Jeff Kershner was born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida. He has music degrees from Florida State and Georgia State Universities.
When he’s not providing tropical grooves, Jeff performs with the Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet Orchestras and is principal percussionist with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. He has also been a frequent extra with the Atlanta Symphony with whom he has recorded extensively and performed at Carnegie Hall (attired somewhat differently than pictured here).
Jeff is also a founding member of the Centennial Jazz Trio, is an active free-lance drummer and percussionist in Atlanta and is on the faculty of Spelman College.
John Lawless is Director of Percussion Studies at Kennesaw State University and Principal Timpanist with the Atlanta Opera and Georgia Symphony Orchestras. He frequently performs and records as an extra with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and maintains a thriving freelance career as a studio and pit percussionist.
A founding member of the Atlanta Percussion Trio, John performs more than 600 school concerts a year for audiences totaling 300,000 annually.
Joel Morris is a freelance percussionist, composer and arranger throughout the Southeast. He has performed with various touring shows & artists including Phantom of The Opera National Tour II, Al Jarreau, The Moody Blues, Brian Wilson, Widespread Panic, Michael Brecker, Sam Arlen, Mac Frampton, Cecil Welch, Aretha Franklin, Mary Wilson, Ray Charles, Marvin Hamlisch, Joni Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Maureen McGovern and Bernadette Peters.
Joel also does symphonic, recording and club work as well as teaching private lessons and instructing at the Lovett school in Atlanta, GA.
Lauran Hunt performs as a free-lance musician with the Sentimental Journey Orchestra, the Nightwind Trio and the Centennial Jazz Trio. He also has been a member of the Baker-Williams Orchestra, the Dekalb College Jazz Band, the Multifarious Jazz Emissaries and the Nightflight Band.
Lauran is a graduate of Georgia State University and is Assistant Director of Bands at Woodward Academy in College Park, GA.