World Class Musicians
Jazz Impact ensembles are comprised of the finest jazz musicians working on the global jazz scene today. Musicians are drawn from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. When performing in Europe and Asia we engage musicians from Germany, Switzerland, and Holland.
New York. Pianist for the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. Recent appearances include Earl May Quintet, Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note, and The Village Vanguard.
Zürich. He has performed worldwide with Franco Ambrosetti, Lee Konitz, Jack Walrath, The International Hashva Orchestra with Jorge Rossi, Mark Turner, Mike Kanan and Joe Martin.
New York. Pianist and arranger for Jane Monheit. Performed and recorded with renowned jazz figures Jimmy Scott, Tal Farlow, Lee Konitz, Al Cohn, Alan Dawson, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Mark Turner.
New York. Sax player with Clark Terry’s Quintet since 1995. Works with the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band, Bob Mintzer Big Band, Earl May Quartet and the Count Basie Orchestra.
Catherine Russell has toured the world recording and performing with Paul Simeon, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein and Levon Helm among others. Cat’s album Sentimental Streak was chosen as Vocal Album of The Year in the 2008 Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll.
Cologne, Germany. Jazz greats like Joe Williams, Ernestine Anderson, Frank Foster, Don Friedman and Lynn Seaton have employed Drori for his exceptional skills as a creative accompanist and soloist.
Chicago. Recorded with Dr. John, Wilson Pickett, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, and the Bee Gees. Played with Maynard Ferguson, The James Gang, Frank Sinatra, Jaco Pastorius, Mose Allison, Joe Williams and Charlie Haden.
Chicago. Don has performed internationally with Clark Terry, Red Holloway, Roy Hargrove, Terry Gibbs, Ira Sullivan, Eddie Daniels, Doc Severinsen, Lou Solof, The New York Voices and Peter Erskine.
New York. Jerome has recorded and toured with Sonny Rollins, Hank Jones, The Count Basie Orchestra, Mike Philips and The Tim Reis Rolling Stones Project.
Los Angeles. Tim has performed with Warne Marsh, Sal Mosca, Lee Konitz, Al Cohn, Jakie Byard, Johnny Ray, Charles McPherson, George Coleman and Larry Coryell.
As one of Chicago’s most gifted female vocalists, Dee’s heart and soul belong to jazz. She has performed with David Sanborn, Earl Klugh, Gerald Albright, Roy Ayers, Joshua Redman, and the O’Jays.
Cologne, Germany. Has performed with McCoy Tyner, Joe Zawinul, Joe Lovano, Toots Thielemans, Randy Brecker, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Diane Schuur, Slide Hampton, Chico Hamilton, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Phil Woods and Clark Terry.