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The Jazz Cycle / Bio

Jack Rock—Piano
Trained in classical piano with more recent study with notable jazz musicians, Matt Michaels and Tad Weed, Jack’s love of jazz has made him a fresh voice in the Detroit jazz community. His sound evokes the harmony and lyricism of Bill Evans and reflects influences of other jazz greats like Thelonius Monk and Dave Brubeck. More contemporary influences are Gene Harris and Jeff Lorber.

Dennis Biernott—Percussion
Studied percussion under Ray Parker at the Conservatory of Music, also studied with Joe Morello from the Dave Brubeck group - Jazz Work Shop.
Dennis recorded and toured throughout the U.S. and Europe in bands such as The Techniques, The U.S. Army Marne Glee Club, The Lions Den, Renaissance, and Friends of The Family, Goodtime Convention, The Jazz Cycle, & Future Shock.
He has performed in Las Vegas at the Sahara and The Thunderbird and during the late 70’s with Wayne Newton’s Agency (Newton, Amato, & Newton). He also had the privilege to perform with Sunny Stitt and the original Jazz Messengers.
Dennis has done studio work for various recording studios across the country. In Detroit Dennis recorded at Golden World Records.

Joe LoDuca—Guitar & Bass
Joe is an accomplished guitarist & Bass player with his own unique playing style. Listening to Jo's guitar solos one can hear Earl Klugh, George Benson and Wes Montgomery mixed into his own style of play. When playing bass you can hear a little Jaco in his playing.
Joe has played with all the local great talent around the Detroit Metro Area.

Oscar Walters----Saxophone
During the 60’s and 70’s Oscar learned saxophone in the Detroit Public School System. He had the opportunity to perform around the Detroit area with various groups. He added flute, and later, piccolo to his already complete saxophone repertoire.
After high school Oscar auditioned and was accepted into the Army Music Program in Norfolk VA. While there he learned various forms and styles of music such as Classical, Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Rhythm & Blues, and Soul. After graduation Oscar was accepted into the Army Band where he traveled across the United States, South Korea, and Europe.
After retirement from the service Oscar continued to perform in the Detroit area and is now performing with The Jazz Cycle.

General Info

Band Members
Jack Rock , Joe LoDuca , Dennis Biernott & Oscar Walters
Artist Name
The Jazz Cycle
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/thejazzcycle
Active Since
09/12
Genres
Jazz / Funk / Latin

Contact Info

Location
Sterling Heights, MI