Bios – Short Form Dr. Bill Harman (trombone) has played with the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra and the Herb Pomeroy Big Band. Bill has been instrumental in developing musical arrangements for the band. He has a Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from MIT and works on space research for Lincoln Laboratories. Professor Jeff Haskell (piano/vocals) is on the faculty of the University of Arizona School of Music & Dance where he is Coordinator of Jazz Studies and Director of the Recording Studio. He is active as a pianist/composer/arranger and has worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Billy Taylor, Bill Watrous, Linda Ronstadt, and Buck Owens. Bob Kindred (tenor saxophone/clarinet) has played with Woody Herman, the Mel Lewis Quartet, Hank Jones Quartet, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Clark Terry, Roy Eldridge, Ruby Braff, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Doc Cheatham, Urbie Green, Jimmy Scott, and the Smithsonian Jazz Repertoire Ensemble. Richard Stoltzman, worldrenowned clarinetist said, “I wish I could play Mozart like Bob Kindred plays jazz.” Jay Leonhart (bass/vocals) has played in thousands of commercials, over 200 albums, 50 films, and 20 Broadway shows. He has appeared with a wide array of artists including Judy Garland, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Duke Ellington, and Dave Grusin. In 1984, 1987 and 1989, the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences named him Most Valuable Bassist in the recording industry. He writes and sings his own songs as well. Jay has been active in the band since 1996. Dr. Rick Lundquist (trumpet/leader) founded the band in his college days (1957-59) and has since played for Joel Grey, Petula Clark, and Peter Duchin. Rick is a professor emeritus of international and private enterprise of the State University of New York, award-winning educator and teacher, and international Fulbright Senior Scholar John McGhee (drums) has appeared with the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra and Milt Jackson Quartet at the Sydney International Jazz Festival, Australia. He has also played at the Oslo Jazz Festival on a regular basis. John continues to perform with numerous jazz greats including Bob Wilber, Kenny Davern, and Todd Coolman to name a few. By day, he is Vice President for Japan Airlines.