Larry Weaner was originally self taught, composing by ear only. He currently studies under the internationally acclaimed composer, Andrea Clearfield, the founder and curator of The Salon, a 27-year Philadelphia concert series.
Larry's quirky composing spans multiple genres and has a unique and personal quality. Professionally, Larry is a nationally recognized landscape designer working throughout the eastern United States and lecturing nationwide. His multimedia presentation at the New Directions in the American Landscape Conference and The Norfolk Summer Music Festival (Yale School of Music) illustrated the relationship between landscape design and musical composition.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Rick Hall teaches composition and music technology. He has been a professional composer, music producer and performer for more than 30 years. He operates his own recording studio, where he has produced over 100 CDs, and his activities have included scoring extensively for television, film, and advertising; composing art music; and playing keyboards in jazz and rock bands. He received a Bachelor's degree from Union Institute and University.
Adjunct Associate, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Annie Sciolla is known as "the ultimate cross-over singer." She has performed with Jimmy Bruno, Kevin Eubanks, Bob Berg, Uri Caine, Diane Monroe, Joey DeFrancesco, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Randy Brecker, Felix Cavaliere, the RELACHE Ensemble, and at the Jazz Educators Conference. She was a vocal coach to Courtney Love and a featured vocalist on soundtrack of Steve Guttenberg's film, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead. She holds a Master of Music from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. She has also studied at the American Institute for Musical Studies in Austria.
Bob Butryn plays clarinet, sax and flute and performs with numerous classical, jazz and rock ensembles in the Philadelphia area. He is also a dancer and has arranged and choreographed the music/dance performance Crazy Rhythm, Fancy Feet, which features a wide variety of music and dance styles including the Charleston, Lindy hop, salsa, disco, and foxtrot (visit www.CRFF.net to learn more about the show). Bob received a Bachelor of Music Education from Temple University.
Anne L. Sciolla
Sam Greenfield is a star graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Immediately upon graduation he was offered a teaching position at his alma mater, and despite his youth, he is a sought-after side man in both jazz and classical settings.
Stan Slotter is a professional trumpet player and flutist. He plays the rare double because they each offer a different emotional outlet. Stan has performed and recorded with the Ali Ryerson Flute Big Band and on several of Phyllis Chapell’s albums as a flute soloist. He currently plays with the original jazz octet Puzzlebox and Bobby Zankel’s “Warriors of the Wonderful Sound”. He has also recorded and performed with the Middle Eastern ensemble “Atzilut” and the “Klingon Klezmer Band” in venues all over the US and Europe.
More Than a Dime Ensemble
Mark Weaner is a professional photographer as well as a musician and composer. He contributed original photography and spoken word to Yip and Al. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.