Award-winning pianist and composer Eric Scott Reed's credits include Wynton Marsalis, Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones, Patti Labelle and others. His other musical ventures include The Dancing Monk, scoring for Eddie Murphy’s comedy, Life; and musical direction for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Reed has taught at The Juilliard School of Music, and is currently in residence with the Ebony Repertory Theatre of Los Angeles, as musical director of Regina Taylor’s Crowns.
Drummer Kevin Kanner's credits include recordings with Paul Anka, Bill Holman (including 2006 and 2007 Grammy® nominated recordings), Gilbert Castellanos, Melissa Morgan, Annie Sellick, Gail Wynters, The Bud Shank Big Band, Josh Nelson and Michael Buble.
Kevin has also toured and performed with many artists and including John Pizzarelli, Maureen McGovern, The Gilbert Castellanos Quintet, The Bill Holman Band, The Gerald Clayton Trio, The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and many more.
Kevin has also led the popular jazz jam session "Groove Pocket" at LA's historic venue, the Mint, featuring prominent underground hip hop DJ stars as well as a weekly band that over the course of six years consisted of, Ambrose Akinmuserie, Tim Green, Gerald Clayton, Harish Ragahavan, Joe Sanders, Larry Fuller, James Westfall, Charles Altura, Hamilton Price, Josh Nelson and Matt Poiltano.
Kevin Kanner backing John Pizzarelli at the Blue Note.