About the band:
Andy Hall honed his drumming chops through five summers with the award-winning Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps, serving as drum captain from 1988-1990. He founded Groove Project, a West African drum and dance ensemble, which received the Artsbridge Founder's Award. Andy has played with many groups in his native Mid-Ohio Valley including Maybelogic, Pole, Mokshya, Funk Pump, Vinnie Mele and the Lubricators, and Waterwagon. By day, he's the Senior Interactive Designer at Stonewall Retail Marketing in Marietta, Ohio.
Bassist Steven Heffner is a seasoned educator and performer having performed with many great artists including Todd DelGuidice, Rob Tapper, Joe Kloess and Arnie Coruthers as well as names such as Arthur Duncan, Hal Galper, Sid Jacobs, Jeff Clayton, and Bill Watrous throughout the Inland Northwest. After leaving Washington for Athens, Ohio, Steven had the privilege of working with great regional artists like Erik Augis, Jay Flippin, Rob Parton, Bob Thompson, Matt James, Ernie Bastin, and Guy Remonko as well as performers like Mark Pender, Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg, and Landau Murphy Jr.
Guitarist Ryan Kennedy is a musician in Charleston, WV. He plays guitar with the Bob Thompson Unit, the Ryan Kennedy Trio, and the Mountain Stage band. He recently finished his first album, titled "Something to Say."
Sean Parsons is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and educator. Originally from Illinois, Sean holds a Bachelor’s degree in music composition from Illinois Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in jazz studies from DePaul University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois. Sean currently lives in Athens, Ohio where he is an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies and Music Theory.