Jazz Cycle

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The Jazz Cycle
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Background Information

Hometown

Detroit

Genre

Jazz, Latin Jazz, Funk, Swing, Jazz Funk

Years Active

2012 - Present

Members

Jack Rock - Keyboards
Joe LoDuca - Guitar
Dennis Biernott - Percussion
Eric Lundquis - Saxophone, Flute
Bill Grazia - Bass, vocals

Past Members

Oscar Walters

About

The Jazz Cycle offers the classics of Swing, Straight Ahead Jazz, Latin, Smooth Jazz, Be-Bop, Jazz Funk, & Fusion. Their main goal is to entertain audiences with exciting jazz entertainment for weddings, parties, corporate events, jazz clubs, festivals and concerts. Their songbook contains over 200 of the very best of the jazz classics.

Biographies

Jack Rock

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Keyboard
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

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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, Future Shock, and The After 5 Jazz Ensemble.

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

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Guitar
Joe is an accomplished guitarist and bass player with his own unique playing style. Listening to Joe’s solos one can hear Earl Klugh, George Benson and Wes Montgomery mixed into his own style of play.

When you listen to Joe play bass you hear a little Jaco in his style of play.

Joe has played with all the local great talent around the Detroit Metro Area and is the brother of another notable Detroit are musician, Keyboardist Mark LoDuca Sr..

 

Eric Lundquist

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Saxophone, Flute
Eric is an accomplished musician. He has performed with some outstanding groups such as The Johnny Trudell, Tommy Sanders, Brookside Jazz Ensemble, Gary Greenfelter Big Band, and the Rea Deal Big Band.

Eric has performed at the Detroit International Jazz fest, Michigan Jazz Festival, and Baker's Keyboard Lounge.

 


Bill Grazia

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Bass
Bill Grazia (aka L.B.) Started studying piano at the age 12. Move on to playing Tuba, Baritone and Bass guitar in high School. In the 70 and early 80 played in numerous, wedding, jazz big bands and rock bands. The last ten years has played with a few jazz trios around town. (Gordy Schelist Trio and Jazz Eloquence Trio). From 2011 through 2013 played with Identity Crisis of Michigan rock/top forty bands.

 


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