Swing and Jazz
Guitarist/vocalist Eric Madis
was performing with Denver bands at age ten, then shortly afterward as a regular solo and duet performer in Chicago coffeehouses. A well-known soloist, bandleader and veteran session musician, Eric has also performed with a spectrum of artists, including blues legend Big Walter Horton, Hawaii's Farden Family, jazz ukulele great Bill Tapia, poet Nicki Grimes and numerous Northwest artists, including Eric Madis Trio, Blue Madness, Runaway Train, BluesCast, Little Bill Englehart, Steve Bailey, Mike Lynch and Mark DuFresne. He has opened concerts for Robben Ford, Little Charlie & the Nightcats and James Cotton. Eric has five solo CDs, has composed music for film and television, and has received acclaim from KPLU-FM, Washington Blues Society, NW Folklife, NAMA, Guitar World magazine, Kerrville National Folk Festival and KBCS-FM. A guitar instructor since 1976, Eric has taught throughout the US and Canada for National Guitar Workshop, Guitar Workshop Plus, Northwest Folklife, UW Experimental College, Denver Free University, Dusty Strings and Jamplay.com.
Mandolinist/Fiddler Pete Martin
is a nationally recognized master of mandolin and a National Adult Fiddle Champion. The author of 14 mandolin instructional books, numerous instructional videos and a regular columnist for Mandolin Magazine, Pete is also national mandolin contest finalist. He is a full time teacher of fiddle and mandolin as well as a performer. In addition to Swingmatism, he currently plays Bluegrass with The Neighborhood Boys, The Wild Hares and High & Lonesome, Western Swing with Go Outside and Playboys and Jazz with The Pete Martin Trio. He has recorded with many Northwest artists such as the Skyline Drifters, fiddler Gary Lee Moore, and Harley and Shera Bray.
Bassist Greg Glassman
has been playing guitar and bass professionally for the last 30 years. Equally at home musically in styles ranging from folk to jazz, Greg has performed throughout the Northwest, from clubs to cruise ships to concert halls. He has recorded for radio, television and numerous album projects, and has worked with numerous Northwest artists, from Like Minds (co-led with fellow jazz guitarist Ron Peters), to numerous Puget Sound jazz musicians. Greg has taught guitar and bass for the last 25 years, has taught for Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and is an adjunct instructor at Cascadia and Bellevue Community Colleges.