Baritone Saxophonist ADAM SCHROEDER has established his influence as a major voice and force in the global jazz community by becoming the first call for a multitude of musical situations and for his dedication and devotion towards extensive educational outreach.
He has been voted a "Rising Star" on the Baritone Saxophone in Down Beat Magazine's Annual Critic's Poll and recognized in both Down Beat Magazine's Annual Reader's Poll and JazzEd Magazine Reader's Poll.
Performance highlights include contributions to many Grammy Award winning and nominated albums; working on NBC's "The Voice", "X-Factor", "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"; FOX's "American Idol"; playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Ray Charles Orchestra, Michael Bublé, the Bob Mintzer Big Band, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and many others.
Schroeder is a Yamaha Artist, a D'Addario Reeds endorser and Capri Recording Artist. Additionally, he leads his own quartet performing throughout the nation and serves as an artist and clinician for jazz camps and festivals around the globe. Guest Artist appearances in 2016 included the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Beaver Creek Ohio Jazz Festival, the Playboy Jazz Festival and tributes to both Quincy Jones and Ray Charles at the 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
Guitarist GRAHAM DECHTER is one of the most promising young jazz musicians on the scene today. After completing a year in the Jazz Studies program at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. he received an invitation from Jeff Hamilton to accept the guitar seat in the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (CHJO). He was 19 at the time and became the youngest member of the acclaimed orchestra. He has performed and recorded with some of the most respected names in music, including: Ernie Andrews, Charles Aznavour, Michael Buble, Regina Carter, Gilbert Castellanos, Freddie Cole, Natalie Cole, Bill Charlap, Paquito D’Rivera, Kurt Elling, John Faddis, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Wycliffe Gordon, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, Jon Hendricks, Red Holloway, Quincy Jones, Joe Locke, Joe Magnarelli, Russell Malone, Wynton Marsalis, James Moody, John Pizzarelli, Claudio Roditi,Tom Scott, Marlena Shaw, and many more. He has toured throughout the United States and Europe with CHJO and has also been a part of major festivals including the Monterey Jazz
Festival, the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Detroit Jazz Festival, the Port Townsend Jazz Festival and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
Bassist STEVE FLORA attended Berklee College of Music and graduated from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He studied privately with Ray Brown, Milt Hinton, and François Rabbath. He has performed with Jazz greats Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Rick Margitza, Scott Hamilton, Richie
Cole, Nat Adderley, Ira Sullivan, Danny Gottlieb, Johnny Coles, and Eddie Harris. Steve has accompanied many celebrities including Carole King, Rita Moreno, Queen Latifah, Gloria Estefan, Marlena Shaw, Ben Vereen, Hugh Jackman, Tony Orlando, Crystal Gayle, and Steve Lawrence.
Drummer KEVIN KANNER has amassed a large summary of jazz credits including records with: Paul Anka, Bill Holman (including grammy nominated 2006 recording, and grammy nominated 2007 recording), Bud Shank, Gilbert Castellanos, Melissa Morgan and Annie Sellick. His tour credits include: John Pizzarelli, Maureen McGovern,The Gilbert Castellanos Quintet,The Bill Holman Band, The Gerald Clayton Trio, The Clayton Brothers, The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Lee Konitz, Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Goldings, Charles McPhearson, Benny Green, Bob Hurst, Eric Reed, Peter Washington, Terrell Stafford and Russell Malone, Johnny Mandel, Larry Koonse, Bill Henderson,, Joe Magnarelli, Monty Alexander, Houston Person, Wycliffe Gordon and many more.