Danny Boozer

Daniel (Danny) Boozer was born in Newberry, South Carolina on February 29, 1952. When he was two years old he moved to Columbia, South Carolina along with his grandmother Mrs. Bertha Duncan and an Uncle Jack Duncan Jr. and other family members. He attended the public schools in Columbia, South Carolina. When he was in … Read more

Kyle Whitlock

Kyle Whitlock is from Lancaster, South Carolina and his main passion is musical performance and composition. He is a multi-genre studio composer of Modern jazz, Progressive Rock, R & B, Electronica, World, and solo piano music, and also performs in many different local jazz and variety music ensembles. During the last 30 years Kyle has … Read more

Don Russo

Don Russo has been playing for 22 years and providing private instruction for 13 years. Don’s Playing Career: Don began playing in bands in high school and continued through a slew of various rock groups. He tried his hand at Jazz and fronted a local trio called The Don Russo Trio which performed at Speakeasy … Read more

doug graham

Doug Graham

Doug hails from West Point, Mississippi, received two music degrees from The University of Texas, and taught in Texas and Louisiana before joining the University of South Carolina School of Music Faculty in 1975. Doug is a much sought after concert artist, jazz performer, studio musician and clinician and served for many years as principal … Read more

Meggan Farish

Meggan Farish

Meggan Farish is a trained jazz vocalist as well as a PhD student at Duke University. In addition to being the lead singer of the Keenan McKenzie Band, a well-known jazz quintet in the Triangle area, Meggan is also the lead singer of her own jazz group based in Columbia, SC. Over the past five … Read more

BERT LIGON at Piano

Bert Ligon

Bert Ligon is director of jazz studies at the University of South Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Music and his Master of Music in jazz piano performance and arranging from the University of North Texas. Ligon has published several books including, Jazz Theory Resources Vol. 1 & 2, Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony, and … Read more

Monty Craig

Professor Monty Craig has been teaching jazz guitar, jazz combos, beginning guitar class, and music appreciation for eight years. His specialties include improvisation, music theory, small group performance, beginner guitar, and jazz history. He is one of the founding members of the Clemson Faculty Jazz Combo and is an active performer and member of many … Read more

Geoffrey Lawrence Shackley

Geoffrey Lawrence Shackley

Geoff started playing snare drum when he was in 4th grade, at 9 years old. One year later, he moved on to drum set. He started playing concert percussion in 6th grade, and stayed in Concert Band, Marching Band, and Jazz Band, from 7th grade onward. After graduating high school, Geoff continued to take private … Read more