Band Member Update

Angel South-guitar- Recorded "Cottonwood South" for Epic records in 1974
CD "Swamp Doggy Dog" 1994
CD "Texas Guitar Slinger" 1997
Passed away from Cancer during the Summer of 1998

Terry Richards-vocals- Recorded on the Chase Tribute Album in 1977
Currently singing in the Las Vegas area
Sang "Get It On" on Walt Johnson's "Trumpet Scroll" album 1998

Currently performs in Las Vegas

Alan Ware-trumpet- Recorded on the Chase Tribute Album
Active with the Musicians Union in Las Vegas for many years

G.G. Shinn-vocals, trumpet- Currently working in Louisianna and throughout the Southwest with his own band and owns a nightclub

Jerry Van Blair-trumpet, vocals- Recorded on the Chase Tribute Album
Recorded with Cal Collins on "Ohio Style"
Jerry passed away in 2001.

Jim Oatts-trumpet- Recorded "Kenton 76" with Stan Kenton
Recorded with Machito
Toured with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis band
Leads the DesMoines Big Band in Iowa
Recorded album with above band 1992 featuring Bobby Shew
Has Performed and recorded with the Mike Vax Kenton Tribute Band including videos and CD's from Morningside College concerts
Currently on the faculty at Southwestern C.C. in Iowa

Jay Sollenberger-trumpet- Recorded "Kenton 76", "Live in Europe" and others with Kenton
Recorded "Road Father", and others with Woody Herman
Toured with Buddy Rich
Recent CD recordings with:
Kansas City Boulevard Big Band
Trilogy Big Band
River City Big Band
New Vintage Big Band
Jay is very active in Kansas City.

Joe Morrisey-trumpet- Recorded with the Steven Wright Big Band "Take Two"Music director with the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Minneapolis

Ted Piercefield-trumpet, vocals- Recorded on Chase Tribute Album
and currently lives in Kentucky

Dartanyan Brown- Journalist, Educator and Bass player in San Francisco area
Leads the Dartanyan Brown Trio

Dennis Johnson-bass- Recorded on Chase Tribute Album
Recorded with Survivor in their early days
Worked with Jim Peteriks band
Recorded with own band Software in the mid-80's
Recorded on "The Worlds Scariest Guitar Players" album
Performing in the Chicago area

Gary Smith-drummer
- almost identical with Dennis Johnson
Gary is now a successful music producer and still finds the time to play a bit

Jim Peterik-vocals, guitar- Ides Of March
Formed Survivor
Busy studio musician in Chicago
Currently leading the new Ides of March

Lin Biviano-trumpet- Recorded with Buddy Rich
Recorded with Count Basie
Recorded with Al Raymond BB
Recorded with Maynard Ferguson
Recorded with own BB
Musical director for Lawrence Welk Orch.
Currently on the faculty at the Berklee School of Music in Boston

Lynn Nicholson-trumpet- Recorded with the Thad Jones Mel Lewis Band
Recorded with the Maynard Ferguson Band
Recorded with the Bobby Christian Big Band
Las Vegas Show musician

Rick Gardner-trumpet- Toured and recorded with Parliament, Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley and more over the years. If it was funky, there was Rick.

Phil Porter-organ, keyboard- Plays around the Boston area.

Jay Burrid-drums- Still plays and also makes custom drums.