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Dan McGrath is our fearless leader. Dan sings like Louis Armstrong and plays banjo like Ralph Stanley. Danny Boy earned his chops playing Rock & Roll and Soul in bars on the Jersey Shore.

John Jay Martyn plays the drums in the Hot Java Band. John is a Berklee College of Music grad and has spent the last twenty years composing music for television and radio commercials from his studio in South Florida.


Ted Strauss was in numerous country rock bands in the late 60's and early 70's. Ted taught himself how to flatpick guitar, play mandolin and sing Bluegrass, Olde Time and Irish music playing in NYC and in the Washington DC area for many years. Bill Gearheiser plays piano, bass, percussion, sax. Bill has has performed with Eugene Fodor, Victor Borge, Lorin Hollander, Gary Grafman, Pepe Romero, and Doc Severinsen.  




Ed Horowitz plays violin,mandolin, and guitar. In addition to playing gigs all across the the country, Eddie pretty much knows every song ever written.

Rex Blazer has been energizing dancers nationwide for over 25 years. With a focus on contra and square dance fiddling, Rex is well known for his for his "liberal" interpretation of traditional and contemporary tunes and pop music, blending them into his own uniquely improvisational style. Chaim Rubinov plays trumpet, flugelhorn and piano. He has played with artists such as Marvin Hamlisch, Nestor Torres, Tito Puente, Jr., David Sanchez, Melton Mustafa, Miguel Cruz, Jesse Jones Jr., and many others.

Kenny Moorehead plays Tuba in the Hot Java band and teaches music in the Palm Beach County School system


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