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 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 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.
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
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.