Howie Smith, John Von Ohlen, Ray Sasaki, Morgan Powell

Howie Smith, John Von Ohlen, Ray Sasaki, Morgan Powell

Old Friends in Low Places: On the Front Line with Jazz Sextet: The Champaign Connection– Starr Review

Ray Sasaki, trumpet, Austin

Howie Smith, saxophones, Cleveland

Morgan Powell, trombone, Champaign

Chip Stephens, piano, Pesotum

bassists:

Kelly Sill, Evanston

Larry Grey, Chicago

Dan Anderson, Batavia

drummers:

Joel Spencer, drums, Wilmette

John Von Ohlen, “The Barron”, drums, Cincinnati

Steve Houghton, drums, Bloomington, IN

Howie Smith, Kelly Sill, Morgan Powell, Joel Spencer

Howie Smith, Kelly Sill, Morgan Powell, Joel Spencer

JSCC, a reincarnation of JQ, is a group of friends with University of Illinois C/U connections from the John Garvey days of the 1960’s and forward. We have been performing since the 1990’s.

Other musicians who have performed with JSCC are: bassists: Marlene Rosenberg, Dan Anderson,  Larry Gray and drummers, Jay Sawyer and Jon Von Ohlen – The Barron.