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Chaz Underriner is a composer, guitarist, and intermedia artist based in DeLand, Florida. His music has been called “quietly radiant in animated stasis” (The Wire 2022) and that it “enchant[s] the listener so that time loses its function, so that you are completely subordinated to your dreams.” (Nieuw Noten 2017) Chaz specializes in playing new music, jazz, and free improvisation and has performed in venues and festivals throughout the US and Europe, such as at Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht, NE), the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s National Composer’s Intensive, GROUND Solyanka (Moscow, RU), the Proyector International Video Art Festival (Madrid, ESP), the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Hawick, Scotland), the Impuls Festival (Graz, AU), Ostrava New Music Days (CZ), the Forfest Festival (CZ), RAUM (Vienna, AU), the MISE_EN Music Festival (USA), and the Timucua Arts Foundation (Orlando). Chaz creates art in a variety of styles and forms, from meticulously notated chamber music to multimedia installations.

Garrett Wingfield is a Miami based saxophonist and composer who actively avoids boundaries and borders in his artmaking. His compositions “…demonstrate his unique skills as a writer and instigator of group improvisation…” (Free Jazz Blog) and are “…equally informed by disparate influences — as much Ellington as it is Berio, as much Ornette as it is Zappa…” (Nextbop). Wingfield won a 2018 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award for his composition “Berne Center,” which is on his ensemble The Octopod’s album, “Monoliths and Sepulchres.” He is currently developing a new improvisational language involving various liquids interacting with saxophones and is composing a set of one minute compositions for his Octopod ensemble that explore various angles of attention deficit.

Tim Rosenberg is a saxophonist specializing in classical, avant-garde, jazz, and commercial music. Tim frequently performs with several ensembles, including the Hippocrene Saxophone Quartet, the Orlando Symphony Orchestra, and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. In the past he also performed with the H2 Quartet, the Hyperbaton Ensemble and the Cayuga Saxophone Quartet. He can be heard on Intersecciones on the Ashes Records label and Times & Spaces on Blue Griffin Records. Tim is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Stetson University and his teaching interests include saxophone, chamber music, avant-garde music, jazz improvisation, and music technology.

Electric bassist, keyboardist, composer/arranger, singer/songwriter Dan Walters provides solid side-musician support to many excellent artists and makes skillfully crafted music of his own that ranges from rootsy singer/songwriter (Man in the Mountain, The Missing Piece) through theatrical/cinematic (Europe Approaching, Again) guitar rock (Call it an End, NPR) and into what is loosely called “new music”. Dan dedicated his life to music at an early age and has been consistently and energetically involved in the music business throughout the United States and abroad for four decades. Included in his many recording credits are six solo albums, ETERNAL NERVE, FORTUNATA, GUESSWORK, INVISIBLE, SPEAK OF LOVE and THE ENHANCED LIFE. Dan also has two albums currently in the final stages of production, THE MAN FROM SUNRISE, and an as yet unnamed album of instrumental pieces.

Carlos Martinez is a jazz pianist, arranger, and keyboard clinician based out of DeLand, Florida. Originally a music theory and composition student, Carlos was a student of Dr. Michael Rickman at Stetson University, Carlos transferred to the University of North Florida where he graduated from the award-winning Jazz Studies Department headed by legendary saxophonist, Bunky Green. He has performed with or opened for some of the giants of jazz music such as Pat Martino, Jimmy Heath, Bob McChesney, Dave Brubeck and others.

David Weatherspoon has been interested in music since the age of six months old, and received his first drum kit at the early age of two. He grew up playing in church at two years old and began playing coffee houses and talent shows by elementary school. He performed in the marching and jazz band in middle and high school, and started learning about Black American Music. On a scholarship, David was accepted into a 5 week summer program at Berklee College of Music working with professors and ensembles. He was also accepted  into a grammy camp program in Nashville, TN working with engineers and session musicians. He currently plays with a variety of musicians, and multiple bands in the Central Florida area. He plays different venues all across Florida, specializing in jazz, funk, blues, and fusion. David has also been working as a session drummer as of late, and privately teaches. His goal is to teach, inspire others, and pave the way for upcoming young artists as many other great musicians did for him.