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Keith Sarnow - Bio

Keith Sarnow
Born in Milwaukee in 1951. His Grandfather was a musician and had his own band in the 1920's and 30's. Keith started playing the clarinet at the age of nine, then took up the alto saxophone at the age of ten. Keith graduated from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music as a flute major. He has played in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas for the past 40 years. The entertainers Keith has worked with include such legends as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Liberace, Rosemary Clooney, Red Skelton, The Temptations, The Four Tops and many more. Keith also a part of a one year tour with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, under the direction of Buddy Morrow in 1984.

 

 

Bill Martin
Bill Martin a jazz (and blues) guitarist, spent the earlier part of his musical life in Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, D.C. There he studied classical trumpet (also enjoyed playing in a blues band). While a student at American University, he took up guitar and taught himself blues styles by listening to the recordings of great blues players. After a transfer to the University of Wisconsin, he was fortunate enough to begin studies with jazz guitarist Johnny Shacklett, and put the trumpet (for the most part) in the closet. After moving to Milwaukee, Bill also profited from studies with guitarist Pat Mckee. Since then he has worked with many groups in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as Chicago and Rockford, Illinois. During this time he has led his own guitar - bass - drum trios and has had long associations with groups led by Chuck Hedges (clarient) and Dave Remington (piano and trombone). Bill also occasionally traveled back East to work with a group led by Jim McCarthy, a blues harmonica player and singer. His current schedule includes working with groups led by saxophonist, Keith Sarnow and trumpeter/pianist, Neal Chandek.

 

  Jeff Hamann
Faculty member of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music since 1998, Mr. Hamann attended the WCMusic, winning first place in the Jazz Studies Scholarship competition four years in a row. He has worked as a clinician and jazz festival judge in the Milwaukee, Kenosha and Waukesha Public Schools as well as at UW-Milwaukee, UW-Madison, UW-Whitewater and UW-Green Bay. Hamann, a native of the Milwaukee area, has a long list of professional collaborations that include Charles McPherson, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, Slide Hampton, Frank Morgan, Steve Allen, Ben Sidran and Brian Lynch. In addition to recording, Hamann has several years of experience as an instructor and clinician. Currently, Hamann teaches at his alma matter, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Recent tours include Japan-The Cotton Club, France-The Sunrise Sunset Jazz Club, Monte Carlo-The Monte Carlo Jazz Festival, Bombay India-Jazz Yarta, International Floating Jazz Festival on the S.S. Norway, Elmhurst Jaz Festival and Indianapolis Jazz Festival.Currently, he can be seen leading his own jaz trio every Friday at the Northshore Bistro in Fox Point. Jeff is also the bassist for the national radio show, Michael Feldman's "Whad Ya Know?"
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