Trumpeter Chris Pasin’s career goes from his study at New England Conservatory, to touring with a variety of artists, to the upper Hudson Valley music and recording scene, where he currently resides. He’s performed at Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, the Royal Albert Hall, the Village Vanguard, Ronnie Scott’s, and the Blue Note, among others. As a student, his influences, and performances were with the likes of Gunther Schuller, Jaki Byard, George Russell, Jimmy Giuffre, Ran Blake, and Miroslav Vitous, among others. This included performances at the Village Vanguard with the George Russell New York band. Several years after this were spent riding the Buddy Rich bus touring the US, and the world, as the jazz trumpet soloist. Performances with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson, and Ray Charles also took place during this period. After years on the road, a decade in New York City included five years playing with the Toshiko Akiyoshi / Lew Tabackin band, Brother Jack McDuff, several major salsa bands, and a host of New York – based musicians.
Adam Siegel is an alto saxophonist with over a decade of experience as a jazz improviser. He graduated from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, where he was instructed by Philadelphia-based tenor saxophonists Ben Schachter and Chris Farr. Adam has shared the stage with such greats as Dick Oatts, Jon Gordon, Joe Magnarelli, Grant Stewart, Tani Tabbal, Jeff Coffin, Matt Mitchell, Michael Bisio, and Pete Seeger. In addition to leading his own groups, the Whisper Trio and the Adam Siegel Quartet, Adam is currently a member of the Tani Tabbal Trio, the Walter Donnaruma Group, the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra, the Sketches of Influence, and the Anwar Marshall Trio.
A resident of Upstate New York, John Menegon started his career as a jazz bassist in Montreal. After having worked for several years on the Canadian jazz scene with the great guitarists Sonny Greenwich, Mike Gauthier & Nelson Simons, and saxophonists Steve Grossman & Pat LaBarbara, he then went on to hone his skills in NYC in the mid-80s. John has performed/recorded with Dewey Redman, David “Fathead” Newman, Matt Wilson, Frank Kimbrough, John Hicks, Yoron Israel, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Barron, Bruce Barth, Paul Bley, Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra, Nick Brignola, Bob Meyer, Jimmy Cobb, Al Foster, Slide Hampton, Sheila Jordan, Lee Konitz, J.R. Monterose, Joe Lovano, and many others.
Harvey Sorgen has had the great fortune to record and/or perform with many great musicians including Ahmad Jamal, Paul Simon, Dewey Redman, Dave Douglas, Mark Feldman, Karl Berger, Joe Mcphee, Julius Hemphill , Pete Levin, Zakir Hussain, Wadada Leo Smith, Cameron Brown, Steve Swell, Anthony Braxton, John Stubblefield, Bruce Hornsby, Jay Anderson, Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, Roswell Rudd, David Torn, Levon Helm, Bill Frisell, Herb Robertson, Carlos Santana, Art Lande, Bob Weir, Jack DeJohnette, and Tony Levin amongst many, many others. Sorgen has also written and performed pieces for film and the stage, including a solo percussion piece for the New Day Repertoire Theater. He has been a recipient of New York State “Meet the Composer” and NYSCA grants and interviewed for a number of publications including: Modern Drummer, DRUM!, Down Beat, All About Jazz, Jazz Podium (Germany), and Jazz Halo (Belgium).