Michael Haggins is a successful contemporary bass player and songwriter in the L.A. scene. Michael, who was born in Pasadena and began playing music in his early teens, has worked and recorded with many artists while also working in the Network Television industry. Dare to Dream reflects Michael's personal view that we all have greatness within us. Featured Musicians include "Jimmy Roberts" Saxophone, "Andre Frappier" Acoustic & Electric Guitars, "Dee & Brittani Cole" Vocals, "J Michael O'Neal" Keyboards, "Lew Laing" Keyboards, "Adam Hawley" Electric Guitar, "Lance Beckford" Drums. Tracklisting: Dare To Dream; There's Nothing More Beautiful Than You (Instrumental); Natural Wonder; Here I Come; Summer's Gone; World of Dreams (Remix); There's Nothing More Beautiful Than You; and In Your Lifetime (Remix).
Lowell Hopper is a “soul-jazz” guitarist known for his heavy use of 1970s- and 1980s-style musical nuances. Currently based in Panama City, Florida, Lowell has a distinct funky-jazz style that is a product of performing with a variety of rock, RnB, blues, and fusion jazz bands over the years. Besides playing electric and classical guitars, Lowell is well versed on keyboards, four- and five-string electric basses, and produces as well. He performs regularly in jazz/funk bands in northern Florida. Musicians: Lowell Hopper - Guitars, basses, guitar synth, keyboards, and programming; Vernon Burrell, Jr. - additional programming on "Breakthrough". Tracklisting: Soulful Feeling; Live and Learn; All Night Cruise (Version 2); Picture This; Could Be True Love; Dream Come True; Bay View (Version 2); Breakthrough; Inspiration; and Listen to Your Heart.
Still Life is Phil Traynor's fourth CD, and represents over two years of work. Collaborating with some of the finest national and international guitarists, including national fingerstyle champion and Emmy® nominee Pete Huttlinger, Guitar Player Magazine "Guitar Superstar" winner Vicki Genfan, international jazz and fingerstyle virtuoso Adam Rafferty, and some of the Tampa Bay area's finest talent; including Stacey Knights on flute , Dan O'Hara on keyboards , Douglas Lichterman on guitars, Austin Vickrey on saxophone, Kevin Clark on trumpets, and Chris Barbosa on the viola, and dear friends like sax and flute virtuoso Brian Dyre; Still Life is a delightful collection of old-school smooth and contemporary jazz compositions spanning three decades, and bursts with the joy and love that poured into its creation.