After studying classical violin and discovering the sounds of legendary jazz great Stephane Grappelli, Susan Jones' number one dream and lifelong passion has been jazz performance. Jones says, "When I first heard the French Jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, his music brought me total joy. When I figured out I had a knack for improvisation, I was thrilled. If I were listening to his music, you could tell me World War III was breaking out and I'd still be grinning. I began playing for the pure joy of it and to bring happiness to others. If I can move people the way he did, it's been a good night, a good gig."
Being based in the Washington DC area, a region with a diverse potpourri of venues offering a wide range of musical styles, has allowed Susan to create a multi-faceted career in music, satiating her desire to incorporate her many influences and to play almost constantly. Susan has helped to back up dozens of visiting artists (e.g. Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and Stevie Wonder) at venues including The Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, the Verizon Center and the Newport Jazz Festival. She has also toured with Barry White.
With over 30 years of experience, Susan Jones reigns as one of the most accomplished and versatile violinists in the Washington area.
"Jones is one of the best violinists in Washington, and in the relatively small world of jazz violinsts, she's developing an international reputation." - The Washington Post
Check out Susan's web site at http://www.violindreams.com
Peter Fields has captivated audiences in the U.S. and Europe with his mastery of diverse musical styles and his unique approach to guitar techniques. In addition to his sophisticated original compositions, his repertoire ranges from classical guitar, Jazz, and Latin music masterpieces to extraordinary arrangements of R & B classics and interpretations of ethnic music from various parts of the world. He can be heard on numerous recording projects on Polygram and various independent labels and on television programs for Fox, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and others. His performances as finalist in the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival and the National Guitar Championships and the winning of first prize in the Mid - Atlantic song contest established his position as a fresh, new voice in the world of virtuoso guitar music. He has composed scores for film and received commissions from choreographers to create original music for the ballet and modern dance.
Paul Langosch has been a professional bass player for most of his life. Playing with countless jazz greats throughout his career, his most notable job was serving as a member of Tony Bennett’s touring band for 20 years. Paul began playing drums at the age of four and learned guitar the next year. In junior high school he began playing the cello in the school's symphony orchestra but switched to bass. By the time he was 16, he was beginning to play professional shows with much older musicians. During his time with Tony Bennett’s band, he had the opportunity to travel around the world, record numerous albums, and appear on many television shows and specials, including the Grammys show.