In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY?’ nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Born in Boston in January 1953, he studied the Berklee College of Music and at the age of 22, played guitar with popular group, Blood, Sweat & Tears. Since his earliest recordings, this former band mate of Miles Davis, JacoPastorius, Billy Cobham and other high-profile innovators has grafted elements of rock, blues, soul and more to his solid jazz foundations. In 2009, his album Big Neighborhood was nominated for a GRAMMY?’.
US-born drummer, Dave Weckl, has been drumming since the age of eight. His cutting-edge technique and innovative use of electronic and acoustic drums has brought him world recognition. Dave was recognised by the Modern Drummer magazine as “one of the 25 best drummers of all time.” After his first major break, thanks to drumming great Peter Erskine, he played for the 1983 Simon and Garfunkel reunion tour. Since then, he has performed alongside artists as George Benson, Peabo Bryson, Diana Ross and Chick Corea.