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PAUL EASTBURN

Paul Eastburn is a bassist and multi-instrumentalist freelance musician from the SF Bay Area.

His influences and styles in which he plays are far ranging, reflecting the broad diversity of the music of the SF Bay Area. Since 2002 he has shared his love of playing music, which began at age 11 when he began studying the violin, with his public school concert band students in Daly City. He maintains a small private studio, and when he's not gigging or teaching he's kickin' it with his wife and new baby girl Viola.”

 

 
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LARRY STEELMAN

Larry is a composer and musician originally from Texas. Graduating from North Texas State in 1978, he moved to Los Angeles to start a career. There, he worked with such artists as Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Mick Jagger, Willie Bobo, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He also was the Department Head of Keyboards at Musicians Institute in Hollywood for 10 years.

 Since moving to the Bay Area in 2000, he has composed a large number of inspirational choral works with band and singer. He continues to express new thoughts in his musical work.

 

 
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ALAN HALL

Alan Hall has performed and/or recorded with many jazz greats including: Paul McCandless, Russell Ferrante, Taylor Eigsti, Art Lande, Geoff Keezer, Jimmy Haslip, Kai Eckhardt, and vocalists Kenny Washington and Rebecca Parris. He’s worked with Cirque Du Soleil in NYC and Teatro Zinzanni in San Francisco. Alan taught drum set and ensembles at Berklee College of Music for seven years and he currently teaches drum set and ensembles at California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley and Cal State University East Bay in Hayward. He is the author of several articles and a drum book entitled: “Internalization”- A non-reading intensive approach to mastery of the jazz drumming language. He is a proud endorser of Brooks Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Aquarian Accessories and Vic Firth Sticks.

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MATTHEW CHARLES HEULITT

Matthew Charles Heulitt has been a guitarist on the bay area scene for 20 years doing session work, touring internationally, working for a multitude of artists as a side-man, as well as leading his own groups.  He spent 15 years with legendary funk drummer Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters), and the last 10 touring and recording with Grammy award winning producer/drummer Narada Michael Walden (Jeff Beck, The Mahavishnu Orchestra).  He’s also been a member of east bay art-pop band MoeTar which landed him a feature article in the January 2015 issue of Guitar Player Magazine.  Matthew also leads his own jazz group, the MCH Trio, and teaches private music students in Richmond CA.