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Kerry Kennard

Kerry attended Wright State University for two years, and then transferred to Belmont University to receive a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance. In 2019, he finished an Online Master’s in Jazz at University of Arkansas (Monticello). He also holds a Masters of Music from Eastern Kentucky University. He also studied at the Eastman School of Music to learn Creative Music Making and African drum studies. Lastly, he attended the University of Dayton for Percussion, Music Technology, &  More..

Shawn Steele

Shawn Steele’s music career began at the age of 11 after catching a live performance of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny” on TV just before an early bedtime. Shawn instantly began to learn how to play the guitar and drums. By the time middle school came about, he began to develop music fundamentals by joining concert band playing trombone. More..

Michael Bustamente

The music classes he took as a young elementary schooler up to his young adult life, playing first and second trombone in the schools concert and jazz band had planted the seed of music in Mike Bustamante’s head at an early and impressionable age. It took up his time in the easiest way possible, a way to connect, a way to share and a way to express what was inside and around him at all times. More..

Mike Brokamp

Mike Brokamp’s musical aspirations began in the 2nd grade, and he hasn’t stopped since. Beginning with piano, Brokamp has also picked up percussion, guitar and voice over the years to become the well-rounded musician he is today. More…