Many of the best local musician’s of that time knew Matt would become a musical force to be reckoned with as he got older. He was proficient at playing drums, guitar, and keyboards and began singing by the time he finished high school. At that time, he decided to study music at the University of Miami. He was honored many times while there and received his degree while maintaining a busy gigging schedule.
Matt's talents have been utilized by many famous recording Artists including the Beach Boys, Ricky Martin and others. Matt is known as the “drummer’s drummer” and is continuously for his superior musicality. Matt also recorded drums on the latest Eric Hansen album called String Theory and is a member of The Blue Fire Band with Randi Fishenfeld.
R A N D I F I S H E N F E L D
Randi Fishenfeld is best known for her performances with The Blue Fire Band. This New York born and raised classically trained violinist, turned “bombshell electric violinist” began studying violin at a very young age and quickly showed that she had that certain combination of hunger to learn the instrument as well as that innate quality of talent, such that her teachers new she would go far in music.
She studied with various teachers until she finally met and began to study with her mentor---Professor Sylvan Schulman , from Julliard School of Music. At the same time, Randi continued her academic studies and went on to pass the bar exam and became a licensed attorney!!
Music had always been her first love though, and in 1995 she decided to devote all her attention to music. Since then she has played with the L.I. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, international recording artists AIR SUPPLY , FOGHAT, BB KING, CHAD SMITH (Red Hot Chili Peppers), JOURNEY, KANSAS and with CLARENCE CLEMONS of BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN AND THE E STREET BAND fame, and his band called THE BAND OF FAITH among others.
The creative force behind HANSNHAUS, Eric Hansen has been performing his unique style of Spanish guitar locally as well as nationally for over 20 years. Eric is a classically trained guitarist, studied Classical and Jazz guitar at Florida Atlantic University and completed his degree under the Honors Performance Program. His music can be described as an exotic mix of Jazz, Classical and Flamenco. His original works combine Latin rhythms with elements of Middle Eastern percussion. Eric has played with world-renowned artists and has been a featured performer in venues such as the Warren Hill Smooth Jazz Cruise and the Benise Spanish Guitars and Sunsets Cruise.
Eric's music held spots on Billboard's New Age Top 25 and has been sold around the world. His albums include collaborations with Soprano Saxophonist Marion Meadows and Miami Jazz legend Ed Calle. His latest release entitled, "String Theory" offers 11 original works as well as a fiery version of the Eagle's Hotel California and a Cuban style rendition of the Jazz classic, Nature Boy.
R I C K "Rico" G E R A G I
Originally from Pittsburgh , PA , Rico found his way to Los Angeles , California . He quickly became part of the music scene and remained there for 20 years. He has toured, recorded or shared the stage with many major artists including Lani Hall (Sergio Mendez), Louis Johnson (Brothers Johnson), Delaney Bramlett (Delaney and Bonnie), Robbie Neville, as well as Lionel Hampton and Carole King. Soon after relocating to South Florida it didn't take long for him to be picked up by some of the most popular bands in the area. His years of experience, vast knowledge of rhythm, and flowing mixture of percussion and drums offers a unique sound to the band's rhythm section.
JEFF has played concerts with Alex Acuna, Peter Cetera, 2008 Freestyle Music Awards, Christine Noll, Jan Horvath, Debbie Gravitte, Sal Viviano, Ron Raines, Andrea Bocelli, Tom Pizzi, Justo Almaria, Will Lee, Hiram Bullock, Bob Alberti, Kelly Clarkson, Alexandre Piras, Dr. S. Ramakrishnan, V. K. Raman, Sanjay Chandran, George Stathos, Perry Joslin, Doug Emery, Eric Hanson, Dan Warner, The Brecker Bros., Bob James, Jaco, Stanley Turrentine, Tom Scott, George Benson, Jimmy Haslip, Victor Wooten, Gerald Veasley, Richard Bona, Bruce Hornsby, Pat Metheny, Peter Erskine, Chick Corea, Billy Ross, Mike Levine, Ira Sullivan, Shirley Bassey, Dion, Lee Levin, The Great Mike Harvey, Jim Gasior, Richard Bravo, Steve Watson, Peter Graves, Joe Galdo, Paul Harris, Randy Bernson, Eliane Elias, Pia Zadora, Toots Thielsmans, Chip McNeil, Tony Nicilosi, Steve Rucker, Robert Goulet, Keely Smith, Othello Molineaux, Robert Thomas Jr., Steve & Eydie, Susan Egan, Bobby Rydell, Tommy Anthony, Martin & Mary Jane Hand, The Coasters, The Golden Boys, Don Rickles, Mark Colby, Bobby Economou, toured with Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), played a lot of tunes on club dates while wearing a cheap tux, U of M Concert Jazz Band, numerous musicals and many other gigs.
Jody Marlow is the founder of The Brass Evolution. An extremely versatile musician who is proficient on Saxophone, Flute nad Ewi (electronic wind instrument). Multi Instrumentalist Primarily woodwinds, Started Playing Sax at 12 years old... His professional music career has spanned nearly 4 decades and has traveled him throughout the US and Abroad. When asked how long he's been playing music his reply is simply "Not Long Enough"...
Tony began his music career as a guitar player at the age of 7. However once he witnessed the sound of a spinning Leslie coupled to a Hammond organ, he began a lifelong love affair with the Hammond. Though his style has been influenced by many keyboard players, his early influences included such organ greats as Booker T. and Jimmy Smith, to more modern day heroes like Tony Monaco (yes, the other one) and Joey Defrancesco .As a multi- keyboardist, his journey took him to studios and stages from New York to Los Angeles, at which time his focus was on synthesizers and piano. During this time The Reverend toured with Foreigner, Stepenwolf and Quarterfash. You may also know Tony as the the driving force behind Turnstiles The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Show.