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Robin Bryan Robin Bryan, vocals and rhythm guitar, was born and raised in BucksCounty, Pa.. Robin participated (playing alto sax) in all the “normal” schoolmusic activities available in curriculum, establishing a solid foundation for whatwas to come. She attended Penn State University, Altoona Campus 1973-75(where her vocal career essentially began along with studying guitar) and Hazleton Campus1984-1986. Appearances in many coffeehouses, local pubs and special concert events sether on her way.

Upon graduation from PSU in 1975, Robin moved to Grand Lake, Colorado and continuedher music career singing with a popular 6 piece country-rock band through 1977. Returningto Pa., she performed in several different musical genres, most notable a 6 piece rhythm & blues band known as NIGHT TRAIN.

Another move took her to the Boston, Mass. area where she performed in her first duocalled SIDE STREET. She performed extensively throughout the northeastern U.S. Includinga 3 week engagement on the American Air Force Base in Sondestrom, Greenland. Upondeparting Mass. in 1982, she formed the duo still performing today, BODY & SOUL. Over theyears the duo has played at most of the Pocono Mountain resorts as well as local Poconowineries and private functions. Additionally, over the past 25 years Robin has been singingjazz at numerous venues and festivals performing with a virtual Who’s Who of jazz.

Alan Gaumer Alan Gaumer,has been playing trumpet since 1958. As a young trumpeter he appeared on the national television show “the Ted Mack Amateur Hour”.
As featured Jazz trumpeter in US Navy Show Bands he performed in over 70 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.

He is currently in his twenty fourth year as jazz trumpet artist/lecturer @ Moravian College. He serves as director of the Moravian College Fusion Ensemble and is very active in local jazz education adjudicating regularly at regional school jazz festivals.

Several of his students have won positions in the prestigious Pennsylvania State High School Jazz Band.-trumpet section / jazz chair.

Alan regularly performs with several ensembles including, the Quintet- Co-op Bop, in duet with Robin Bryan (Body and Soul). He also appears with the Moravian College Faculty Jazz Quintet and continues to free-lance in a variety of genres.

Alan is the founder of and Artistic Director of the Lehigh Valley based, non-profit organization: The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective. Its mission is to educate and expose community members of all ages to the richness, the history, and the diversity of American jazz.  www.pajazzcollective.org

He performs with a “Who’s Who” list of jazz personalities including: Randy Brecker, Bob Dorough, Bill Goodwin, Tony Marino, Craig Kastelnik, Nelson Hill, Gary Rissmiller, Tom Kozic, Skip Wilkins, Dave Leonhardt, Tom Schuman, Tony Gairo, Paul Rostock, Neil Wetzel, Bill Washer, Matt Vashlishan and many more.

EQUIPMENT:

Brass:

Yamaha 8310ZS custom Bb trumpet
with mutes.

Keyboards/Synths:

Korg N5 Synthesizer
Korg M1 Workstation | Yamaha QY300 | Sequencer Kawai II
 Guitar

Celebrity Ovation Acoustic/Electric

Sound Re-inforcement 

Mackie power amp M1400
Behringer mixer UB1222FX-Pro | Alessis FX 
EV Speakers 
Shure microphones