George Garzone  One of the very few truly monumental jazz artists. A saxophone legend. One of my longest-standing great friends.

Tim Hagans  At the very top of the list of jazz trumpet virtuosos. Superb soloist, composer, bandleader and ensemble player.

Dick Oatts  The saxophonist's saxophonist. Perhaps the foremost lead alto player in the world, as well as a brilliant performer and soloist in any setting.

Ben Schachter  A monster saxophonist. Few players can match his virtuosity and ideas. My great friend and second "brother."

John Hébert  One of the elite jazz bassists on the scene. Outstanding goup player and soloist.

Jarred Antonacci  Regular member of The Eleventet's trombone section. An outstanding and versatile player.