- Lionel Young – violin, guitar, vocals
- AnDré Mali – trumpet
- Dexter Payne – sax, clarinet, harmonica
- Kim Stone – bass
- Jay Forrest – drums, vocal
- Lionel Young
Winner of the 2008 IBC solo/duo division, Lionel Young has played with numerous luminaries (Count Basie, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Elvin Bishop, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Tab Benoit, Chris Cain, Bob Margolin, Otis Taylor, Kenny Neal, Tommy Castro, Jimmy Thackery) and major world venues and festivals (Montreux Jazz Festival, 1988 Olympics, Legendary Blues Cruise Pacific). Chip Eagle of Blues Revue: “If you’re not familiar with Lionel, you’re missing out…What makes Lionel stand out is that when he plays, he owns the room. He’s one of those special performers whose able to do his own thing while still playing to the crowd.”
- AnDré Mali – Trumpet
International performer, composer, arranger and educator. His musical diversity has led him to perform with jazz legends such as John Hicks, Cuban born Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval and even Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, George Clinton, among numerous artists throughout the world. He has also co-produced an hour television special, as well as written music for film.
Dexter Payne – Sax, Clarinet, Harmonica
Dexter Payne, twice a finalist in the Downbeat Readers Poll, with repeat performances on the NBC Today Show, Prairie Home Companion, KOOL (now JVC) Jazz Festival, Telluride Jazz, Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, and in 12 countries throughout the Americas. With Judy Roderick for many years, he has played often with Lionel Young since 1995. Also performed/recorded with Dr John, Artie Traum, Rene Marie, Washboard Chaz, Beth Carvalho, Johnny Long, Little Joe McLerran and many others. Dexter has 3 CDs out in collaboration with composer Thiago de Mello. “After five sets I was ready to hear more.” Gary Giddins, Village Voice
- Kim Stone – bass
Kim’s credits include working with such greats as Spyro Gyra, B. B. King, Hugh Ragin, Rippingtons, David Amram, Larry Carlton, Eric Marienthal, Rob Mullins, Jessica Williams, and Firefall. His extensive performing experience includes multiple appearances at the prestigious Montreux, North Sea, Newport, Kool, JVC, and Playboy jazz festivals as well as numerous nationwide tours of the U.S., Europe, and Southeast Asia. In 1999 Kim released his first solo CD titled More Often Than Not. His second CD is entitled Let’s Cool One.
Jay Forrest – drums, vocal
Jay began his singing career in the 1st Baptist Church of Sherwood (Little Rock, AK) at 2 years old and was drumming by the age of 17. Moving to Boulder, Colorado in 1971 with critically acclaimed Smilin’ in the Dark, he worked with several bands including Friends (Newport Folk and Jazz Fest) with Judy Roderick, Frenz, Sons of Jezebel with Les Thompson of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Karen Karsh Band, and Fat Chance. He’s played the Monterey Blues and Jazz Festivals sharing the stage with the likes of Albert King, Charlie Musselwhite, Etta James, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, and other blues and jazz legends.