low brass at the University of North Florida and conducts the Osprey Band and Jazz Ensemble III. He is principal trombone with the St. John's River City Band. He also free-lances on trombone, bass-trombone, and tuba in the North Florida area. Marc has performed with Branford Marsalis, Doc Severinson, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Al Vizutti, Diane Schuur, Rosemary Clooney, and Louie Bellson's Big Band. He performed on bass-trombone with One O'Clock Lab Band while attending the University of North Texas and appears on the CD, Lab Band '95. Dickman co-leads the Swamp Dog Jazz Band, a UNF faculty ensemble that has performed in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, California and Iowa. He was a featured euphonium artist at the ITEC 2000 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Dickman attended Troy State University, McNeese State University, and the University of North Texas. His teachers include Rich Matteson, Don Little, Steve Wolfinbarger, Ed Bahr, and Bunky Green. He directs the North Florida Jazz Camp held in Jacksonville each summer. As a soloist, Marc is a Besson Performing Artist.
Joe Murphy - Eb Tuba - Joe Murphy is one of the top recording tuba players in the United States having played live and on hundreds of recording projects with artists such as Michael Bolton, Michael W. Smith, Dennis DeYoung, Jeff Coffin and Futureman of Bela Fleck And The Flecktones, Larnell Harris, Mike Reid, the Nashville Jazz Machine, the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Opera, the Alabama Symphony, the Chattanooga Symphony, and the Original Mr. Jack Daniels Silver Cornet Band. Joe has performed on nationally televised broadcasts of Austin City Limits, TNN's Nashville Now, BET Jazz Classics, and the NBC Today Show and was recently the tuba soloist on the movie, Hoodwinked.
Mr. Murphy is the Artist In Residence, Director of Bands and Tuba-Euphonium Instructor at Cumberland University. (2001-2008)
Richard Perry - F Tuba - Dr. Richard Perry is currently Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He holds degrees from Tennessee Tech University (BS), the University of Illinois (MM), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (DMA), and was formerly on the faculties of the University of Montevallo and Birmingham-Southern College. Richard's earliest jazz experience came through composing, arranging, and soloing with the internationally acclaimed Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, performing with them at such venues as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Blues Harbor in Atlanta, and Preservation Hall in New Orleans.While at Tech, he was also a finalist in the 1986 International Jazz Improvisation Competition held at the International Tuba Euphonum Conference in Austin, Texas. Richard was also a member of the Madison Jazz Orchestra, a big band, and Trio Gristle, an avant-garde group. He has accompanied such musicians as Louie Bellson, Dominic Spera, Arturo Sandoval, and Ray Charles, and sat in with the Dukes of Dixieland while on tour in New Orleans. He was one of the contributors to Tubalogy 601, a jazz recording project done by the Tennessee Tech Alumni Tuba Ensemble.
R. Winston Morris - CC Tuba - R. Winston Morris has been internationally recognized for the past thirty-five years as one of the leaders in the advancement in the tuba. He is Professor of Music and Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Tennessee Technological University, in Cookeville, Tennessee, where he has been on the faculty since 1967. Morris is regarded as the leading authority on literature for the tuba, was one of the founding fathers of the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association (T.U.B.A.), and acknowledged worldwide as the major authority on development of the tuba ensemble. He is the Senior Editor for the recently published Tuba Source Book, conductor of the large professional tuba/euphonium ensemble, Symphonia, and has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association. He has been a tireless advocate of utilizing the tuba and euphonium in the jazz idiom. As the conductor of the famed Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble (TTTE), he started promoting jazz tuba performance in an ensemble setting as early as 1968. Not only was jazz an important "element" throughout the numerous recording projects of the TTTE but indeed several recordings were devoted exclusively to jazz. The TTTE has performed dozens of jazz concerts in venues throughout the eastern half of the United States including The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, two World Fairs (Knoxville and New Orleans), national and international conferences and five unprecedented Carnegie Recital Hall concerts. As a tuba performer Morris has performed with Taj Mahal and extensively as a founding member of the acclaimed Matteson/Phillips TUBAJAZZ CONSORT in venues ranging from Montreux, Switzerland to Monterey, California; from Sapporo, Japan to Sydney, Australia; and from the Jazz Showcase in Chicago to Donte's Jazz Club in Hollywood.
Paul Carrol Binkley - Electric & Acoustic Guitars - Paul began formal study of the guitar at age nine, and since then has developed a rich repertoire of traditional guitar literature. He later trained at the Berklee College of Music in Boston(where he received a Jim Hall Jazz Award), Austin Peay State University, and the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. He has performed in concert across the country has twice been named winner of the southeast "Young Composers Competition". His compositions represent a wide spectrum of musical genre and have enjoyed performances by groups as diverse as The Nashville Dance Project, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and the Eugene O'Neill Institute in Connecticut. His music has been heard from the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to the Lincoln Center in New York to the "Wave" radio network in California. He is also acting Music Director for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Mockingbird Theatre, and the Nashville Children's Theatre. His solo recordings including "Silent Serenade", "Closer to Home", "Passages for Acoustic Guitar" , "Flying Colors", and "Do You Hear What I Hear" have received national recognition on such broadcasts as "Music from the Hearts of Space" and NPR's "All Things Considered". "Flying Colors" was called "...one of the cleanest and most substantive guitar recordings I've heard in a long while..." by Music Row Magazine. At home in "Music City", Paul is highly respected as an acoustic guitar specialist and is frequently called upon for both recording sessions and live performances. Currently he performs guitar duties for country super group "Alabama", "Conversation", and, of course, The MJT Project.
Bob Mater - Drums & Percussion - Since moving to Nashville in 1975, Bob has built a reputation as an all-styles reading drummer. His interest in diverse genres has led to recordings with Chet Atkins (Sails), Alabama (The Touch), Ray Price, New Grass Revival, Sandi Patti, Michael Martin Murphy, Richie Cole, Maura O'Connell (Helpless Heart), Mark O'Connor (New Nashville Cats), Tiny Town member Pat McLaughlin (Allright-OK, Party at Pat's), blues great Tracy Nelson (Move On), and local performances with touring jazzers Eddie Harris, Herb Ellis, Mose Allison, Dave Pietro, Jimmy Rainey, Gene Bertincini, Bill Watrous, Dee Barton, Conte Candoli, Cal Collins, and Earl Klugh. Bob is also known his work with large ensembles, which includes recordings with the Chris McDonald Big Band, the Barry Green Big Band, the Nashville Jazz Machine, and several dates with the Nashville Pops and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Bob was a featured clinician at the 1989 Percussion Arts Society International Convention in Nashville and has been published by Modern Drummer. From 1991 - 93 Bob toured with the Everly Brothers, which included the 10th anniversary concert of their historic reunion at the Royal Albert Hall. He was the staff drummer on TNN's Music City Tonight with Crook and Chase from 1993 - 1995, and has taped several syndication and network specials. In addition to his work in Nashville, Bob currently records and performs with Paul Reed Smith and the PRS Dragons.