Jason Long, Music Director
Jason Long is a Philadelphia native and a 32 year professional musician, arranger and music educator in the Philadelphia/New York/Washington DC area. In 1997, he received a B.A. Degree in Music Performance from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA. Jason has performed and recorded with numerous local and national acts during the past 30 years as
both a pianist and a bassist, including Bobby Caldwell, Wayne Newton, Janis Siegel, Arturo Sandoval, Debbie Gibson, Brian Bromberg, Will Lee and Andrew Neu, among many others.
Since twelve years of age, Jason has performed over 8,000 professional musical performances in both public and private venues. Jason is among the most working and in demand
musicians in the Philadelphia area. He enjoys staying busy primarily as a jazz musician, although he performs many different genres of music five nights a week.
Dr. Terry Klinefelter, Piano
Dr. Terry Klinefelter performs in a wide variety of setttings in both the classical and jazz fields. She appears regularly as principal keyboardist with the Harriburg Symphony Orchestra, as well as several other regional orchestras. Her debut jazz trio recording, Simple Gist, was described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "on the cosmic cusp where Mozart might meet Mingus". Her most recent release as a leader is Zingaro, (Vectordisc)< which reached #30 on national airplay charts. She has appeared on many recordings as a sideman, and is also active as a jazz pianist in the Philadelphia area. Terry was an associate professor at West Chester University for over 25 years. Recently retire from WCU, she currently maintains a private teaching studio and is a Steinway artist.
Peter Cole, Piano
Peter has had a varied career in music. He has performed in just about every venue of the music business. As a trumpter, he did tours with Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini, and played with may other named acts. As a piano player, he played many clubs, led his own party band, The Peter Cole Orchestra. He's been a regular at The Rittenhouse Grill for many years as a pianist and vocalist.
Tom Lawton, Jazz pianist, Composer & Educator.
Tom has been a mainstay on the Philadelphia jazz scene since 1974, and is noted for his work in both mainstream jazz idioms and avant-garde settings. Originally classically trained, he converted to jazz after hearing John Coltrane on the radio, and began years of study with Gerald Price, Bernard Peiffer, and Al Stauffer. He has worked as a sideman with saxophonists Odean Pope, Larry McKenna, Ben Schachter, Bobby Zankel, and Norman David. He is also in demand as an accompanist for vocalists. He has worked with Miss Justine, Mary Ellen Desmond, and Joanna Pascale, among others. Tom is also a composer and received grants from the Network for
New Music, the PA Council of the Arts, the American Composers Forum, the Painted Bride, the Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Currently, Tom teaches in the jazz departments of Temple University and University of the Arts.
Dave Postmontier, Piano
Dave has been playing piano since the age of 7, and professionally for the past 50 years. A pianist, organist, composer, arranger and teacher, he has performed and recorded wih many jazz artists, including James Moody, Chris potter, Grover Washington Jr., and Johnny Hartman, Dave has 2 recent CDs to his name, as well as a vinyl LP of his original compositions recorded back in 1984. In celebration of its 100th birthday in 2007, the renowned Settlement Music School honored 100 almuni who have made a difference in the world of music. Dave and his brother Rich were chosen to receive this honor.