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 Purpose, Charlie 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.
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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.
Laura: voice, song writing
Laura Lizcano is a Colombian jazz vocalist and songwriter based in the city of Philadelphia. Her debut EP “Chance on Me” was recently recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks and will be released later this year.
Lizcano graduated from the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University in Philadelphia. She studied privately with Sachal Vasandani, Joanna Pascale, and Greg Kettinger, and was the featured vocalist with the Temple University Big Band, led by Terell Stafford, for two years. While at Temple, she also had the opportunity to perform the Philadelphia premiere of Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians,” alongside members of the Grammy Award winning vocal group The Crossing. Additionally, she received a scholarship to attend the Keep an Eye Summer Workshop at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam in the Netherlands, through which she had the opportunity to learn from Becca Stevens. Outside of Temple, Laura has studied privately with Camila Meza.
Laura has performed at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts with Joanna Pascale, Chelsea Reed, Lee Mo, Najwa Parkins, and Alexa Barchini for the Sittin In’ Series at Innovation Studios. She has also performed as a guest artist with the Big Band Juveníl de Bogotá — under the direction of Alejandro Fernandéz— at Teatro Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in Bogotá, Colombia. Laura has also sung at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola with the Temple University Big Band.
Currently, Laura composes for and performs with her solo project. She also sings with Brennen Ernst and the Roaming Tones, a band playing music from the 30’s and 40’s with an extremely danceable rhythm.
John: guitar, bass, ukelele
John Murray is in his third year at Temple University where he is working toward a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Guitar Performance. He has been regularly performing on a professional level on both guitar and bass around New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania since 2012. Born into a music-loving family, he has been absorbed in rock, blues, jazz, funk, pop, and metal music his whole life, picking up the guitar at age eight. With his diverse musical background and experience teaching students of a wide variety of ages, he is inspired by sharing his knowledge of music with others. John spends much of his time playing in several jazz ensembles in his home base of Philadelphia, pursuing his own original music, and performing in the wedding circuit. His primary goal is to help his students broaden their musical knowledge and technique, while experiencing the joy that playing an instrument can bring.