Jason Hunter tenor and soprano saxophones Eric Rasmussen alto saxophone Tim Luntzel acoustic bass Eric Thompson drums

Jason has been part of the creative music scene in Boston for nearly ten years. He has performed with Bob Brookmeyer, George Garzone, Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Raphe Malik, Jim McNeely, Bob Moses, Dick Oatts, Danilo Perez and Kenny Wheeler. As a member of George Russellís Living Time Orchestra, Jason was part of an East Coast tour in 1999 that included performances at the TriBeCa Performing Arts Center in NYC and a live recording at the Library of Congress. Jason received his Masters degree at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Danilo Perez, and Cecil McBee. He received his Bachelor of Music from Montreal's McGill University. As a member of McGill's Jazz Big Band, Jason performed at the Boston Conference of the IAJE, the 1994 Banff Music Festival, and was part of a European tour that included performances at St-Martin-in-the-fields, and the Cork International Jazz Festival. He has since performed at dozens of venues along the East Coast, most notably the Kennedy Center and One Step Down in Washington, DC; Detour, Fez, Internet CafČ, and the Knitting Factory in NYC; the RegattaBar and Scullers in Boston. Jason has recorded with Marty Ehrlich, the Jazz Composerís Alliance Saxophone Sextet and Ernesto Klar. He can also be heard Dead Cat Bounce , a Boston-based saxophone-loverís dream/nightmare.

Eric Rasmussen, saxophone and composition, is originally from Monterey, California. Since arriving in New York, he has performed in numerous settings with his own groups as well as with some of the finest musicians in town including Billy Hart, and George Garzone to name a few. In 1995, Eric was a featured soloist with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gunther Schuller, which also featured Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Ed Schuller, and Billy Hart as part of the Schweitzer Music Festival in Sandpoint, Idaho. Eric completed his Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance at the New England conservatory in Boston where he studied with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Danilo Perez, and Paul Bley. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jazz Performance from California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, where he studied with Charlie Haden, Roscoe Mitchell among others. He has recorded with Paul Bley, Danilo Perez, Venus Band, and the Jazz Composers Alliance Saxophone Quartet, and Kerry Politzer. As a member of Christoph Schweizer's bands, Eric has toured Europe twice in the last three years. Eric leads his own quartet and quintet, which perform his original music regularly in the New York area.

Tim Luntzel leads his own soul-jazz quintet, the Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout, and has performed and/or recorded with Bright Eyes, Chris Brown, The Bruces, Jim Campilongo, Cocktail Angst, Kate Fenner, Anton Fier, Bill Frisell, Guaranteed Swahili, Jamey Haddad, Jesse Harris, Leslie Helpert, Wayne Horvitz, Norah Jones, Richard Julian, David Kolker, Rachel Loshak, Mat Maneri, Van Dyke Parks, Danilo Perez, Preacher Boy, Bernard Purdie, Red Time, Johnathan Rice, Tony Scherr, Melvin Sparks and Timothy Young. Oh yeah and he's from Palo Alto, California, went to Berklee in Boston, lives in Brooklyn.

Eric M. Thompson is truly one of today's emerging young jazz artists. Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Thompson found musical success at an early age. By the age of seven, he had already performed on The Tonight Show, Dick Clark's Live Wednesday, and been featured in Ebony magazine and US magazine. At age nine he was featured on "Kidsworld", and continued to perform locally with the Emerald Knights and nationally with the 1991 World Champion Star of Indiana drum and bugle corps.

Transferring from the University of Iowa, his musical aspirations took him to Boston's New England Conservatory where he was a member of the Jazz Orchestra and NEC's 1997 Honors Jazz Quintet, graduating with an Undergraduate Diploma in Jazz Studies. Eric also hold a BA from Northeastern University in African-American Studies, with a minor in Political Science, and a Masters degree from Columbia University’s, Teachers College. He has performed with jazz luminaries Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, and John Abercrombie, while also Eric fronting his own trio & quartet. He is a member of the Fresh Sound, New Talent world music group Klaresque Ensemble. Thompson's discography not only includes GS, but "Fortuity" (John McNeil for SteepleChase), "Triptych" w/ JC Sanford & Mark Urness plus numerous artist/musicians in the New York/Boston area.

Eric M. Thompson is an artist/performer for the SABIAN cymbal company, and uses their product exclusively.