Gomez, originally from Costa Rica, is a versatile musician
who combines his studies of orchestral conducting and jazz performance
with an active career as a violinist and violist in a variety of
musical genres and styles. He is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate
at LSU, the founder of LouisianaClassicalMusic.com
and a member of the classical-jazz crossover trio BossaRica. more....
Brad Walker is a saxophone
and clarinet player based in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA.
He is known for his work as an improvisor in many different contexts,
including but not limited to music(s) from within the jazz tradition.
He has performed at major venues throughout the Southeast, and
with some of New Orleans's leading lights, including Simon Lott,
Helen Gillet, Jeff Albert, and others. He is currently working
on a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies at LSU. He does a lot of
Tracy (percussion) is a proud native of Lafayette,LA, and
is attending LSU to pursue a degree in Natural Resource Ecology
and Management. He loves playing music equally as much as he loves
being outdoors. He hopes to one day be a wildlife manager or park
ranger and continue to express himself through music.
Marcelo Martinez Vieira, a native of São
Paulo, Brazil, is in Baton Rouge as a Master Degree candidate in
Jazz Studies. A versatile musician and artist eager to explore new
artistic medias, Marcelo is a passionate composer and improvisation
enthusiast, always in transit between different musical styles and
diverse artistical activities. more...
Keyboardist and IncenseMerchants band leader
Bill Kelley loves creating things. In the audio
world, that includes sound sculpture, soundtracks, pop tunes and
classical electronic pieces. Kelley earned an MFA in Electronic
Music from Mills
College, where he studied with, among others, Robert
Ashley and Anthony Braxton. In 2005, Kelley founded CultureCandy
for which 225
Magazine christened him the "culture warrior".
Other music of Kelley's can be heard here.
William (Chip) Osborne, III has been on the BR
art scene for a good long time. He is an artist, writer, and creative
projects manager, with graduate degrees in Art and Philosophy. He's
a fantastic mixologist and he is currently the Director of Curriculum
Development for the LSU Honors College.
Padgett is an active flute teacher and freelancer in Louisiana.
She is second flute of the Louisiana Sinfonietta, and has performed
flute and piccolo with Opera Louisiane, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. She teaches at the Acadiana
Conservatory of music and maintains a private studio. Bethany is pursuing
her doctorate in flute performance at Louisiana State University,
where she studies with Katherine Kemler. In 2010 she was the recipient
of the Everitt Timm Scholarship and the Louisiana State University
Wind Ensemble Scholarship. She received her Masters in flute performance
at Illinois State University where she was awarded a Graduate Assistantship
and studied with Kimberly Risinger. She received her Bachelors in
flute performance from Western Michigan University where she studied
with Christine Smith. Bethany has been active in many organizations
including Sigma Alpha Iota, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society,
Music Teachers National Association and the National Flute Association,
and she is currently the secretary for the Louisiana Flute Society.