Dave: piano, hammond organ, keyboards

A professional piano, organ and keyboard player living in Chadds Ford PA, Dave Mattock divides his time between running the Mattock School of Music, performing, and teaching. Dave is a member of the faculty at Camden County College, University of Pennsylvania, and Lafayette College, where he teaches piano, theory, music history, music busines, jazz, ensembles and introductory music classes, and has a full studio of private students in the Philadelphia area. Interested in and capable of playing many styles of music, Dave currently works with The Tap Room Trio, the JW Caldwell Band, Soul PurposeCharlie Apicella and Iron City, Browntown, Jeanette Berry and the Soul Nerds, and Apparatus. Dave can also be found freelancing around Philadelphia in various jazz ensembles, cover bands, wedding bands and studio appearances. He started teaching privately in 2002 and has maintained a studio of students of all ages and backgrounds ever since. Dave received his Bachelors degree in Jazz Performance from Temple University, and his Masters degree in Jazz History and Research at Rutgers University.

More info about Dave, his music and his performances can be found at:
www.davemattock.com 
www.taproomband.com

Kirstyn Ballard: voice, musical theater, piano

 

Kirstyn Ballard is a theatre artist and composer in Philadelphia. She graduated with her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts, and since then she has been involved in several different projects both as a performer and a part of the creative team. She has been a vocalist in multiple workshops for Heather Christians “Oratorio for Living Things”, and has done compositions for Courtney Bailey Parker’s “Immersion: A Language Play” and Joshua Logan Walker’s “EDISON”. While she loves producing new music and theatre, one of her strongest passions is having the opportunity to share the gift of music with younger folks as a way to navigate life and find enjoyment through self exploration and expression!

 

Elliot Bild: brass

Elliot Bild originally from Chicago, trumpeter and composer Elliot Bild got his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University where he studied with Scott Cowan, Andrew Rathbun and Edward Simon. He just received his Masters Degree from Temple University where he studied with John Swana, Terell Stafford and Dick Oatts.  Elliot has also won multiple Downbeat student music awards. In the spring of 2016, he received a grant to write all original music, inspired by poetry, to be performed with ballet. In June of last year, Elliot was selected along with 14 other fellows to participate in the Ravinia Steins Music Institute, a week-long workshop focusing on composition where he worked with Rufus Reid, Nathan Davis and Billy Childs. In August of last year Elliot attended the Banff Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music, where he had the chance to work with Gary Bartz, Jeremy Pelt, Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, Robin Eubanks and Tia Fuller, among others. He has performed with such people as Joe Lovano, Tim Warfield, Edward Simon, Randy Brecker, Miguel Zenon, Bruce Barth, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, Byron Landham, and Billy Hart.   

Pat: guitar & upright bass

Pat Brennan is a Philadelphia based Jazz bass player and composer currently living in South Philadelphia. Pat graduated from The University of the Arts in center city, Philadelphia, in 2018 and is now getting his master’s in music education. During his time at UArts, he studied with Micah Jones, Kevin McConnell, Steve Beskrone, and Anthony Tidd. He also completed the Music Education and Music Business minor, giving him a well-rounded perspective of the musical world. Beginning his Journey to study music at Camden County College, Pat now leads his own Quartet, and plays with many up and coming artists around Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York.  While currently having Jazz as his focus, Pat grew up playing drums in a punk band, and learning every Metallica album possible. Having a diverse musical background, his goal is to broaden the horizons of his students and guide them to a deeper understanding of the music they already love.

Ken Miller: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute, guitar

Kenneth P. Miller is the band director at Pocopson Elementary School and Chadds Ford Elementary School in the Unionville Chadds Ford School District.  A graduate of West Chester University with a B.S. in Music Education, he has been a band director since 1997 and has taught students in grades 4 through 12.   In addition to being a band director, he arranges and composes original works of music for concert and marching bands. Although a saxophonist by choice, Ken plays and teaches all brass and woodwind instruments, as well as guitar and bass. In addition to teaching private lessons Ken also runs the Summer Jazz Camp at MSOM.

More info about Mr. Miller's Summer Jazz Camp

Tyrone: saxophone