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Composers & Musicians

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Joe Cerqua

Cofounder

Joe is a freelance, award-winning composer, producer, vocalist & sound designer.

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James Sanders

Composer, Violinist

Played at clubs including the Jazz Showcase and the Green Mill

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Paul Cotton

Percussion

Principal musician with Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

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Darius Hampton

Woodwind

Darius is a saxophonist and educator active on the scene in Chicago.

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Katherine Hughes

Violin

Katherine has been a professional violinist,  & producer for 40+ years.

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Margaret Murphy-Webb

Vocalist

2018 Chicago’s Jazz Hero

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Felipe Tobar

Violin

His style is influenced by classical, folk and jazz

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Stu Greenspan

Music Director, Guitar, Arranger

On the music faculty of Columbia College Chicago and the Francis W. Parker School.

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Pharez Whitted

Composer, Trumpet

Named Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz in 2016

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Rob Dicke

Percussion

Also performs with his own group, Calamity Flamtet

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Dan Hesler

Woodwind

Been involved with CRDT for over a decade

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Leandro López Várady

Piano

Part of CRDT as pianist and composer since 2008.

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Kevin O'Connell

Piano

Played at clubs including the Jazz Showcase and the Green Mill

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