DAN GREENBLATT studied with jazz masters Barry Harris and Clifford Jordan. He spent 25 years in Seattle, where he performed and recorded with top Northwest jazz musicians, including Ernestine Anderson, Chuck Metcalf, Dee Daniels, Don Lanphere, and Jay Thomas. With the all-star Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, he played with world-renowned guest artists such as Quincy Jones, Clark Terry, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Foster, and Jimmy Heath.

In 2002 Dan joined the faculty of New York's La Guardia High School (of Fame fame) as a teacher, and later was appointed Administrative Director of the world-famous Jazz program at the New School.

Dan is the author of Learning the Language of Jazz, and The Blues Scales: Essential Tools For Jazz Improvisation, just published by [SHER MUSIC].

He can be heard on CDs for the award-winning Bopware label with many contemporary jazz stars, including Patience Higgins and George Cables.

Bandleader JERRY ENGELBACH was influenced by Bud Powell, Bill Evans, and Wynton Kelly. He studied art at Cooper Union, music at Juilliard with Peter Schickele ("PDQ Bach"), and theatre at the Drama Tree in New York City.

In the 1960s he played in the Catskills and jammed in New York with then up-and-coming musicians such as Pharoah Sanders. In 1973 he became music director of the Classic Stage Company, composing and performing music for many plays.

An original settler in Manhattan's SoHo district, in 1975 he co-founded the Soho Repertory Theatre and ran it for 14 years. Soho Rep's famous alumni include Kevin Spacey and Kathleen Turner. Jerry's contribution to theatre is featured in a forthcoming book by Christopher Olsen about Off-Off-Broadway's early years.

Jerry's New York appearances include gigs at the Cafe Carlyle, Metronome, Copacabana, Tavern on the Green, River Cafe, and Water Club, and long-term engagements at Detour, Nascimento, Oro Blue, and Caravan of Dreams.

ED FUQUA's distaste for accordian lessons put him off music until high school, where he took up electric bass in rock and fusion bands.

He soon fell into jazz, learned upright bass, and attended Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he cut classes in order to learn from and play with top musicians.

He subsequently took master classes with Elvin Jones and Charlie Haden, moved to New York in 1987, and later studied with the legendary Joe Solomon.

Ed (his last name is pronounced "fyoo-kway") has since performed with such leading jazz artists as Clifford Jordan, Dakota Staton, and Patience Higgins. He has appeared at many fine venues, including the Village Gate, Birdland, the Knitting Factory, Copelands, and the Angry Squire, and at jazz festivals in Georgia, North Carolina, New York, and Quebec.

He has recorded CDs with the Jon Raney Trio, Jeff Silverbush, Gary Vosbein, Burt Eckoff, and Charlie Krachey.

STEVE JACKSON was raised in New York City, and during 1970–1974 he played clubs, resort shows, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs — what Steve calls "the regular New York stuff" — in a variety of genres, including rock. But his main interest was always jazz.

In 1974 Steve moved to Japan, became fluent in the language, and played only jazz with top Japanese musicians, for clubs, concerts, tours, recordings, and radio.

In 1980 he returned to New York, and in 1984 retired from music so he and his wife could raise their then one-year-old son.

In 1995 he again picked up his sticks, and since then has devoted himself exclusively to jazz. He has performed with Bobby Porcelli (who plays with T.S. Monk and the Lincoln Center Latin-Jazz Orchestra), Chris Karlic (who plays with Freddie Hubbard and the Village Vanguard Orchestra), and Edsel Gomez (who plays with David Sanchez and Dee Dee Bridgewater). In 2004, the addition of Steve's drums transformed Weaver of Dreams from a trio to a quartet.

AMY LONDON has been a staple at New York's finest jazz clubs, including the Blue Note, Birdland, Michael's Pub, and Sweet Rhythm. She has sung on recordings with many jazz greats, including pianists Barry Harris and Sir Roland Hanna and her husband, the talented guitarist Roni Ben-Hur. Amy and Roni's CD Two for the Road received frequent airplay on radio stations across the country (excerpts can be heard on this Website).

She's worked with Charles Aznavour, the Larry Elgart Orchestra, and many others, and has sung for a number of film scores, including Michael Collins, Mission to Mars, and The Stepford Wives. Her Broadway career includes singing lead in the Angel City Four in the Tony-award-winning City of Angels, and appearing in Promises Promises with Martin Short.

Amy is deeply involved in vocal jazz education, leading clinics at colleges, and, since 1992, teaching in the New School's outstanding BFA Jazz Program.

Her most recent CD features Roni Ben-Hur, pianist John Hicks, and New School / Weaver of Dreams colleague Dan Greenblatt.