Edward Wilkerson Jr. is one of the great saxophone and clarinet players on the Chicago scene, but from the '80s into the new millennium may have become best known as a bandleader and composer, particularly associated with medium- to large-scale projects (somewhat daunting in an era when creative music bandleaders are challenged to keep even small ensembles together).
RON PRINCE, known best for his eleven year affiliation with The Kinsey Report, was ten years old when WiIlie Dixon opened his studio four blocks from Ron's house on 76th and Racine streets deep in Chicago's southside. It would be four years before Ron would start hanging out there. At twelve, Ron's Dad bought him his first guitar.
A “Widely Praised Soloist” (Chicago Tribune), Nicole Mitchell is one
of few African American women to take the path as a creative
instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. As a jazz flutist, she has
been a Downbeat magazine’s Critic’s Poll winner for Rising Star
Flutist from 2001-2004. Her life is dedicated to sharing the
Kirk Brown, keyboards/music production/sound designer, has been involved in the music industry for over twenty-five years.He has worked with a variety of great musicians, graphic artists, dancers, poets/spoken-word and more.. He's studied at the Chicago School of Music as a child, playing recitals, solo & duo piano. He studied and performed at Malcolm X CC and Governor State U.