O'Donnell/ Beling/ Gemmiti
TAYLOR O'DONNEL- VOICE
Highlights of Taylor’s performing and teaching career have been an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show working with producer David Foster, performing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in NYC, working in Miami with Grammy award winning producer Rudy Perez, working at Miami Dade College as a Professor of Jazz Voice, and singing background vocals for singer-songwriter Ben Folds. Taylor has performed alongside Donny McCaslin, Terence Blanchard, Lyle Mays, Fred Hersch, Jamey Haddad, Janis Siegel, the Real Group, New York Voices, Sunny Wilkinson, Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, and with choral group, Seraphic Fire. Currently, Taylor performs with various groups in the Seacoast area playing jazz and folk, and also can be seen in the up and coming soul group, Mother Superior and the Sliding Royales.
MICHAEL BELING- PIANO AND BASS PEDALS
Pianist, organist and Bates College faculty member Michael Beling performs regularly with some of the preeminent jazz musicians in Northern New England. As a bandleader and composer, his ensembles include Bedlam & Eunoia and MBG.
GARY GEMMITI – DRUMS
Inspired and encouraged by his teacher, the late Alan Dawson (world renowned drummer & educator), Gary has embarked on a musical journey lasting nearly 30 years. He has toured and recorded here and abroad with various artists including blues great Mighty Sam McClain. Current projects include recording and touring with The Rustic Overtones, as well as the reggae band, Royal Hammer. He has also enjoyed an extended jazz residency at the Pressroom in Portsmouth, NH with Larry Garland, as well as other freelance work in the New England region.