Rhythm

JOHN WELDY (Piano) - John is pleased to play keyboard with the talented musicians of the RMJO. He also plays with the Gateswingers and has played with other local bands. Other musical interests include playing trombone and singing a cappella Renaissance music. Retired from Kodak where he managed research labs in Rochester and in the UK, John enjoys volunteering, cycling, skiing, tennis, photography, and computer programming.
BRIAN BARR (Guitar) - Brian graduated with a B.S. in Music Business at SUNY Fredonia while playing the tuba and joined the RMJO full-time in 2014 on the guitar. He works at Lake Beverage Corp, enjoys impromptu jam sessions in his basement-turned-recording-studio, and spends his free time in his vegetable garden and at his pottery wheel.
GREG GASCON (Drums) - Greg is a native of Rochester, New York. Incredibly grateful to have met and played with such jazz legends such as Max Roach, Ron Carter, Carlos Franzetti, John Fadis and Paquito D'Rivera who not only inspired his interest in jazz, but also to witness their exceptional musicianship through the opportunities provided by Ned Corman. Greg is the owner of G2 Lesson Studios (Irondequoit/Greece), G2 Entertainment, G2 Jazz, G2 Percussion Repairs, duo Unique Vibes and is thrilled to be performing with the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.
TIM SULLIVAN (Bass) - Tim Sullivan has played in various ensembles, including those led by Steve Greene with vocalist Tina Albright and Art Hightower’s band Orisha with vocalist Kimberly Westcott. For more than two years he led sessions at the Daily Perks coffee house, and for three years he played at the former Le Jazz Hot Café with pianists Sarah Cantine and Jim Gala. He has performed in school concerts and workshops with Paul Smoker, and led a Latin music ensemble with vocalist Hilda Chacon under the title Bossa Nova in Portuguese. Tim has composed music of various sorts, including jazz, four pieces for the Rochester Chamber Orchestra, and band music for young children through The Commission Project. Tim is Professor emeritus at Nazareth College. (Photo courtesy Paul Grigsby).