Adam Compeau

Trumpet - Vocals

Writer/Arranger of Various Styles of Music.  Trumpeter/Vocalist who also dabbles with the Drums, Keyboard and light Guitar.

Playing and singing Jazz and Jazz/Rock as well as Leading Worship are some of my passions.  I started out as a Classical trumpeter in the Detroit area and was made Principle trumpet of the Detroit Concert band right out of High School. Performing with a Beatles Cover Band, Horn Band, Jazz bands and Variety Bands in the Phoenix area have kept me musically inspired over the years.

The Postmodern Hard Bop Crusaders and Taken by the Horns bands are my two current bands that I am really passionate about!  Playing trumpet with the one and singing and playing drums with the other.

Mark Witt


Trombonist Mark Witt studied at the University of North Texas then joined the Army in 1980. He was a soloist with the 76th Army Band until 1984, then secured a position as the second trombone player for the Stockton Symphony in 1985. After moving to Chicago in 1987, Mark played with many notable latin and jazz musicians, then on cruise ships for several years until he moved to the Phoenix area in the early ‘90s. He was a founding member of the Swingtips, a local group that recorded and toured extensively. He graduated from ASU in 1998 with a degree in music education. He currently works days as the band director for Granada East School in West Phoenix. Besides teaching, he keeps a busy schedule as musician playing a wide variety of music with many different bands and artists from stage to church and theater work. He has played with Ray Charles, Shirly Jones, Sherry Lewis, Mary Jones, Dick Clark, Jay Leno, Wayne Newton, Bill Watrous, Monte Procopio, CC Ryder Express, Power Drive, City Lights, and many others and currently with Carmela Ramirez y Más and the Superstition Jazz Orchestra. He also writes and arranges, some of which can be heard on Ghost Note Recording and Fervor Records.

Rob Wren

Bass Guitar

Rob Wren started his music career growing up in So Cal, majoring in Trombone Performance at Cal State University Northridge, where he played lead and jazz trombone in the nationally acclaimed Jazz “A” band. After leaving CSUN, Rob embarked on a professional career that allowed him to share the stage and studio with many notable musicians, from legends such as Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, and Buddy Greco, to jazz greats Pete Christlieb, Wayne Bergeron, and Bill Cunliffe. 

In the 1990’s, Rob became Director of Multimedia Development for the leading music education publisher Alfred Music, for whom he developed a myriad of critically-acclaimed, best-selling CD-ROMs, DVDs, and other computer-based products.

Leaving Alfred in 2012, Rob shifted his focus back to performing and can be heard playing electric bass with numerous groups throughout Arizona. He is also currently Director of Music and Arts at Cross of Christ Church in Anthem, AZ.

Chris Sabbarese


Originally from Brooklyn, NY, guitarist Chris Sabbarese studied privately with acclaimed jazz guitarist Bill Frisell before moving to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music as a jazz composition major from 1989 - 91. Gigs in NYC included a performance with legendary trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Chris was a full time musician working with a number of bands in the Boston/New England area prior to relocating to Arizona in 2009. Gigs in Arizona include performances with The Miracles, The Drifters, Jeff Kashiwa and Jeanette Harris. Chris performs regularly in the Phoenix area with a variety of bands spanning genres from Blues to Jazz to R&B.

Cleve Huff


Has played 60 yrs. and played in all types of bands in all styles as well as a first call show player, He’s also played in Las Vegas, Reno and Playboy Clubs in Chicago, Los Angeles and New Jersey.

Cleve has played with such names as Roger Williams, Maureen McGovern, the Lawrence Welk troupe, Bob Hope, George Burns, Jerry Vale, Al Martino, Carol Channing, Joan Rivers, Sherry Lewis, Sadler and Young, Blackstone the Magician, Eddie Fisher, Shirley Jones, Guy Lombardo Band - Director: Al Pierson, the Diamonds, the Chordettes, Leslie Gore, Debra Gibson, Marlene Ricci, Penny France and Linda Lobo (Las Vegas), Terry Richards (from Chase band), Denise Clemente (2 nights of shows in Arizona), Little Anthony, Chuck Berry, The Drifters, Martha Reeves (from the Vandellas), Don Rickles, Frankie Laine, Marvin Hamlisch, Rodney Dangerfield, Danny Gans, Perry Como, Dom DeLuise, 42nd St (their travelling show in Phoenix at Symphony Hall and many more not listed.  Cleve played show venues  in both Phoenix and Tucson Arizona as well as travelling.

Cleave Huff - Continued


 Cleve has played with groups such as The Harry James Tribute Band, Guy Lombardo Royal Canadian Band, Les Brown Tribute Band, Mike Vax at the Prescott Jazz Summit, Carl Saunders, Kim Richmond, Bill Watrous, Mike Crotty, Jack Peterson,  Reggie Thomas, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Dorsey Tribute Band, Pete Christlieb (Tall and Small), Sonny Stitt, Wild Bill Davidson, Art Van Damme, Scott Whitfield, Ginger Berglund, Steve Hufsteder, the Phoenix Pops Orchestra with Doc Severinsen, Brian Bromberg, Keith Greko. the Prescott Jazz Summit, Locally, the CleveTet with Mike Collins, Elliot Ventimiglia, Vince Thiefain and Dwight Killian, Ben Hedquist, Selwyn Reams, Ted Sistrunk, Ionnis Goudelis, Nick Manson, Joel DeBartolo, Rick DellaRatta, Matt Jackson, Jessie Mcguire, John Eth, Russ Capri, Fred Forney, Rick Palalay, Prince Shell, Dave Ihlenfeld, Dave Henning, Ted Goddard, Stan Sorenson, Frank Smith, Denny Monce, Auggie Mendoza, Dennis Rowland, Armand Boatman, Judy Roberts and Greg Fishman, Adam Roberts, Joel Robin (with Delphine), Kerr Shows with the Jazz Divas to name a few.

Still continues to perform and teach currently in the valley.