Mike Abbott has performed and recorded with a number of musical legends including: Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, The Rolling Stones' horn section, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Chie Imaizumi, Sammy Davis Jr., Burt Bacharach, Paul Shaffer and many others. After earning his Music Degree in 1988 at the University of Miami in Florida, he moved to New York City and started playing clubs, touring the US and Europe, and recording. In 2003, Abbott and his family moved from New Jersey to Denver. He teaches at the University of Denver, Colorado Conservatory for The Jazz Arts, and privately in Denver. Abbott currently performs with The Mike Abbott Trio as well as many of Denver's finest musicians.
Denver jazz staple Eric Gunnison was raised in a musical family in Buffalo, NY and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with a BA in music composition in 1979. He lives in Denver where he has been a mainstay in the music scene for 19 years. Eric has toured and recorded with the iconic jazz vocalist Carmen McRae, and trumpeter Ron Miles.
In concert he has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Phil Woods, Bobby Shew, John McNeil, Eddie Gomez and many others. Gunnison has also been the pianist and a composer/arranger for the cooperative band Convergence, one of Denver’s leading jazz ensembles, since 1991. Active for more than 30 years as a sideman and studio musician Gunnison is active faculty at the University of Denver’s Lamont School Of Music and the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts.