Steve Pistorius

Steve Pistorius

Steve Pistorius Steve Pistorius has the distinction of being the only living New Orleanian who specializes in early Jazz piano. Whether playing solo or leading a band, he creates joyful and swinging renditions of oft-neglected rags, waltzes, marches, pop tunes, blues...
Xavier Davis

Xavier Davis

Xavier Davis “The pianist [Xavier Davis] simply knows how to make every note on his instrument sing, and he invariably finds the richest area of the keyboard for voicing his chords.” says writer Bob Blumenthal. Jazz Times reviewer John Murph writes...
Jeff Kressler

Jeff Kressler

Jeff Kressler Jeff Kressler (piano) has been an active jazz pianist and arranger for many years. He received his B.M. and M.M. from Michigan State University, and has contributed dozens of arrangements to the libraries of both the Spartan Marching Band and the Jazz...
Ed Fedewa

Ed Fedewa

Ed Fedewa Ed Fedewa serves as Instructor of Double Bass at Central Michigan University. He is a member of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and serves as a mentor in the Lansing Symphony Mentor program. Fedewa has performed in the pit orchestras of numerous Broadway...
Brent Wagner

Brent Wagner

Brent Wagner Brent Wagner was chair of the Department of Musical Theatre for 32 years and is credited with building the department into one of the top musical theatre programs in the world. Before joining the Michigan faculty in 1984 he taught at Syracuse University....
QuinTango

QuinTango

QuinTango “For haunting melody, rhythm that makes every part of your anatomy move, and a feeling of warmth and enthusiasm, QuinTango is downright wonderful.”- Robert Jones, Spoleto Critic, The Charleston Post and Courier QuinTango, a quintet of strings, bandoneon, and...