Tune in on Friday, December 11 to watch the live premiere and participate in a live chat with the artists.
The video will remain on our YouTube channel following the live premiere.
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About the band
Kirk Reese is adjunct instructor of jazz piano at Messiah University and a faculty member at our Central Pennsylvania Jazz Camp. His involvement in Arts in Education earned him national recognition in 1996, through the Leonard Bernstein Center, as an innovator in arts infusion education. He has performed with such notables as legendary saxophonist Phil Woods, Blues Brothers saxophonist Lou Marini, and German violinist Jorg Widmoser. He has performed with the Harrisburg Symphony and has composed works ranging from solo piano to symphony orchestra pieces. Mr. Reese has played on countless recordings including "The Reese Project: Blue Etude", which received a Grammy nomination in 2002.
Steve Meashey is a native of Lebanon, PA. One of the most respected jazz bassists in the area, Steve has been on the scene as long as the Friends of Jazz have been around. Steve is the top call bassist for the River City Big Band. He performs regularly with Kirk Reese, Jeff Stabley, Steve Rudolph, Jimmy Wood, and many other local musicians.
Jeff Stabley teaches at York College and the Central Pennsylvania Jazz Camp, and for more than ten years has been music director of First Presbyterian of York's jazz vespers honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Jeff performs locally with Kirk Reese, Tim Warfield, Jimmy Wood, and others, and plays keyboard in the hip-hop jazz group Compound.
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