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Jon Margerum-Leys

Jon Margerum-Leys

Saxophones

Jon has been a professional musician for thirty years. He has performed with the US Army's Fourth Infantry Division Band, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Harry James Orchestra,The Rat Pack is Back Revue, the Al Chase Orchestra, the No Deadwood Big Band, City to City, The Dick Jurgens Orchestra, the Everett Longstreth Orchestra, Lew Soloff, Stardust Swing Band, the Riverside Big Band, the Martindales, Lady Sunshine and the X Band, the Bluescasters, and assorted groups of his own. Jon has performed in eighteen states and internationally.

When not playing with Fourth Wish, Jon plays lead Alto with the Saline Big Band and subs with other area groups.

Tyler Driskill

Piano

Tyler was in love with the piano by the time he was old enough to be able to walk over to one. While earning his B.M. in music theory at the University of Michigan, he studied with Lynne Bartholomew, who taught him everything he knows about technique. Tyler accompanies tap, ballet and styles classes for the U-M Musical Theatre department and performs often with the Saline Big Band. A regular in area pit orchestras, he has also served as music director and accompanist for a number of community theatre groups in southeast lower Michigan.

Eric Walters

Bass

Eric grew up in the Ypsilanti area and began his musical training in fifth grade, playing violin.  Two years later his orchestra teacher, Al Townsend (of The Ambassadors) switched him to string bass.  Eric has fond memories of Al playing a swing bass line under a bunch of junior high kids playing English Country Gardens.  Eric has played with area orchestras including the Plymouth Symphony, the Ypsilanti Symphony, and the Adrian Symphony.  He is currently playing with the Ypsilanti Community Band, the Saline Big Band, the Riverside Big Band, and the Livingston Symphony.  His jazz credits include the Art III, Misbehavin’, The Paul Vornhagen Quintet, and The Mark Williams Trio.  Eric is thrilled to have the opportunity to play small group jazz again.  There is nothing quite so alive as live jazz.

Mike Morrison

Drums

A versatile percussion performer and educator, Mike is a graduate of the School of Music at the University of Michigan, where he performed with the Symphony Band, the Percussion Ensemble, the steel band Panchita, Brave New Works and other contemporary chamber music ensembles, and the Michigan Marching Band. His percussion teachers there included Michael Udow, Michael Gould, Sal Rabbio, Julie Spencer and Gerald Cleaver.

Mike has recently performed with Gemini, Wild Swan Theater, the Adrian Symphony, the Plymouth Symphony, the Pittsfield Ramblers, the Saline Big Band, Larry David Abramson, and the LakeShoremen Drum and Bugle Corps.

 

 

 

 
 

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