Jazz Band Bios

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Paul Vogler - Percussionist, Marimba & Vibraphone

Paul has appeared on the bill with Ziggy Marley, Thelonius Monk Jr., Dr. Billy Taylor, The New York Voices & others.

Paul worked with the National Afro-American Museum on the exhibit "When the Spirit Moves" appearing at the Smithsonian Institution.

Paul Vogler is the founder of Atlanta Event Music, Atlanta Jazz Trio, Atlanta Steel Pan & Island Music and 2nd Line Atlanta.

Kim Williams of Atlanta Jazz Trio at Wedding

Kim Williams - Piano

Kim has appeared on the bill with Spyro Gyra, New York Voices, Billy Taylor, John Faddis and Freddie Cole.

As a concerto soloist with the Atlanta Community Orchestra, Kim was 1st place college state winner of the Georgia Music Teachers Association competition and a Pro-Mozart Society scholarship competition winner.

Jim Pearce - Atlanta Jazz Pianist

Jim Pearce - Piano & Vocals

Jim Pearce has released 7 Jazz CD’s and composed and recorded 100’s of tunes in many genres.

Jim’s compositions have been heard in TV shows including “Saturday Night Live” (NBC), “90210” (The CW), “Parenthood” (NBC), “Friends With Benefits” (NBC), “Lipstick Jungle” (NBC), “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC), “Greek” (ABC), The Mentalist (CBS)”, “American Pickers” (Hist.), “Aurora” (Telemundo), and the feature film “The Big Wedding” (Lionsgate), as well as many other shows.


Atlanta Jazz Music, Piano Player Ken Cowan

Ken Cowan - Piano

Playing jazz for over 30 years Ken studied with trumpeter/bassist London Branch & with the late Dr. Billy Taylor.

Ken has appeared on the bill with T.S. Monk Jr., The Vince Clarke Quintet & Kenny Burrell & performed with Chuck Mangione's saxophonist Chris Vadala.

Rick Harris Musician Atlanta Jazz

Rick Harris - Trombone, Saxophone, Piano, Vocals and Multi Instrumental

Rick Harris is known for his nationally acclaimed vocal quartet, Mad Romance.

Award-winning vocalist and arranger, Rick is a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, brass, saxophone, Latin percussion, and stringed instruments.

Rick is front man/arranger for ten-piece Little Big Band Atlanta, singer and jazz trumpeter for Big Band Atlanta, and performer with oldies rock and R&B band Boomers Gone Wild.


.Atlanta Jazz Musician Ray McMurtry on Bass

Ray McMurtry - Upright Bass

Accomplished bass player, performing since 1960, Ray's Linked in profile reads, "Just A Bass Player who pull 4, 5 and 6 strings." Need we say more?

la tuten jazz musician - bass player

L.A. Tuten – Tuba & Bass 

L.A. studied music at GSU and Berklee.

Is arranger and conductor of the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable; and bassist with Col. Bruce Hampton,“Thumbs” Carllile, and Elise Witt.

L.A. toured internationally also as tubist with Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz & The Atlanta Pops Orchestra.

Jazz Samba & Jazz Swing Music Atlanta

Dave Back – Bass 

Playing local & regional acts since 1996, Dave formally studied classical performance & jazz improvisation.

Dave currently performs concerts and performs with Trio of Destiny, Snazz Jazz Band, Part Time Weekends Variety Band & Blue Suede Entertainment.

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