Eric Klaxton (jazz piano, composition, audio engineering) performs frequently with many notable ensembles, including The Soggy Po Boys, Sojoy, OurBigBand, and composes and arranges for a number of his own groups. He earned his B.A. in Saxophone Performance at the University of New Hampshire where he studied jazz harmony with Mark Shilanksy, arranging with Mike Annicchiarico, and worked with such inspiring visiting artists as Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Terell Stafford, Jimmy Heath, and Stjepko Gut. Eric enjoys the arts across a broad spectrum, seeking inspiration from the works of great philosophers, classical composers, modern authors, directors, and visual artists.
Romeo Melloni (piano, composition) was born in Milan, Italy, and attended Milan University, where he studied musicology with Francesco Degrada. He received his Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music and his M.M. and honorary Graduate Diploma in composition from New England Conservatory. His teachers include Robert DiDomenica, Theodore Antoniou, and Giacomo Manzoni. Romeo’s compositions include 75 works of symphonic, chamber, and vocal music that have been performed in Europe and in the United States by the Czech Philarmonic Chamber Orchestra, NH Music Festival, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Martinü Quartet, Solati Trio, and many others. Mr. Melloni teaches piano, theory, and composition at the Manchester Community Music School.
William A. Fletcher (theory and composition) earned a B.A. in Choral Music Education and an M.M. in Music Theory and Composition from the University of New Hampshire. He is a former music director of the Concord Chorale, and is recently retired from the faculty at St. Paul’s School. Bill’s compositions, recorded and available on the Parma Records label, include commissioned works for the Christa MacAuliffe Planetarium, Concord Chorale, St. Paul’s School, the Infinities Ensemble, and the Music School. He has produced recordings for Steve Schuch and the Night Heron Consort, Wellspring, femme m’amie, Peggo and Paul, and Holly Outwin-Tepe.