featuring award-winning, world-traveling The Professors -
Chuck Jennings, Edward Taylor, and Beth Ullman.
Jennings has toured through Europe including Hungary and Romania, and all over the United States with Dove Award winner Ginny Owens, jazz legend Sheila Jordan, and other notables such as Joel Frahm, Donny McCaslin, Sam Newsome, and Jon Cowherd. He has a CD "Leaving St. George," with vibraphonist Eldad Tarmu. Jennings has been teaching since 1981 and studied with the likes of Ted Greene, Charlie Banacos, Bob Mover, and James Moore, III. Jennings teaches at guitar at Southwestern.
Taylor as performed with well known jazz artists from the New York City area, including Chris Bacas, John Farnsworth, Joel Frahm, Vic Juris, Michael Philip Mossman, Jeb Patton, Pete Rodriguez, Jaleel Shaw, Harvie S., Terell Stafford, and Danny Walsh. Taylor’s performance career has taken him to jazz clubs, festivals, and concert halls throughout the United States and Europe. In 1996, he made his Carnegie Hall debut performing with vocalist Jewel Crenshaw. Taylor appears on several recordings, most notably three releases by the jazz quartet Groove Apparatus, a group that he co-founded in 1997 with Scott Robert Avidon and Steve Swanson. Taylor can also be seen and heard playing drums in the award-winning independent film Meemo by writer/director Joe LaPenna.
Award winning singer/songwriter Beth Ullman is known to her fans around the U..S. for her well crafted songs and uniquely evocative voice. In 1990 she was a winner of Musician Magazine's Best Unsigned Bands contest with an original jazz ballad and her songwriting career took off. In 1993 she was voted Best Jazz Singer by the Austin Players & Critics Poll. In 1998 John Aielli of KUT radio Austin voted her original meditation cd "Go Within" his "Favorite Album of the Year". Her newest release, We've Got Tonight, is being distributed by Austin indie label Aardvark Records. This captivating mix of original pop tunes evokes shades of Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell and kd lang.