Lindsay began playing the trombone at the age of eleven in the Chatteris Town Band in Cambridgeshire which was then conducted by his father, Roy Shilling. During his school years he travelled many miles to have lessons with Terry Hext, (father of Mike) and play in local youth bands and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. He was awarded an Associated Board Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music, London where he spent four years studying with John Iveson and Arthur Wilson.
Born in Qingdao in Shandong Province, China, Hao Jie entered the Affiliated School of the Central Conservatory of Music to study trombone in 1977. From 1990 to 1993, he attended the soloist class of music, majoring trombone performance at School of Music Hannover, Germany, with Mr. Helmut Seifert, Principal Trombonist of North Radio Orchestra. From 1992 to 1993, he also studied with Johann Dams, Principal Trombonist of Berliner Philharmonic in Germany. In 1996, he pursued his further study at Indiana University,
Born in Los Angeles California, Timothy Dueppen received his bachelors of music from UCLA, masters of music in performance and literature from The Eastman School of Music, and his doctorate in performance with a minor in music history from the University of Houston. Prior to his appointment at Montana State University, he was the adjunct professor of low brass at Nazareth College and the assistant director of the Eastman Trombone Choir from 2006-2008 while studying under legendary trombonist Dr.
Nick Laufer is a freelance trombonist in the DFW area, performing with bands such as Jam Wows! and Sol Kitchen, among others. A tireless lead player, Nick frequently does M4’s “heavy lifting” range-wise. Conversely, with his lyrical, singing sound, his distinctive playing often defines M4’s melodies. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of North Texas. An alto trombone and alto sackbut player as well, Nick has extensive experience playing early music, and has performed at the Boston Early Music Festival.
Hailing from Houston Texas with roots in Lake Charles Louisiana, Matthew Hartnett brings to you a genuine heartfelt musical perspective with genre defying compositions and southern rooted influences.
With his one of a kind style, Matthew has graced stages all over the world performing with various artist including Kirk Franklin, Talib Kweli, Mike Phillips, Joe Sample, Robert Glasper and many more.
You can regularly find him leading ‘#TeamHornSection’ in various popular New York City venues.
Matthew Jefferson is instructor of brass at Nicholls State University. He recently completed his Masters and Bachelors degrees in Performance from the University of North Texas. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Matthew is a former member of the six-time Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band. He played on “Lab 2009″ which
received two of those six nominations. Matthew has performed extensively all over the world at venues in Thailand, France, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, England, and all over the US and Canada most notably at Birdland in New York City,
Marc has performed with some of the world’s finest artists and organizations, such as B.B. King, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lalo Schifrin, Herman Olivera, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E, Black Eyed Peas, Deltron 3030, Aloe Blacc, and Stevie Wonder. He recently participated in a State Tour of China playing traditional Jazz, performed with the Ambassadors of New Orleans’ Jazz at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Israel, has performed in two of Philip Glass’ Operas Akhenaton and La Belle et la Bete,
Carl Lundgren (tenor) is from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of North Texas. He studies with Jan Kagarice, Tony Baker, Vern Kagarice and Steve Wiest. He is a former member of the six-time Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band, whose CD “Lab 2009” was nominated for two Grammys. During his 3 years in the band, Carl toured Europe and Thailand, and performed at Birdland in New York, and Catalina in Los Angeles.
Born and raised in London, trombonist Andy Baker was performing professionally at the age of 14 and had appeared on recordings and TV shows by 18. Andy toured extensively, performing at major jazz festivals and clubs across the world before relocating to Chicago in 2001.
Quickly establishing a reputation as one of the most versatile musicians in town, Andy performs and records with many of Chicago’s finest jazz and contemporary music ensembles, is the musical director of the New standard Jazz Orchestra,