Program for Jazz
Lord Byron (a.k.a. Clark Holtzman) lives in Chapel Hill. He is a poet, storyteller and songwriter. He has written several books of poetry, a book of "lyric fictions," and a food and travel memoir. Clark teaches poetry at the Robert & Pearl Seymour Center when not looking for venues to perform with P4j. David Shore grew up in Pittsburgh where the airwaves were filled with R&R, R&B and jazz, and the club scene thrived. His first professional gig was at 14. He later “toured” Oklahoma and Maine playing honky-tonks and dance halls. Currently, he can be found at Vimala’s Curry Blossom Café, Chapel Hill, on Thursday nights playing with Southern Routes. He lives in Durham. Bassist Rick Eckberg grew up in Rochester, NY, where he learned double bass in public school and at Eastman School of Music. He performed in jazz groups and orchestras as an undergrad at Hamilton College, earning a BA in 1968. He has worked with jazz musicians and artists from Carole Sloane and Teddy Wilson to Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Debbie Reynolds. Rick records with Roanoke jazz artist Lenny Marcus and performs in the Durham Symphony. He is married to singer-songwriter Shannon Dancy and is a longtime resident of Hillsborough.
Raleigh-based cornetist & composer Bryan McCune, hails from Nebraska. He has composed and performed for modern dance works at the Kennedy Center and Washington, D.C.’s Dance Place, as well as venues across Maryland, Virginia, Raleigh-Durham. Bryan’s sound is unique—a blend of the cornet’s natural tone and electronically modified brass sounds. His influences include jazz, Latin, rock, folk, western, and eastern music. Bryan is also a member of FLOY DOY, Children of the Horn, and the Pagan Hellcats.