Jack Shawde is one of the Southeast’s most in-demand performing and recording musicians, and producer. In addition to being a craftsman of the electric guitar, nylon string and steel string acoustic guitar, Jack also plays the mandolin, resonator ‘Dobro’ style guitar, lap steel, dulcimer and banjo.
Debbie Duke has been one of South Florida’s premier bass players for many years and is known for a versatile and deep pocket. Her unique style mixes swinging grooves with rich melodic counterpoint and she is equally at home playing with singer-songwriters, jam band funk rockers, blues and bluegrass artists and is a master in all styles of rock.
Keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Bob Taylor has worked successfully across genres and in a broad array of contexts, from backing iconic musicians to writing music for film and TV. Throughout it all, his instinctual creativity has been a key asset. “My approach is organic, I try not to impose myself on what’s happening musically, and, instead, let what’s happening dictate what I play.”
John Yarling (drumset, jazz percussion) is a lecturer in the Department of Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. His flawless musicianship and commitment to his art make him the drummer of choice for many South Florida performers.