Brian Trainor - Piano; Trenton, NJ
Assistant Director of YRJP the 1st 5 years.
Co-produced 1st 3 CD's.
Bud Werner - Electric Bass; Albuquerque, NM
Melissa Hagen - Electric Bass with noted flutist, Lisa Polisar - Albuquerque, NM
Dale Stabin - Drums; Albuquerque, NM. Dale was the one responsible for introducing Dave Adams to famed drummer, Butch Miles.
Billy Morris, Trumpet - Albuquerque, NM
3/20/1918 - 5/5/2010
Mr. Morris is in the National Hall of Fame for big band trumpet players.
Brian Trainor - Piano; Justin Ray - Trumpet; Brad Dubbs -Trumpet;
Rob Wilkerson - Alto Sax
Billy Morris and Avery
with Brynn Rector and Brewer
The YRJP realized their first national exposure when Paul Machado, director of the Telluride Jazz Celebration, discovered them playing on a street corner before the festival in 1995.
Dave Adams along with Michael Ning, piano great from Kansas City, MO at the Kansas City Jazz Festival.
Butch Miles - Drums; Austin, TX. Mr. Miles is the drummer for the Count Basie Orchestra.
Dick Trask - Alto Sax; Albuquerque, NM
Dmitri Matheny - Flugalhorn;
San Francisco, CA. along with Dave Adams. Mr. Matheny was a former student of Art Farmer
Ben Martinez - Guitar;
Assistant Director of YRJP
Dmitri Matheny and Paul Machado at Telluride
Dave Adams and Alex Shafran with Steve Nygaard
Trumpet; Virginia Beach, VA
Drummer, Butch Miles with YRJP members Corey Fonville and Ian Dwyer.
Eddie Adams - Restauranteur
It all began with Eddie Adams, owner of the Gulf Coast Eatery in Albuquerque, NM, providing a venue for the original Razzcals to practice their craft.
Gali Sanchez of Santana with Steve Nygaard
Grammy winner Bobby Shew - Trumpet; LA, CA
along with Dave Adams
Nancy King - Vocalist; Portland, OR
Nancy King has been indirectly responsible for many of the songs that were taught to YRJP members.
YRJP member, James Breslin - Bari Sax and piano with piano great, Chick Corea; NYC, NY
John Lewis - Tenor Sax;
Steve Nygaard, trumpet player
of note and special guest artist, along with jazz great, Herbie Mann - Flute.
Alex Shafran, and Dave Adams with jazz great, Richie Cole - Alto Sax. Mr. Cole has appeared on the covers of Down Beat, Jazz Times, Swing Journal Japan, and Musicians magazine in addition to endorsing both Selmer and Yamaha Saxophones.
Dave Adams and Jon Hendricks - Singer/Song writer