JustJazzLive Trio @7pm at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth, Ohio near Akron

JustJazzLive Trio @7pm - Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 PM



Tom Blair – Saxophone/Flute
Tom Blair grew up in the Cincinnati, Ohio area amidst a rich music heritage and access to jazz greats. Tom won numerous state and national awards as a high school jazz player. During this time he had the thrill of setting in with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and jazz legend Maynard Ferguson. More recently, Tom is the Lead Pastor at Mansfield First Assembly of God, and maintains a busy music schedule performing with the jazz trio Just Jazz; as well as, the pop-jazz ensemble S’yVelt, the KROC Center Big Band, the Musician’s Union Jazz Band, and Ribticklers Dixieland Band. Tom is a Trustee for the American Federation of Musicians, Local 159, having joined in 2010.

Britt Reed – Guitar
Britt Reed has played professionally in Progressive Rock, Lounge Jazz, Reggae, and Blues acts since the late 1970’s. He has studied music theory throughout the years, notably with Jason Hagen, NYC session player and Atlanta Institute of Music Grad. Britt also studied jazz performance and theory for two years under the instruction of Dr. Matt Warnock. Britt is an RGT certified guitar instructor teaching music theory/application on Skype. Britt is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 159, having joined in 2014.


Joel Claypool - Vocals
Joel is a young jazz musician who got started singing the standards under the tutelage of Ralph Brown a noted teacher/player in Richland County. Joel has played with some heavy hitting groups like the Ashland Krock Center Big Band before becoming a regular vocalist with JustJazzLive. He is honing his craft by emulating the great singers ala Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.


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