Reggie Hamilton was born in NYC. He spent his formative years on the east coast and started playing bass at age 11. He was also fortunate enough to have New York bassist Kim Clarke as his first teacher.
Trombonist, Composer, Arranger, Conductor, and Vocalist, Wendell Kelly started his career as a native Californian, playing at the young age of 6. He has played on over 300 recordings from Motion Pictures to radio jingles, and numerous Television shows as well as being in the house band of “The Howie Mandel Show”. He has played with artists such as Beyonce, Lionel Ritchie, Whitney Houston, Snoop Dogg, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Clint Black, Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross, Josh Groban, Patti LaBelle, Toni Braxton, and countless others.
Rashawn Ross is versatile trumpeter from St.Thomas, Virgin Islands. His love of music began from the moment he picked up the trumpet at age 8. His professional music career started at age 14 as a freshman at Charlotte Amalie High School. Playing with local jazz musicians as well as some of the Caribbean's top calypso and dance bands, he started to broaden his horizons musically by listening to different styles of music and learning about arranging horn parts to these various styles and genres.
Jazz trumpeter Brian Swartz is a diverse musician with a wide range of influences. He has performed or recorded with Michael Bublé, The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Patti Labelle, The Dixie Chicks, Oingo Boingo, Tom Harrell, Brad Mehldau, John Beasley’s Monk’estra, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Kim Richmond’s Concert Jazz Orchestra, Taylor Eigsti, Raya Yarbrough, The O’Jays, Bob Florence, Scott Healy’s Tentet, The Luckman Jazz Orchestra, Francisco Aguabella, Jose Rizo’s Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars and many more. He is a founding member of the Los Angeles Jazz Collective,