Clay Jenkins' career as a jazz trumpet player has covered a wide range of musical experiences. He has toured and recorded with the orchestras of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Harry James, Jim Widner, John Clayton, and Jeff Hamilton. He has also performed and recorded with such artists as Billy Harper, Lyle Mayes, Milt Jackson, Peter Erskine, Dr. John, Joey Sellers, Bob Sheppard, Bill Perkins, Kim Richmond, Joe La Barbera, Billy Childs, Steve Hughton, Johnny Mandel, Lennie Niehaus, Miki Coltrane, Ernestine Anderson and Diana Krall.

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LARRY KOONSE


Born into a musical family, Larry has been playing the guitar since he was seven years old. At the age of fifteen he recorded an album with his father, guitarist Dave Koonse, entitled “Dave and Larry Koonse; father and son jazz guitars.” In 1984, Larry was the first recipient of a BM in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California.

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Joe La Barbera has enjoyed a long and varied career in music, a career that has taken him all over the world with some of the finest names in jazz. He is regarded by his peers as a musical drummer and a supportive accompanist. Jazz great Bill Evans summed it up best when he said that "Joe is very dedicated to playing quality music and he's willing to make the concessions of dues toward that end. He's a top soloist and he does the right thing at the right time."

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TOM WARRINGTON



After receiving his master's degree in composition from University of Illinois, Tom moved to New York City in the mid 70's. There he quickly got the call to join the Buddy Rich Band, a stint that lasted over two years. After that period, he also toured Europe extensively as a performer and clinician, and worked with many other great NY artists, including Stan Getz, Dave Liebman, and Hank Jones.

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