Pianist/vocalist/organist Gary Brunotte performs his own brand of lyrical jazz, influenced by tradition, but in his own personal voice. Accompanying him will be Nick Parascandola on drums. Born and raised in a small town in Minnesota, Gary started taking accordion lessons when he was nine and debuted as a professional musician at a New Year's Eve job when he was eleven. He switched to organ and performed with R & B and rock and roll bands as a teenager. He discovered jazz in the late 1960's and switched to piano while attending Berklee College of Music in the 1970's.
Beverly Botsford is a cross-cultural percussionist and educator, blending music, movement, and spoken word in solo and ensemble presentations. Embracing drumming traditions and inspirations of Africa, Cuba, South America and her native North Carolina, she weaves colorful rhythmic tapestries with her infinite array of collected and homemade instruments.