PAUL GREEN

 

Clarinetist  Paul Green began his musical studies at an early age, and by age 12 he was already studying with the noted clarinet pedagogue Leon Russianoff.  A year later, he was recommended to Leonard Bernstein and performed and recorded Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals” in a Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic.  Invited by composer Gian-Carlo Menotti in 1965 to perform at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto Italy, he performed with such artists as Jacqueline DuPre, Richard Goode, and Charles Wadsworth.

 

Also in 1965, Mr. Green won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, giving his solo debut in New York in 1966.  He attended Yale University, where he studied with Keith Wilson and became Principal Clarinetist of the New Haven Symphony.   After receiving a BA in Theory and Composition from Yale, he continued his studies at the Juilliard School, where he studied with Joseph Allard, receiving an MS degree in Performance in 1972.  He has appeared as soloist with the Hartford Symphony, the New Haven Symphony, the Charlotte Philharmonic, the Yale Symphony and the MIT Orchestra.  He has performed in many festivals, including the Colorado Music Festival, the Kneisel Hall Festival, the Manchester Music Festival, and the Festival at Sandpoint ID.  In 1997, he was an Artistic Ambassador for the US Information Agency, performing in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and in 2003 he was appointed to the Chamber Music America 25th Anniversary Leadership Council.  In 2007, he continued his musical studies at Florida International University, receiving an MM in Jazz Performance in 2009.

 

Presently, he has an active musical career in classical, jazz, and klezmer music. He is the First Clarinetist of the Berkshire Symphony in Williamstown and the Broad Street Symphony in Kinderhook NY and has performed with the Albany Symphony, Albany Pro Musica, Salisbury Sinfonietta, and Springfield Symphony Orchestras.  As co-director of “A Summer Celebration of Jewish Music” he has presented a wide variety of Jewish music throughout Berkshire County MA. In addition, he is an active participant in the series “Music and More” which presents musical and multimedia performances in New Marlborough MA. He is the Director of the Jewish Jazz Project, which has performed at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield as part of the “Made in the Berkshires” series and is a regular soloist with the b’Shalom Chorale which presents concerts of Jewish choral and instrumental music throughout the Berkshires. He performs jazz and klezmer music frequently at the Gateways Inn and the Mount in Lenox, as well as Gedney Farms and the Castle Street Cafe. His recent album, Music Coming Together, a merger of Jazz and Jewish music, reached #16 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart and received multiple rave reviews from jazz publications throughout the United States.  He is a faculty member of Skidmore College, Williams College, Schenectady County Community College, and the Berkshire Music School.

 

 

CHARLIE TOKARZ

 

Charlie Tokarz plays saxophone, flute, and clarinet. He has played on many projects by documentary filmmaker John Pritchard and VYZ, as well as playing for silent films with Donald Sosin at the Museum of the Moving Image and MASS MoCA. He is a pit band member for musicals for summer theatre and various schools. He has performed in concerts for the American Tap Dance Foundation, world music with Nana Simopoulos and Wah!, in addition to klezmer with The Knaydels and Paul Green. As a member of the horn section, he has performed with The Four Tops, The Temptations, and The Last Waltz. He teaches primarily at the Hotchkiss School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JASON ENNIS

 

Guitarist Jason Ennis is an exciting voice in the world of jazz guitar. His unique sound, deep groove, and sensitive feel, along with a diverse background in jazz, blues, Brazilian music, and classical music, have made him highly in demand as a soloist, sideman, bandleader, and musical director. A graduate of Middlebury College (BA in music), Jason attended Berklee College of Music (Boston) and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

 

Ennis has performed and/or recorded with Tessa Souter (Motéma Music), Charles Neville (The Neville Brothers Band), Paul McCandless (Oregon, The Paul Winter Consort), The Sonya Kitchell Band (Velour Music, Starbucks Hear Music), Todd Reynolds (Bang on a Can, Steve Reich), The I/O Ensemble under the direction of percussionist Matthew Gold, actor and musician Joe Morton, Mary Ann McSweeney’s Urban Fado Project, The Ramón Ángel-Rey Trio, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, Choro da Manhá, The Julio Botti Quintet, Pablo Ziegler, and others. In summer of 2016, he played in the world premier at the Williamstown Theater Festival of the musical Poster Boy, by Craig Carnelia and Joe Tracz. Ennis transcribed and edited a collection of solo guitar arrangements by his friend and mentor, Gene Bertoncini, which was published in 2012 by Hal Leonard Publishing.

 

Ennis leads his own instrumental group, Trio Jota Sete, and co-leads the world jazz trio, La Voz de Tres, which has toured extensively throughout the United States and Chile, and has released two albums: La Voz de Tres (2010) and Sueños y Delirios (2014). He is a member of The Thomas Bergeron Ensemble, whose May 2015 release, Sacred Feast, presents re-imaginings of selected works by French composer Olivier Messiaen, and is co-composer and musical director for En Diablada, an original music project by Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, inspired by Andean folkloric traditions.

 

Since Fall of 2015, Ennis has been a Lecturer in Music at Dartmouth College, where he teaches jazz, world, and popular guitar styles. Currently residing in Pittsfield MA, he teaches guitar privately and at the Berkshire Music School, is a faculty member at Interplay Jazz in Woodstock, Vermont and has given workshops at colleges and Universities throughout the United States and Chile.

 

 

 

BEN KOHN

 

Ben Kohn is a native of the Berkshires, and is largely a self-taught musician.  He plays an eclectic range of styles including jazz (with many different groups including the Berkshire Jazz Collective and his own jazz small groups), funk (The Rejuvenators), blues (Misty Blues), rock (Rev Tor Band), samba (Bossa Triba) and other fusion groups, including “Two Worlds.”  Kohn also composes original music and lyrics, as represented on his solo album Fingers First.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANIEL BROAD

 

Daniel Broad has been one of the most sought after bassists in New England for over 20 years. He has performed in nearly every state in the United States and several European countries. Splitting his time between string bass and bass guitar, he has toured extensively with legendary groups such as The Platters, The Drifters, The Albert Cummings Band, The Charles Neville Band, and many others. Broad not only maintains a busy performance schedule, but also teaches aspiring bass players of all ages. He is well-versed in many musical genres, holds a degree in string bass studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and has studied with Alice Spatz, Salvatore Macchia, and Mark Dresser. Broad currently works as a freelance bassist, instructor, and luthier. He resides in Cheshire MA.

 

 

 

 

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PAUL GREEN

 

Clarinetist  Paul Green began his musical studies at an early age, and by age 12 he was already studying with the noted clarinet pedagogue Leon Russianoff.  A year later, he was recommended to Leonard Bernstein and performed and recorded Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals” in a Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic.  Invited by composer Gian-Carlo Menotti in 1965 to perform at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto Italy, he performed with such artists as Jacqueline DuPre, Richard Goode, and Charles Wadsworth.

 

Also in 1965, Mr. Green won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, giving his solo debut in New York in 1966.  He attended Yale University, where he studied with Keith Wilson and became Principal Clarinetist of the New Haven Symphony.   After receiving a BA in Theory and Composition from Yale, he continued his studies at the Juilliard School, where he studied with Joseph Allard, receiving an MS degree in Performance in 1972.  He has appeared as soloist with the Hartford Symphony, the New Haven Symphony, the Charlotte Philharmonic, the Yale Symphony and the MIT Orchestra.  He has performed in many festivals, including the Colorado Music Festival, the Kneisel Hall Festival, the Manchester Music Festival, and the Festival at Sandpoint ID.  In 1997, he was an Artistic Ambassador for the US Information Agency, performing in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and in 2003 he was appointed to the Chamber Music America 25th Anniversary Leadership Council.  In 2007, he continued his musical studies at Florida International University, receiving an MM in Jazz Performance in 2009.

 

Presently, he has an active musical career in classical, jazz, and klezmer music. He is the First Clarinetist of the Berkshire Symphony in Williamstown and the Broad Street Symphony in Kinderhook NY and has performed with the Albany Symphony, Albany Pro Musica, Salisbury Sinfonietta, and Springfield Symphony Orchestras.  As co-director of “A Summer Celebration of Jewish Music” he has presented a wide variety of Jewish music throughout Berkshire County MA. In addition, he is an active participant in the series “Music and More” which presents musical and multimedia performances in New Marlborough MA. He is the Director of the Jewish Jazz Project, which has performed at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield as part of the “Made in the Berkshires” series and is a regular soloist with the b’Shalom Chorale which presents concerts of Jewish choral and instrumental music throughout the Berkshires. He performs jazz and klezmer music frequently at the Gateways Inn and the Mount in Lenox, as well as Gedney Farms and the Castle Street Cafe. His recent album, Music Coming Together, a merger of Jazz and Jewish music, reached #16 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart and received multiple rave reviews from jazz publications throughout the United States.  He is a faculty member of Skidmore College, Williams College, Schenectady County Community College, and the Berkshire Music School.

 

 

 

CHARLIE TOKARZ

 

Charlie Tokarz plays saxophone, flute, and clarinet. He has played on many projects by documentary filmmaker John Pritchard and VYZ, as well as playing for silent films with Donald Sosin at the Museum of the Moving Image and MASS MoCA. He is a pit band member for musicals for summer theatre and various schools. He has performed in concerts for the American Tap Dance Foundation, world music with Nana Simopoulos and Wah!, in addition to klezmer with The Knaydels and Paul Green. As a member of the horn section, he has performed with The Four Tops, The Temptations, and The Last Waltz. He teaches primarily at the Hotchkiss School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JASON ENNIS

 

Guitarist Jason Ennis is an exciting voice in the world of jazz guitar. His unique sound, deep groove, and sensitive feel, along with a diverse background in jazz, blues, Brazilian music, and classical music, have made him highly in demand as a soloist, sideman, bandleader, and musical director. A graduate of Middlebury College (BA in music), Jason attended Berklee College of Music (Boston) and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

 

Ennis has performed and/or recorded with Tessa Souter (Motéma Music), Charles Neville (The Neville Brothers Band), Paul McCandless (Oregon, The Paul Winter Consort), The Sonya Kitchell Band (Velour Music, Starbucks Hear Music), Todd Reynolds (Bang on a Can, Steve Reich), The I/O Ensemble under the direction of percussionist Matthew Gold, actor and musician Joe Morton, Mary Ann McSweeney’s Urban Fado Project, The Ramón Ángel-Rey Trio, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, Choro da Manhá, The Julio Botti Quintet, Pablo Ziegler, and others. In summer of 2016, he played in the world premier at the Williamstown Theater Festival of the musical Poster Boy, by Craig Carnelia and Joe Tracz. Ennis transcribed and edited a collection of solo guitar arrangements by his friend and mentor, Gene Bertoncini, which was published in 2012 by Hal Leonard Publishing.

 

Ennis leads his own instrumental group, Trio Jota Sete, and co-leads the world jazz trio, La Voz de Tres, which has toured extensively throughout the United States and Chile, and has released two albums: La Voz de Tres (2010) and Sueños y Delirios (2014). He is a member of The Thomas Bergeron Ensemble, whose May 2015 release, Sacred Feast, presents re-imaginings of selected works by French composer Olivier Messiaen, and is co-composer and musical director for En Diablada, an original music project by Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, inspired by Andean folkloric traditions.

 

Since Fall of 2015, Ennis has been a Lecturer in Music at Dartmouth College, where he teaches jazz, world, and popular guitar styles. Currently residing in Pittsfield MA, he teaches guitar privately and at the Berkshire Music School, is a faculty member at Interplay Jazz in Woodstock, Vermont and has given workshops at colleges and Universities throughout the United States and Chile.

 

 

 

BEN KOHN

 

Ben Kohn is a native of the Berkshires, and is largely a self-taught musician.  He plays an eclectic range of styles including jazz (with many different groups including the Berkshire Jazz Collective and his own jazz small groups), funk (The Rejuvenators), blues (Misty Blues), rock (Rev Tor Band), samba (Bossa Triba) and other fusion groups, including “Two Worlds.”  Kohn also composes original music and lyrics, as represented on his solo album Fingers First.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANIEL BROAD

 

Daniel Broad has been one of the most sought after bassists in New England for over 20 years. He has performed in nearly every state in the United States and several European countries. Splitting his time between string bass and bass guitar, he has toured extensively with legendary groups such as The Platters, The Drifters, The Albert Cummings Band, The Charles Neville Band, and many others. Broad not only maintains a busy performance schedule, but also teaches aspiring bass players of all ages. He is well-versed in many musical genres, holds a degree in string bass studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and has studied with Alice Spatz, Salvatore Macchia, and Mark Dresser. Broad currently works as a freelance bassist, instructor, and luthier. He resides in Cheshire MA.

 

 

 

 

PAUL GREEN

 

Clarinetist  Paul Green began his musical studies at an early age, and by age 12 he was already studying with the noted clarinet pedagogue Leon Russianoff.  A year later, he was recommended to Leonard Bernstein and performed and recorded Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals” in a Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic.  Invited by composer Gian-Carlo Menotti in 1965 to perform at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto Italy, he performed with such artists as Jacqueline DuPre, Richard Goode, and Charles Wadsworth.

 

Also in 1965, Mr. Green won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, giving his solo debut in New York in 1966.  He attended Yale University, where he studied with Keith Wilson and became Principal Clarinetist of the New Haven Symphony.   After receiving a BA in Theory and Composition from Yale, he continued his studies at the Juilliard School, where he studied with Joseph Allard, receiving an MS degree in Performance in 1972.  He has appeared as soloist with the Hartford Symphony, the New Haven Symphony, the Charlotte Philharmonic, the Yale Symphony and the MIT Orchestra.  He has performed in many festivals, including the Colorado Music Festival, the Kneisel Hall Festival, the Manchester Music Festival, and the Festival at Sandpoint ID.  In 1997, he was an Artistic Ambassador for the US Information Agency, performing in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and in 2003 he was appointed to the Chamber Music America 25th Anniversary Leadership Council.  In 2007, he continued his musical studies at Florida International University, receiving an MM in Jazz Performance in 2009.

 

Presently, he has an active musical career in classical, jazz, and klezmer music. He is the First Clarinetist of the Berkshire Symphony in Williamstown and the Broad Street Symphony in Kinderhook NY and has performed with the Albany Symphony, Albany Pro Musica, Salisbury Sinfonietta, and Springfield Symphony Orchestras.  As co-director of “A Summer Celebration of Jewish Music” he has presented a wide variety of Jewish music throughout Berkshire County MA. In addition, he is an active participant in the series “Music and More” which presents musical and multimedia performances in New Marlborough MA. He is the Director of the Jewish Jazz Project, which has performed at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield as part of the “Made in the Berkshires” series and is a regular soloist with the b’Shalom Chorale which presents concerts of Jewish choral and instrumental music throughout the Berkshires. He performs jazz and klezmer music frequently at the Gateways Inn and the Mount in Lenox, as well as Gedney Farms and the Castle Street Cafe. His recent album, Music Coming Together, a merger of Jazz and Jewish music, reached #16 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart and received multiple rave reviews from jazz publications throughout the United States.  He is a faculty member of Skidmore College, Williams College, Schenectady County Community College, and the Berkshire Music School.

 

 

 

CHARLIE TOKARZ

 

Charlie Tokarz plays saxophone, flute, and clarinet. He has played on many projects by documentary filmmaker John Pritchard and VYZ, as well as playing for silent films with Donald Sosin at the Museum of the Moving Image and MASS MoCA. He is a pit band member for musicals for summer theatre and various schools. He has performed in concerts for the American Tap Dance Foundation, world music with Nana Simopoulos and Wah!, in addition to klezmer with The Knaydels and Paul Green. As a member of the horn section, he has performed with The Four Tops, The Temptations, and The Last Waltz. He teaches primarily at the Hotchkiss School.

 

 

 

JASON ENNIS

 

Guitarist Jason Ennis is an exciting voice in the world of jazz guitar. His unique sound, deep groove, and sensitive feel, along with a diverse background in jazz, blues, Brazilian music, and classical music, have made him highly in demand as a soloist, sideman, bandleader, and musical director. A graduate of Middlebury College (BA in music), Jason attended Berklee College of Music (Boston) and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

 

Ennis has performed and/or recorded with Tessa Souter (Motéma Music), Charles Neville (The Neville Brothers Band), Paul McCandless (Oregon, The Paul Winter Consort), The Sonya Kitchell Band (Velour Music, Starbucks Hear Music), Todd Reynolds (Bang on a Can, Steve Reich), The I/O Ensemble under the direction of percussionist Matthew Gold, actor and musician Joe Morton, Mary Ann McSweeney’s Urban Fado Project, The Ramón Ángel-Rey Trio, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, Choro da Manhá, The Julio Botti Quintet, Pablo Ziegler, and others. In summer of 2016, he played in the world premier at the Williamstown Theater Festival of the musical Poster Boy, by Craig Carnelia and Joe Tracz. Ennis transcribed and edited a collection of solo guitar arrangements by his friend and mentor, Gene Bertoncini, which was published in 2012 by Hal Leonard Publishing.

 

Ennis leads his own instrumental group, Trio Jota Sete, and co-leads the world jazz trio, La Voz de Tres, which has toured extensively throughout the United States and Chile, and has released two albums: La Voz de Tres (2010) and Sueños y Delirios (2014). He is a member of The Thomas Bergeron Ensemble, whose May 2015 release, Sacred Feast, presents re-imaginings of selected works by French composer Olivier Messiaen, and is co-composer and musical director for En Diablada, an original music project by Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, inspired by Andean folkloric traditions.

 

Since Fall of 2015, Ennis has been a Lecturer in Music at Dartmouth College, where he teaches jazz, world, and popular guitar styles. Currently residing in Pittsfield MA, he teaches guitar privately and at the Berkshire Music School, is a faculty member at Interplay Jazz in Woodstock, Vermont and has given workshops at colleges and Universities throughout the United States and Chile.

 

 

 

BEN KOHN

 

Ben Kohn is a native of the Berkshires, and is largely a self-taught musician.  He plays an eclectic range of styles including jazz (with many different groups including the Berkshire Jazz Collective and his own jazz small groups), funk (The Rejuvenators), blues (Misty Blues), rock (Rev Tor Band), samba (Bossa Triba) and other fusion groups, including “Two Worlds.”  Kohn also composes original music and lyrics, as represented on his solo album Fingers First.

 

 

 

DANIEL BROAD

 

Daniel Broad has been one of the most sought after bassists in New England for over 20 years. He has performed in nearly every state in the United States and several European countries. Splitting his time between string bass and bass guitar, he has toured extensively with legendary groups such as The Platters, The Drifters, The Albert Cummings Band, The Charles Neville Band, and many others. Broad not only maintains a busy performance schedule, but also teaches aspiring bass players of all ages. He is well-versed in many musical genres, holds a degree in string bass studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and has studied with Alice Spatz, Salvatore Macchia, and Mark Dresser. Broad currently works as a freelance bassist, instructor, and luthier. He resides in Cheshire MA.

 

 

 

 

 

PAUL GREEN

 

Clarinetist  Paul Green began his musical studies at an early age, and by age 12 he was already studying with the noted clarinet pedagogue Leon Russianoff.  A year later, he was recommended to Leonard Bernstein and performed and recorded Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals” in a Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic.  Invited by composer Gian-Carlo Menotti in 1965 to perform at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto Italy, he performed with such artists as Jacqueline DuPre, Richard Goode, and Charles Wadsworth.

 

Also in 1965, Mr. Green won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, giving his solo debut in New York in 1966.  He attended Yale University, where he studied with Keith Wilson and became Principal Clarinetist of the New Haven Symphony.   After receiving a BA in Theory and Composition from Yale, he continued his studies at the Juilliard School, where he studied with Joseph Allard, receiving an MS degree in Performance in 1972.  He has appeared as soloist with the Hartford Symphony, the New Haven Symphony, the Charlotte Philharmonic, the Yale Symphony and the MIT Orchestra.  He has performed in many festivals, including the Colorado Music Festival, the Kneisel Hall Festival, the Manchester Music Festival, and the Festival at Sandpoint ID.  In 1997, he was an Artistic Ambassador for the US Information Agency, performing in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and in 2003 he was appointed to the Chamber Music America 25th Anniversary Leadership Council.  In 2007, he continued his musical studies at Florida International University, receiving an MM in Jazz Performance in 2009.

 

Presently, he has an active musical career in classical, jazz, and klezmer music. He is the First Clarinetist of the Berkshire Symphony in Williamstown and the Broad Street Symphony in Kinderhook NY and has performed with the Albany Symphony, Albany Pro Musica, Salisbury Sinfonietta, and Springfield Symphony Orchestras.  As co-director of “A Summer Celebration of Jewish Music” he has presented a wide variety of Jewish music throughout Berkshire County MA. In addition, he is an active participant in the series “Music and More” which presents musical and multimedia performances in New Marlborough MA. He is the Director of the Jewish Jazz Project, which has performed at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield as part of the “Made in the Berkshires” series and is a regular soloist with the b’Shalom Chorale which presents concerts of Jewish choral and instrumental music throughout the Berkshires. He performs jazz and klezmer music frequently at the Gateways Inn and the Mount in Lenox, as well as Gedney Farms and the Castle Street Cafe. His recent album, Music Coming Together, a merger of Jazz and Jewish music, reached #16 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart and received multiple rave reviews from jazz publications throughout the United States.  He is a faculty member of Skidmore College, Williams College, Schenectady County Community College, and the Berkshire Music School.

 

 

 

CHARLIE TOKARZ

 

Charlie Tokarz plays saxophone, flute, and clarinet. He has played on many projects by documentary filmmaker John Pritchard and VYZ, as well as playing for silent films with Donald Sosin at the Museum of the Moving Image and MASS MoCA. He is a pit band member for musicals for summer theatre and various schools. He has performed in concerts for the American Tap Dance Foundation, world music with Nana Simopoulos and Wah!, in addition to klezmer with The Knaydels and Paul Green. As a member of the horn section, he has performed with The Four Tops, The Temptations, and The Last Waltz. He teaches primarily at the Hotchkiss School.

 

 

 

 

 

JASON ENNIS

 

Guitarist Jason Ennis is an exciting voice in the world of jazz guitar. His unique sound, deep groove, and sensitive feel, along with a diverse background in jazz, blues, Brazilian music, and classical music, have made him highly in demand as a soloist, sideman, bandleader, and musical director. A graduate of Middlebury College (BA in music), Jason attended Berklee College of Music (Boston) and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

 

Ennis has performed and/or recorded with Tessa Souter (Motéma Music), Charles Neville (The Neville Brothers Band), Paul McCandless (Oregon, The Paul Winter Consort), The Sonya Kitchell Band (Velour Music, Starbucks Hear Music), Todd Reynolds (Bang on a Can, Steve Reich), The I/O Ensemble under the direction of percussionist Matthew Gold, actor and musician Joe Morton, Mary Ann McSweeney’s Urban Fado Project, The Ramón Ángel-Rey Trio, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, Choro da Manhá, The Julio Botti Quintet, Pablo Ziegler, and others. In summer of 2016, he played in the world premier at the Williamstown Theater Festival of the musical Poster Boy, by Craig Carnelia and Joe Tracz. Ennis transcribed and edited a collection of solo guitar arrangements by his friend and mentor, Gene Bertoncini, which was published in 2012 by Hal Leonard Publishing.

 

Ennis leads his own instrumental group, Trio Jota Sete, and co-leads the world jazz trio, La Voz de Tres, which has toured extensively throughout the United States and Chile, and has released two albums: La Voz de Tres (2010) and Sueños y Delirios (2014). He is a member of The Thomas Bergeron Ensemble, whose May 2015 release, Sacred Feast, presents re-imaginings of selected works by French composer Olivier Messiaen, and is co-composer and musical director for En Diablada, an original music project by Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, inspired by Andean folkloric traditions.

 

Since Fall of 2015, Ennis has been a Lecturer in Music at Dartmouth College, where he teaches jazz, world, and popular guitar styles. Currently residing in Pittsfield MA, he teaches guitar privately and at the Berkshire Music School, is a faculty member at Interplay Jazz in Woodstock, Vermont and has given workshops at colleges and Universities throughout the United States and Chile.

 

 

 

 

BEN KOHN

 

Ben Kohn is a native of the Berkshires, and is largely a self-taught musician.  He plays an eclectic range of styles including jazz (with many different groups including the Berkshire Jazz Collective and his own jazz small groups), funk (The Rejuvenators), blues (Misty Blues), rock (Rev Tor Band), samba (Bossa Triba) and other fusion groups, including “Two Worlds.”  Kohn also composes original music and lyrics, as represented on his solo album Fingers First.

 

 

 

 

DANIEL BROAD

 

Daniel Broad has been one of the most sought after bassists in New England for over 20 years. He has performed in nearly every state in the United States and several European countries. Splitting his time between string bass and bass guitar, he has toured extensively with legendary groups such as The Platters, The Drifters, The Albert Cummings Band, The Charles Neville Band, and many others. Broad not only maintains a busy performance schedule, but also teaches aspiring bass players of all ages. He is well-versed in many musical genres, holds a degree in string bass studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and has studied with Alice Spatz, Salvatore Macchia, and Mark Dresser. Broad currently works as a freelance bassist, instructor, and luthier. He resides in Cheshire MA.