Management: Joe Donofrio
Bob Ferguson has been performing in concert venues throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean for over 30 years. Bob received a BA from Stockton University in 1978 and MS with honors from University of Pennsylvania 1998. Bob has been teaching at Stockton University since 2005.
He has appeared in the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, Trenton Jazz Festival, Music Fest in Bethlehem, The Chicago Blues Festival, The San Juan Caribbean Jazz Festival, The Cape Jazz @The Point, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, The Toronto Jazz Festival, Cape May International Jazz Festival, and Jeff & Joel's House Party, Berks Jazz Festival.
From 2005-2015 Bob performed throughout Italy with the acclaimed Atlantic City Jazz Band and The Saxula Brass Band as an ambassador of traditional jazz music.
Bob has numerous recording credits as a soloist and section player and over 6,000 showroom performances in the Casino Hotel & Resort Industry. He has toured with many popular artists ,and appeared in television broadcasts including ABC Miss America Pageant, "The David Letterman Show". In 2012 he performed on the Soundtrack of the movie "A Perfect Affair ". 2014 he performed on the score for the upcoming Broadway musical "Down From the Sky"
Andy Lalasis- Acoustic & Electric Bass
Carl Cox- Tenor & Alto Saxophone
Bob Ferguson- Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Vic Stevens- Drums & Percussion
Vic Stevens is a popular and highly respected musician, recording engineer and owner of Giant Steps Recording studio in Sicklerville, New Jersey.
Vic has performed professionally as a drummer with: Pat Martino, Michael Manring, Otmaro Ruiz, John Beasley, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Caldwell and Franceso Cafiso. He has recorded with many high profile artists including: Marc Johnson, Larry Carlton, Dave Fiuczynski, Allan Holdsworth, Dave Carpenter, Tamir Hendelman, Jordon Rudess. Andreas Oberg.
Vic has released 3 solo cd’s - ”If People Could Talk” 2007, “No Curb Ahead” 1997, and “Till We Meet Again”, 1995
In 2014 Vic joined the graduate jazz faculty at The University of the Arts and currently teaches the recording module in the advanced technology course. An expert in analogue and digital recording, Vic provides invaluable instruction and real life studio experience for the graduate students.
For over 20 years, Andy Lalasis was the bassist who accompanied all the visiting headliners at the legendary Elaine’s, within Atlantic City’s fondly-remembered Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. Those headliners include Ann Hampton Calloway, Keely Smith , Joanie Sommers, Billy Eckstine and Billy Daniels. Stars booked at Elaines often stayed in town another week just to record with Lalasis and the house trio (featuring drummer Paul Jost and a number of great pianists). And a frequent visitor to Elaine's on his off nights,the one and only Francis Albert Sinatra.
Andy has been a member of the Atlantic City Showroom Orchestra circuit for over 30 year. Andy is regarded as a highly qualified and in demand session player on both acoustic and electric bass. In 2011 he released his first solo CD of original compositions titled "Fret Not". Andy's unique sound on either upright or electric bass has been highly sought after internationally for years, Andy is always in demand and his versatile style makes him the consummate bass player of choice for artists everywhere.
Carl Cox is a freelance touring saxophonist/recording artist/educator from Southern NJ . He received his bachelors degree in saxophone performance and masters in education at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia,PA. He has had the wonderful opportunity to study under great teachers and mentors including Bill Garton, Ron Kerber, Chris Farr, Tony Salicondro and many others from the Nj/PA area. years. Carl has performed with: Smokey Robinson,Gerald Veasley, Jeff Lorber, Billy Paul,Chuck Loeb, Ed Hamilton, Doc Powell, Sister Sledge, Maysa(Incognito), Miles Jaye, Brian Culbertson, Quest Love, Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Vivian Green, Jill Scott, The Stylisitics ,The O Jays, Marcus Johnson, Kirk Franklin, Eric Darius, Fred Hammond, Ledisi, Common, Salt and Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, Walter Beasley, The Roots, Ndea(Brand New Heavies), Lars Halle Big Band, various Atlantic City Casino gigs and freelance musician with various entertainment companies(. 2006-2007 Mini tours with Gerald Veasley (current) Mini tours with Maysa Leak (current) Mini tours with Sister Sledge Recorded for:ceremony -Various BET appearances with Kirk Franklin -Jimmy Fallon Show with the Roots and Goodie Mob rap group tour and perform around the country and locally.
Matt McCloskey (jazz/rock guitar, Fisher-Hassenfeld College House) began studying music at the age of 12, playing professionally at the age of 16 and teaching privately at the age of 18. Matt graduated with honors from Musician's Institute in Los Angeles, received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Connecticut, and a Master's in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Matt has performed in countless venues across the country; Atlantic City and Las Vegas showrooms, the Wilton Theater in Hollywood, Philadelphia's Prince Theater, and numerous small jazz clubs. He has performed with artists as diverse as T. Lavitz of the Dixie Dregs, Gerald Veasley, Lou Rawls, Chuck Mangione, and Scott Henderson. Matt has released an album of original jazz compositions and is the writer and leader of the rock band The Swell. He currently resides in Philadelphia where he teaches and operates his own recording studio. He joins University of Pennsylvania College House Music program as a Music Fellow at Fischer Hassenfeld College House. At Penn, Matt gives private and group lessons in jazz/rock guitar and coaches jazz combos as well as giving performances.
Demetrios Pappas- keyboards
Since graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts Demetrios Pappas has become one of the most prolific and on demand keyboard players in the music business.
He has been the Musical Director for "Smokey Robinson" since 2007. Appearing at Carnegie Hall in New York, The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and The Royal Albert Hall in London and numerous television shows.
Demetrios performed with the legendary " Funk Brothers" on the tour of the film "Standing in The Shadows of Motown" a film telling the intimate story of the Motown session musicians written and documented by Allan Slutsky.
He has appeared with Jools Holland of the British rock group Squeeze and with legendary quitarist Eric Clapton.
During the 1990's he was the Musical Director for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. He has been staff pianist and recorded with the Ed Vezhino & Jim Ward Big Band for over 25 years.