Haftor Medbøe Group has rapidly become a mainstay of the Scottish Jazz Scene both headlining and supporting visiting artists such as Esbjorn Svensson Trio and Bill Frisell. With roots in Norway, Iceland, Poland and Australia the group brings a fresh and invigourating approach by fusing contemporary sound worlds with strong melodies over driving grooves.
Alan Barnes is a jazz saxophonist from Cheshire, England. He played with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra at the start of the 80s but became better known as part of Tommy Chase's blistering hard-bop combo from 1983 to 1986.
Tommy Smith (born 27th April 1967) is a Scottish jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator. Smith grew up in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh, and was encouraged to learn the tenor saxophone from the age of twelve onwards. At the age of sixteen, he obtained a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music; there he joined Gary Burton's group.
Dana Landry is Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Music at the University of Northern Colorado, where he directs UNC Jazz Lab Band I and the Northern Colorado Voices, and teaches graduate courses and studio jazz piano. In addition to directing the Jazz Studies Program, he is the Artistic Director of the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival and the Director of UNC Jazz Press.