Brandon Wozniak | Saxophone
One of Minnesota’s most exciting saxophonists. He returned to the twin cities in 2006 after six years in New York City and a six month stint in Shanghai, China. Wozniak studied music at Indiana University with David Baker and privately with Tom Walsh. Brandon performs regularly with Dave King’s (Bad Plus, Happy Apple drummer) Dave King Trucking Company with saxophonist Chris Speed, the Atlantis Quartet (City Pages Best Jazz Artist 2011, Star Tribune Best Jazz Artist 2012), the great drummer Eric Kamau Gravatt (Weather Report, McCoy Tyner), Bryan Nichols Quintet, Chris Bates Red 5 plus others. Brandon has also performed with singer Nellie McKay, toured with the Tommy Dorsey Jazz Orchestra and shared the stage with organ great Dr. Lonnie Smith, guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Francisco Mela(Joe Lovano’s US Five).
Ted Godbout | Piano
Ted Godbout has performed professionally throughout the Midwest and the Northwest. Ted earned his Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from St. John’s University and his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. Ted is currently very active as a pianist and keyboardist in the Twin Cities and performs regularly
Pete Hennig | Drums
Peter Hennig graduated from McNally/Smith College of Music with a degree in percussion performance, followed by 2 years of private study with Twin Cities based drummer Dave King.
From 2001 on, he has worked steadily as a dedicated drumset/percussion instructor teaching up to 50 private students per week. Peter has also been featured as a guest clinician at UMD, UW Superior and McNallySmith College of Music. Currently teaches at Schmitt Music and Mount Olivet School of Music.
As a composer he’s had original compositions featured on 89.3 The CURRENT, 88.5 KBEM, and 90.3 KFAI. He also received the Minnesota Emerging Composers Award (MECA) from the American Composers Forum in 2010.
Since 2010 he has performed at several european festivals and venues including, the Sons d’hiver festival in Paris, the Atlantique Jazz festival and the Pannonica Jazz festival in northern France. In 2011 he received the Twin Cities Best Jazz Award with The Atlantis Quartet.
Casey O’Brien | Bass
Casey O’Brien is a bassist, producer, composer and performer based in the Twin Cities. Casey’s unique and distinguishable style of playing along with his versatility make him standout performer in a variety of musical fields and styles.
Casey has appeared on over 30 recordings and his discography includes notable albums with with Eyedea (Rhymesayers), Kristoff Krane (Crushkill Recordings), No Bird Sing (F.I.X.), Graham O’Brien (No Echo), Adam Svec (Drawfire), Carnage (Fill in the Breaks), TD Mischke (Independent) and Face Candy (Rhymesayers), among many others. He has released remixes under the upcoming record label F.I.X., as well as with Kristoff Krane. His work in film and video includes the score for “The Place Where We Were Born” by Minnesota Book Award Winner, Kao Kalia Yang.