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

Chris Church

From fashioning his first set of ride cymbals from upside down orange cones in the snow-covered suburbs of Buffalo, NY, Columbia-based drummer and vocalist Chris Church has performed with an array of artists. He has shared the stage with country star Lee Brice, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, as well as opening for Toby Keith … Read more

Andre Goncalves

Andre Goncalves

I was born in Bauru in the state of São Paulo Brazil. I grew up in a non- musical family but with musicality in the air. No one in my family played any musical instruments but it was different with me. I started developing the taste for music when I was only 2 years old … Read more