Tommy Embrich

The debut, independent percussion album from Tommy Embrich

Tommy Embrich is a freelancing percussionist, composer, and educator living in Columbia, SC. He currently holds positions as percussion accompanist for the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance, and applied drum set lessons instructor for Columbia Arts Academy, aside performing with independent projects throughout the South Carolina region. His debut album Euneirophrenia … Read more

Artist Spotlight: Carl Payne

Carl Payne is man of few words. He’s direct, humble and kind. He’s also a solid trumpeter and has taken on the difficult task of running a Big Band. This is no small endeavor and we in Columbia, SC are lucky to have him around. I had the pleasure of booking his band at the … Read more

Zach Bingham

Artist Spotlight: Zach Bingham

Zach Bingham is one of the most well-rounded musicians we have in the Columbia Jazz scene. He is a style wizard. He’s also one of the most humble and nicest guys you’ll meet. Zach started playing guitar at age six and soon progressed from rock to jazz and fusion. Comfortable in any setting, he studied … 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

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

Dick Goodwin

Dick Goodwin

It would be difficult to determine which of Dr. Goodwin’s contributions to the arts community should be emphasized. He is a composer, arranger, a performer (in many genres), studio producer, conductor and leader of both classical and jazz groups, and he is a distinguished teacher. Current Activities There are always several things in the hopper. … Read more