JAZZ WEEKENDER HOUSE BAND

NATHAN EAST

NATHAN EAST

HOST / BASSIST

Yamaha Artist, bassist, producer and songwriter, Nathan has collaborated with hundreds of iconic artists in his illustrious career, from Phil Collins and Kenny Loggins to Eric Clapton and Anita Baker. With more than 2,000 recordings, he is considered one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music, which is why we call him the ‘Host with the Most’!

STEPHEN FERRONE

STEPHEN FERRONE

DRUMMER

Celebrated English drummer known for his work with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers from 1994 to 2017. He was also part of the classic lineup of the Average White Band in the 1970s and keeps the beat for great company including Dire Straits, Stevie Nicks, Chaka Khan, Duran Duran, Eric Clapton and of course Nathan’s Band of Brothers band!

GREG PHILLINGANES

GREG PHILLINGANES

KEYBOARDIST

A prolific session & touring musician, this Emmy-winning musical director, keyboardist, singer-songwriter, and composer has contributed to numerous iconic recordings over his illustrious career. Greg started playing professionally with Stevie Wonder at the age of 18 and has played on a broad array of projects from Michael Jackson and Beyonce to Ray Charles and Phil Collins!

MICHAEL THOMPSON

MICHAEL THOMPSON

GUITARIST

From film scores to first rate rockers, MT has to divide his discography into two pages. A four-decade session & touring guitarist of the highest order, Michael attended Berklee College of Music, where he studied with Pat Metheny. Initially with Geffen Records, Michael Thompson Band continues to release music and celebrate new successes in the streaming generation.

2021 ARTIST LINEUP

Peet Project

Peet Project

BAD BOYS OF BUDAPEST play POP, JAZZ + FUNK

THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS AFTER PARTY - Hosted by Hungary's Pop Funk Jazz fivesome featuring impressive, world-class musicians that spark excitement and fun with addictive originals and killer covers. The driving force is violinist, composer, vocalist, producer Peter “Peet” Ferencz who performs with his band extensively in Europe and the U.S. We call our After Party “dangerous,” because between their skillset and the special drop-in guests, the night is likely to take a few hairpin turns and highspeed chases.

Brendan Rothwell

Brendan Rothwell

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ BASSIST

Big Little Vibes JAZZ HAPPY HOUR in BRENDAN'S BAR w/Special Guests - Hosted by bassist Brendan Rothwell. Originally from the UK, he is the first independent artist to hit #1 on all three of the SmoothJazz.com Album Charts with his release Sentiment. Winner of The People’s Choice Music Awards 2017 in his current hometown of Calgary, Brendan’s debut recordings have secured him placement on several Best Of Contemporary Jazz Charts around the world as he gains notoriety as a recording artist of great character.