Josh Reed - Trumpet, Mike Cemprola - Alto Saxophone, Tim Wendel - Guitar, Zack Teran - Bass, Dru Heller - Drums
This quintet features members that live in different parts of the country, all having shared time in the diversely rich musical scenes of New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., the Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest, and of course, Colorado. Here they form for the first time, with each member of the ensemble contributing their unique compositional and improvisational personalities to yield an eclectic mix of modern and classic jazz.
Tim Wendel is a versatile guitarist, composer, and educator who cut his teeth in the Philadelphia jazz scene, where he was an accomplished leader and sideman for 10 years. Tim earned his M.A. in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from CU Boulder and enjoyed success in the New York City music scene. Tim has performed at Carnegie Hall, toured the east coast and Rocky Mountain region with original rock, funk, jazz, and classical projects, as well as traveled the entire United States as a member of the Broadway National Tour of The Color Purple. He has performed with such notable jazz luminaries as Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Ralph Alessi, Art Lande, Terell Stafford, Jaleel Shaw, and Jef Lee Johnson, among many others.