Lauren Meccia

Lauren Meccia is a vocalist, saxophonist, educator, composer, and lyricist. Her vocal tone has been compared to Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, and Ella Fitzgerald, effortlessly transitioning from a deep, rich lower register to crisp, clean high notes, evoking a sense of tranquility. Her saxophone sound has an organic warmth, incorporating influences of bright jazz and … Read more

Mike Frost

Mike Frost

A former student of jazz legends Pat Martino and Jaco Pastorius, Mike Frost is a composer, studio musician, educator, recording engineer, and designer of Brickhouse speaker enclosures. He leads his own Mike Frost Band and has toured with Jesse Colin Young and with guitarist Esteban. Mike Frost Band has released five albums, Inside Your Eyes … Read more

Edwin Hamilton

Edwin Hamilton

Edwin Genavus Hamilton was born into a highly musical family on May 1, 1991 gaining influence from both his talented mother and father. His father is a proficient guitarist who is recognized in the community as a pioneer who started it all musically in the area. Edwin started on both the drums and the piano … Read more

Jim Mings

Jim can be described as ‘being able to turn a melody.’ His playing is melodic, sophisticated, direct, and always grounded in his blues roots. He draws upon a vast knowledge of songs from all eras to sing through his instrument. Jim began his career in his hometown of Austin, TX. By the age of 15, … Read more

Glynis Martin

Glynis Martin

R&B/contemporary jazz vocalist G John Martin, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA, is an artist who personifies art with unified melodies manifested with balance, life and wisdom. Martin’s musical journey began with the discovery of the bass guitar at the age of seven. By age twelve, he was writing and producing his own and formed a … Read more

Amos Hoffman

Amos Hoffman

Amos Hoffman is an Israeli Jazz Guitarist known worldwide as a pioneer in fusing the rhythms and melodic themes of the Middle East with Modern Jazz. Hoffman started playing guitar at the age of 6, and oud a few years later. He studied guitar privately, and later attended the prestigious Rubin Academy of Music in … Read more

Bryson Borgstedt

Bryson Borgstedt

‘I believe that returning to USC at this point in my life feels like coming full circle in the very best way! Having the opportunity to share, teach and mentor young musicians at the School of Music is a delight and provides a way of paying forward the attention, care and instruction I received on … Read more

Tony Lee

Tony Lee

My playing career began in the smallest of towns in South Carolina’s Pee Dee region, Floydale. Watching my first parade in Latta, SC, at the age of 10, I knew I would be a drummer for the rest of my life. I had no idea where this pursuit would take me, but seeing that marching … Read more