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Minna

Minna, A Good Thing

Tony Markellis is a bassist, songwriter and record producer with a career that spans nearly forty years. He plays mirage of genres such as blues, folk, jazz, rock, reggae and country music. Markellis has worked side by side with Trey Anastasio, Paul Butterfield, The Mamas & the Papas, Johnny Shines, David Bromberg, David Amram, Paul Siebel, Rosalie Sorrels, Eric Von Schmidt, Ellen McIlwaine, Mary McCaslin, Railbird and Jo Henley. Markellis was the first member of the first solo band of Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, forming the rhythm section with drummer Russ Lawton. Including his work with Anastasio, Markellis has appeared on over one hundred albums. Currently, Markellis works with Kilimanjaro, the jazz fusion group he founded, acoustic blues power trios No Outlet and Street Corner Holler, vocal trio The Burns Sisters and singer/songwriters Michael Jerling and Bob Warren. In addition, he continues to tour with the Trey Anastasio Band.


Bob Warren is a producer and singer-songwriter of many styles of music. His songs have been recorded by blues guitarist and singer Joan Crane, pop singer Mallory O'Donnell, and most recently reggae/R&B singer Minna. He has received funding from The New York State Council on the Arts to write music for dance/dramatic presentations, and has written many songs for radio spots.


Ray Paczkowski is a keyboardist extraordinaire and a part of the Jazz trio Vorcza. Although he’s worked with such bands as Viperhouse, The Octet, The Dectet, Dave Matthews & friends, and Volt Parade, he’s best known for playing in various bands with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio.



Danny Whelchel is a drummer that has performed with a variety of musicians including Charles Neville, John Mengon, Teri Roiger, Tessa Souter, Evita Cobo, Ray Alexander, Adrian Cohen, Soul Session, Carl Landa, Amy Abdou, Jeff Gonzales, Nicole Peyrafitte, Bob Warren, Michael Jerling, Jocamo, Pangaea, Out Of Control, and the Refrigerators.


Bill Holloman is an accomplished American jazz and blues tenor saxophonist and trumpet player. Holloman’s work with bands include Nile Rodgers (Chic), Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, and Danny Gatton. Holloman has performed numerous times at the Montreal Jazz Festival and has recorded or performed with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Slash, Elton John, Steven Tyler, Simon Le Bon, Patti Labelle, Diana Ross and Les Paul. In addition, he’s recorded with some top shows on American television networks including HBO, CBS and ESPN, notably Nascar. He shares an Emmy Award for the HBO Sports documentary "Legendary Nights".


Denver Smith is one of the most in demand percussionists in the Jamaican scene. Smith is a musician that incorporates reggae, jazz, pop, R&B, and various other musical styles into a unique synthesis. He has worked with artists of all genres including performances on shows and albums with Dwight Richards, Kathy Brown, Etana, Tarrus Riley, Prodigal Son, Carlene Davis, Dean Fraser, and the entire line-up for the charity show put on by Shaggy and Friends. Denver Smith has toured internationally with artists such as Luciano and Jimmy Cliff, and performed on albums for Grammy winners Stephen and Damian „Junior Gong‟ Marley.


Courick Clarke is one of the brightest young keyboardists and producers in Jamaica.