BJ Cord - Trumpet
BJ Cord is a very active musician and composer in several different musical genres. He holds degrees in Classical and Jazz Performance from the world-renowned Indiana University School of Music. At home in a jazz club, a recording studio, or onstage with a dance orchestra, BJ has performed, studied and recorded with some of the most acclaimed musicians in the country. He has been nationally recognized for both his classical and jazz playing, and additionally performs in pop, hip-hop, latin, experimental and theatrical settings. As a composer, he has written music for small jazz groups and big bands, and has recently branched out into composing for film. He is also busy as a music teacher, teaching private lessons independently and for several schools in the Chicago Area.
Rob Clearfield - Keyboards
A native of the Chicago area, Rob Clearfield has had the privilege of a very diverse musical background. Since high school, Rob has shown an interest in many styles of music, studying and performing jazz, gospel, rock, hip-hop, classical and afro-latin. After studying at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Clearfield has enjoyed a successful career as a performer, working professionally with such artists as Fareed Haque, Grazyna Auguscik, Rakalam Bob Moses, Juma Santos, Ernest Dawkins, and Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago. In addition to his work as a performer, Clearfield is also an active composer, and his original music can be heard in the indie rock group Information Superhighway.