Ft. Joe Farnsworth (Drums), Sarah Hanahan (Alto Sax), Tyler Bullock (Piano), Jason Clotter (Bass)
One of the most highly regarded jazz drummers on the scene today, Joe is known for his blazing speed, precision, musical, and melodic playing. In New York City, Joe led the weekend jazz combos at Augie’s (now Smoke Jazz & Supper Club). He has performed with Junior Cook, Cecil Payne, John Ore, Big John Patton, Harold Mabern, Eddie Henderson, John Jenkins and his brothers, John and James.
Joe Farnsworth: Drums
One of the most highly regarded jazz drummers on the scene today, Joe is known for his blazing speed, precision, musical, and melodic playing. In New York City, Joe led the weekend jazz combos at Augie’s (now Smoke Jazz & Supper Club). He performed with Junior Cook, Cecil Payne, John Ore, Big John Patton, Harold Mabern, Eddie Henderson, John Jenkins and his brothers, John and James. Joseph's career includes well over 100 recordings as a leader and side-man, jazz festivals and world tours with Pharaoh Sanders, Horace Silver, Harold Mabern, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton, Diana Krall, Benny Golson, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Lou Donaldson, Benny Green, Barry Harris, Curtis Fuller to name but a few. Farnsworth is currently the drum chair for McCoy Tyner and is a member of the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet, Harold Mabern Trio, and a founding member of the renowned One for All Quintet.
Sarah Hanahan: Alto Sax
Up-and-coming NYC jazz saxophonist NYC, hails from Marlborough, Ma, has participated in numerous jazz study programs, providing her with notable mentors.The award-winning Sarah Hanahan Quintet has had the opportunity to perform at renowned festivals and clubs such as Smalls, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, The Detroit Jazz Festival, The Side Door Jazz Club, the Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz Series, and The Rubber City Jazz Festival, among many others. She has had the privilege of playing as side person for her heroes and mentors - touring nationally and internationally with jazz greats Ulysses Owens Jr., Sherrie Miracle and the DIVA Orchestra, The Dee Dee Bridgewater (DDB) Big Band, and The Jazz Ambassadors - and working with Jason Moran as part of a collaboration with the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
Tyler Bullock: Piano
Tyler Bullock II is a New York-based pianist, composer, and arranger making his way into the city’s musical landscape while studying at the Juilliard School. Stepping outside the musical bounds of his generation, he pursue the distinct yet limitless tradition of improvisation.Through its unamplified 88 keys, Tyler sees endless possibilities for freedom and musical dedication to form a connection with his audiences. In his music, listeners will hear his deep roots in jazz history that are uniquely his own and a bridge to the future.Tyler has performed at Carnegie Hall, Dizzy’s Club, Smalls, The Jazz Gallery, Joe’s Pub, Keystone Korner in Baltimore, The Newport Jazz Festival, and The Jamaica Queens Jazz Festival. He has played with Ulysses Owens, Jr’s Big Band and Generation Y Band, The Roy Hargrove Big Band, Ray Chew, Bruce Williams, and Jeffrey Miller. Tyler received national recognition as the jazz piano finalist for the 2022 Young Arts Competition along with a 2021 selection for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra for Jazz – directed by Sean Jones – and performed on the big band album now streaming on all major platforms – and a 2020 selection for the Vail Jazz Workshop – under the guidance of legendary jazz bassist and composer John Clayton.
Jason Clotter: Bass
Hailing from Puerto Cortes Honduras, Clotter now resides in the mecca of NYC jazz, since he was invited to Ceila Cruz Bronx High School of Music. He has grown tremendously and has participated many prestigious jazz programs such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, NAFME, Manhattan School of music among others. Clotter has shared stages with notables and legends such as Eli Yamen, Stacy Dillard, Samara Joy, Vincent Gardner, Marquis Hill, Wallace Roney, Eric Lewis, Steve Davis, Jerry Weldon, Anthony Wonsey, Vincent Herring, and Wynton Marsalis. He has performed in respected venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Grand Ole Opry and Reduta Jazz Club ( Czech Republic). Currently Clotter has been storming the jazz scene as a notable upcoming bassist, creating beautiful music and keeping it alive and in forward motion.