Trimble McCullough ~ Drummer, Percussionist
Trimble McCullough performs on our CD "Body & Soul". A well respected and long time fixture in the jazz scene of Southwest Florida. He started playing at the age of 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a fluke...he wanted to play clarinet, but had an overbite. The band director banished him to the drum section. He played drums in the band all through high school, which included jazz band. His drum teacher inspired him to become a life learner of percussion. He studied with various drum teachers along the way in the quest to better his playing skills. He gigged around Cincinnati for around 10 years, at which time he went out on the road with Jackie Wilson's back up band. The road dragged on for several years.
Trimble moved to Southwest Florida in his 30's, and played all over Florida in many genres of music. From funky to classical. His favorite style was more jazz oriented, so he has mostly been playing jazz and blues for the past 20 years. His performance on this CD was his last recording project. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2013, and is not currently playing his beloved drums.
Steve Weingart ~ Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer
Steve Weingart began his professional music career in Cincinnati, Ohio. He went there to go to college, but began playing so much he couldn't keep the 'double life' of a student and gigging musician. He gave up school and built up a career working in many different musical situations until he moved to Los Angeles in 1994.
There he began meeting musicians and getting into the music scene. One of his key experiences was with the Marco Mendoza Trio. (Marco-bass & vocals, Joey Heredia-drums) he met a lot of musicians who came to see the trio. As a result, he went on to work in many other bands which include the “Dave Weckl Band, and Steve Lukather's “El Grupo”. In the midst of all of this work, Steve began to feel the desire to “do my own thing”, so in the early part of 2003 he released his first solo CD called “Life Times Vol. 1”. He continued to write music for, and tour with other bands. He also worked toward his next solo endeavor, “Dark Blue Dream”, which was released in October 2006. This release features Frank Gambale-guitar, Jimmy Earl-bass, and Tom Brechtlein-drums. There are guest appearances by Ernie Watts-saxophone, Ronnie Gutierrez-percussion and his wife, Renee Jones-bass and vocals. Steve is a rare and amazing talent.
Saxophonist, Flautist, Composer Far under the radar of the mainstream entertainment media (and loving every minute of it) is one of the world’s best-selling saxophonists that you may never have heard of: Mark Maxwell. We say best-selling because his 18 self-produced and self-promoted CDs have sold well over half a million copies. Born into a family of sax players – his mother and sister played sax, and his brother is a professional saxophonist – Maxwell has always been surrounded by music and musical instruments. Versatility seems to be a keyword in the musical life of Mark Maxwell, a multi-instrumentalist whose CD catalog covers a variety of styles, and whose playing style has been likened to saxophonists as widely varied as Paul Desmond and Grover Washington, Jr., and as distinctively different as Stan Getz and Boney James. As not only a musician, but also as an entrepreneur, Maxwell covers a lot of ground.
Kevin Winard has toured/recorded with Sergio Mendes, Paul Anka, The Captain & Tennille, Luis Munoz and David Hallyday. Kevin has performed with symphonies nationwide, touring with Jack Jones, Toni Tennille and Doc Severinsen. He can be heard on the CBS animated series The MASK and Concord Jazz Artist Matt Catingub's release, featuring notable guest artists Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, John Pizzarelli and Louis Bellson. Kevin currently tours with Steve Tyrell.
Tony Campodonico~ Pianist, Keyboardist, Arranger
Tony’s professional career as composer, keyboardist, arranger and conductor spans almost 30 years and includes stints with Engelbert Humperdinck, Al Martino, Tony Martin and Ernie Andrews. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe as a performer and has been part of the live music and studio scene in Los Angeles as both a leader and sideman, in all styles of music. Tony’s talents have been a tremendous asset toPacific Coast Music’s catalog.
Tony Campodonico~ Pianist, Keyboardist, Arranger
Tony’s professional career as composer, keyboardist, arranger and conductor spans almost 30 years and includes stints with Engelbert Humperdinck, Al Martino, Tony Martin and Ernie Andrews. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe as a performer and has been part of the live music and studio scene in Los Angeles as both a leader and sideman, in all styles of music. Tony’s talents have been a tremendous asset to Pacific Coast Music’s catalog.
Sanjay Divecha - Guitartist
Sanjay has crossed many borders, both physical and cultural, in pursuit of his vision - a vision of a world community, expressed through music. A native of Bombay, India, Sanjay was surrounded at home by both Indian and Western classical music, British rock and Indian movie scores. In 1987 he moved to Los Angeles to study at Musicians Institute. He graduated in March 1989 with honors. During his time at MI, Sanjay had the opportunity to study with Scott Henderson, Joe Diorio, and Frank Gambale. Sanjay has recorded two CDs and was recently signed to Blue Frog Records. He is currently fulfilling his dream of touring the world with his music.
Riner graduated from Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA in 1973. He obtained a Masters Degree in Music from USC in 1994. With his unique style, Riner is a highly sought-after Los Angeles studio musician. He is also a professor of music at Occidental and Pasadena City Colleges near Los Angeles, CA. Riner’s talent, quick wit and keen sense of humor are a real bonus during lengthy studio sessions…Thanks Riner!
Andy Suzuki -Saxophonist
During his nearly 25-year career as a professional musician, Suzuki has played a wide range of genres, but he is primarily a jazzer who specializes in traditional, straight-ahead jazz, modern jazz and jazz fusion. He has performed with the legendary Dave Brubeck, "traded fours" with Al Jarreau on "Take Five," jammed on "Autumn Leaves" with Chick Corea and recorded in the studio with a long list of talented musicians.
Stu Shelton ~ Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer
Stu Shelton, one of South West Florida’s favorite jazz pianists, performs at many of the music hotspots in the area. Formerly a resident of New Hampshire, He decided to move to warmer climate right here in Naples, Florida in 1989. Stu is known as one of the more creative and inspired musicians that perform with numerous musicians resident to the area. He has been influenced by many of the jazz giants such as Bill Evans, Errol Garner, Horace Silver, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarret and many more.
Growing up with his mother as a pianist, he started out on trumpet in grade school and later began self-study on piano in his early teens. Shortly thereafter, he joined a professional big band touring the greater New England area called the Starfire Big Band led by Clayton Poole. After graduating with B.A. degree in music from the University of NH, he continued performing as his main profession ever since. Stu managed and performed at two jazz clubs through his career, Maxwell’s of Nashua N.H. and Michael’s Café of Naples, FL. These venues provided a wealth of musicianship on the band stand as he was able to invite many accomplished jazz musicians and draw upon their experience.
Doug Mathews - Drummer Percussionist
Doug has played and toured with some of the biggest names all across the Country. We call him our human metronome. We are very fortunate to have Doug!!
Jack Le Compte-Drummer
JACK LE COMPTE, accomplished drummer, is our gift from Philadelphia. At age thirteen, Jack began formal lessons. Le Compte completed studies at the Philadelphia School of the Arts. He attributes his love and knowledge of the drums to his teacher, Carl Matolla, a renowned Philly musician. Jack moved to the Los Angeles area in 1980. In addition to performing, Jack is a member of the afterschool program mentoring students and performs for the Music Center on tour, bringing jazz to the Los Angeles School District. Jack boasts an impressive resume performing with the likes of Natalie Cole, Anita O’Day, Stevie Wonder, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney and many more distinguished artists.