Scott Giambusso (bass) is a native of Washington D.C. He has been playing music since 1968 and continues to thrive on the local party and concert circuit. Though mainly an acoustic bassist, Scott plays electric bass and is studying the baritone horn and congas. On Wednesday nights you can find him sitting in the guitar chair in The James Bazen Big Band at Paisano's in Rockville. In 1999, Scott was offered the electric bass spot with the Jazz Faculty of Montgomery College, after Wade Matthews was pulled away by his touring schedule with Nils Lofgren. After years of playing covers and standards, Giambusso recorded a CD compilation of a lifetime of writing with an 8 piece band. The album of many grooves also features the occasional Zappaesque satire with tongue twisting lyric and high caloric images. Steve Jones (piano) is a playwright, author, and professor of Jazz Studies at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park. He play frequently around town at venues such as the Starland Café and Ram's Head as the front man for the Steve Jones Trio, which Pam has performed. He is also the author of the SRO Labor Jazz Opera the Forgotten, in which Pam played Rosie. Steve is a DC native. Richard Miller (guitar) was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has performed both classical guitar music and popular Brazilian and Latin-American music. He has appeared in such places as the Brazilian-American Cultural Institute, Strathmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Library of Congress, and has traveled extensively for recitals in Portland, Oregon, Trujillo, Peru, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A review of a concert by Richard at the State Department affirmed 'Throughout his recital, he not only displayed impeccable technique but communicated his love of this beautiful music.' As a 'popular' musician, he has entertained audiences in nightclubs and festivals in the Washington area for more than ten years, but recently has been focusing on writing his dissertation for a Ph.D. in music theory at the Catholic University of America. Pam (ela) Parker (vocals) is a DC native and a sought after vocalist. She has performed and recorded jazz, R & B, folk, and popular music for several years. The recently released Imagine is her 2nd CD. She frequently performs at the Takoma Park Folk festival and has performed at regional folk and international music festivals, but as she has matured she has returned to her roots, which are traditional Jazz and R & B. She is influenced by great vocalists and songwriters such as Nina Simone and Big Mama Thronton. Her extensive repertoire includes both originals and covers. One of her originals was chosen as the theme song to the popular Sophie's Parlor radio show on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington DC. Her voice is both strong, smooth, and pretty...one of those that grabs your attention from the first note you hear. Jobari Parker-Namdar (vocals) is a recent graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He is currently majoring in Jazz and Classical Vocal Performance at the University of Michigan under the direction of George Shirley. He studied at Tanglewood in the summer of 2003 and was accepted into 6 colleges including the prestigious Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. He has performed in Italy, at the Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall (as part of an ensemble), and at the State Department and Crampton Auditorium as a soloist. Herbert Scott (saxophone) is a recent graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He studied under the direction of Davey Yarborough. He impresses many with his gift of improvisation at such a tender age. He often performs at the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage and is the featured soloist on both I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free and Congo Square. He is currently an Instrumental Jazz major at Michigan State. Francis Thompson (drums) is a theory and percussion instructor at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He is proficient in everything from chamber and classical music to bebop, jazz, and R & B. He is a sought after drummer and percussionist who has played with some of the greats in several different genres. *FMI: email PamP8@excite.com.