Born in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Tim has been a professional musician since the age of 18. He started playing at 8 and performing at 11. Tim attended The University of Kentucky, Tim was a member of the Magnificent 7 and Luv Machine; two popular R & B, jazz-rock, horn bands based out of Lexington, Ky. The Luv Machine broke up in June 197 and Tim joined Green Lyte Sunday in August 1972 and relocated to Dayton, Ohio. With the breakup of GLS in December 1979, Tim pursued a solo career. In June of 1982 Tim founded Giant with GLS guitarist Jason Hollinger and Luv Machine drummer George Montgomery. They performed almost exclusively @The Nite Owl located in Dayton’s historic Oregon District. Tim has opened for The Rippingtons, Larry Carlton, Pieces Of A Dream, Najee, Kim Waters, Tom Scott; also performances with The Beach Boys, The Commodores, The Righteous Brothers and Wayne Cochran as a member of Giant and Green Lyte Sunday. Tim is multi-keyboardist, vocalist, composer and arranger. Tim joined Brass Tracks in April 2015.
Andrew hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is an active performer throughout the Midwest. His diverse performing career has taken him throughout the United States, appearing with major symphony orchestras such as the Cincinnati Pops and recording in Capital Records Studio "A", the same studio that recorded Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, and countless other musical icons. In addition to his role in Brass Tracks, Andrew is the Principal Trombone of the Lexington Philharmonic, Professor of Low Brass at Central State University, and is a former Music Director of the United States Air Force Band of Flight.
Andrew is an Endorsing Artist for Bach Brass and plays Bach trombones exclusively.
A consummate professional, the energy and personality Hal Melia brings to the stage is contagious. He has recorded and arranged with some of the top jazz and R&B groups of our time ("Tower of Power Horns," "Buddy Rich Band," "Billy Vera and the Beaters") and has appeared in several major motion pictures ("Bugsy," "Dick Tracy," "The Marrying Man," "Mobsters," "Parent Trap III," others). Hal resides in Dayton, Ohio serving as Adjunct Professor of Saxophone, Woodwinds, and Jazz Studies at Central State University.
One of the most solid drummers in the business, Kevin has performed over the years in the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana areas with such diverse groups as "The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra," "Water Street," "The Lost Canyon Band," "Nightwatch," "Second Shift" and "Slowhand"). He has shared the stage with such notable artists as Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Beverly Sills, ".38 Special" and Rick Derringer.
Having music in his blood his whole life, Don has not only been displaying his great bass guitar skills with a variety of groups ("Water Street," "Nightwatch," "Second Shift," "Slowhand") but has also been successful with his music talents "behind the scenes." Having a strong technical background, Don has provided sound, engineering, and lighting to several national artists such as Aretha Franklin, Toby Keith, Tony Bennett.
Inspired by watching a Johnny Cash special to learn how to play guitar, Kevin's "country roots" have blossomed into one of the best rock, rhythm and blues guitarists that has blessed the stage. Having also performed many solo acoustic gigs himself around the country, Kevin has been able to successfully "switch hats" when strapping on his electric guitar and jamming with his past band, "Second Shift," and now "Brass Tracks."
Though known for singing smooth and soul stirring ballads, Jevon's performance background is all-inclusive. He spent several years as a regular cast member of an award winning children's television show, member of a local children’s song and dance group called "Peanut Butter and Jelly" (with Rob Lowe), performed in several theater productions with the "Kettering Theatre Under the Stars", spent time in a barbershop quartet, spent time with a local blues band, several years singing for a couple thousand people every weekend as the worship leader for a large church, and is now excited to be the front man for Brass Tracks!
"Brass Tracks" is an 8 piece band featuring an amazing brass section led by internationally renowned saxophonist Hal Melia. Step back in time
and hear the sounds of Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown and many more as Brass Tracks pays tribute to the
great horn bands and songs of the 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond
A Cincinnati-based musician, Sean started playing music at the age of 5, later picking up the trumpet at the age of 10. By the time he was 14, he was playing cocktail jazz with his father at various private parties and it all took off from there. Some of you Cincinnatians have probably seen Sean around town with "The Northern Lights Jazzet," 'The Blue Birds" and others. Most recently, Sean had the privilege to perform with one of Motown's finest, "The Four Tops." Sean has a degree in Music Education, a Performance degree in Jazz Trumpet and a third degree in Classical Trumpet.