is a professional bass player, pianist, producer, and music teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently he is the bassist for the Mic Gillette Band (Tower of Power). Clinton has been playing jazz, funk, and blues for the past 25 years. His first teachers were Marc Van Wageningen (Pete Escovido, Cornelius Bumpus) and Paul Jackson (Herbie Hancock). Clinton began studying music at Columbia College (Sonora, California) in 1982 under Dr. Rod Harris. He finished his studies at San Jose State University in California receiving a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1987 and a Masters degree in 1990. As an accompanist/arranger for the Columbia College music program, he has worked with the likes of Bobbie McFerrin, Carl Anderson, Cornelius Bumpus, Claire Fischer, Don Shelton, Grant Geissman, Richie Cole, and Marvin McFadden. Clinton is a music instructor at Berkeley City College, where he teaches Jazz, Blues and American Popular Music, and at Contra Costa College, where he teaches Jazz and Piano.
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is a classical and jazz conductor/director and vocalist, serving as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Saint Mary’s College (Moraga, CA), and previously as Director of Worship and Music at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (Lafayette, CA). At SMC, she directs the Chamber Singers and Glee Club, recipients of “Silver” and “Gold” diplomas (winner, pop category) at the 2011 Reno Interkultur International Choral Festival, and a "Silver" medal (Pop category/Champion’s Competition) at the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati. Both the Chamber Singers and the Glee Club won Gold Metals at the 2014 World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia. At LOPC, she directed four choirs (including the Chamber Singers, which received the national honor of being selected to perform at the 2009 ACDA National Convention), conducted major choral-orchestral works, and led worship as pianist/vocalist. Her professional focus is to integrate the mutually informative performance practices of classical early music and jazz/contemporary choral genres in the classroom, in concert, in worship contexts, and as a guest conductor/clinician/adjudicator. She has served as the Repertoire & Standards Chair for Music and Worship (California ACDA), and holds degrees from San José State University (Bachelors-Voice), The Eastman School of Music (Masters-Conducting) and the University of Oklahoma (Doctorate-Choral Conducting). Principal teachers include Perla Warren, Charlene Archibeque, Samuel Adler, Donald Neuen, and Dennis Shrock.
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studied classical and jazz under Perla Waren at American River College (Sacramento, CA) and jazz under Roger Letson at DeAnza College (Cupertino, CA). He has performed with jazz groups at the North Sea Jazz Festival (Den Haag, Netherlands) and at the Montreau and Ozone Jazz Festivals (Switzerland). He won the "Kawai Award (First Place) for Vocal Jazz Solo" and a "Special Award for Jazz Improvisation Duet" at the Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival (Berkeley, CA). Paul was a member of a group that won "First Place-Chamber Competition" and "First Place Overall-Choir of the World" at the Llangollen Eisteddfod (Wales, Great Britain), and he was a member of the Canterbury Choral Society, the Oklahoma City symphonic chorus (Oklahoma). Aside from Moodswing, Paul sings in Without Measure, a sextet that performs Renaissance and Jazz music. Most recently, Paul joined the big band Lady K and the Kings of Swing as a vocalist. He holds a Doctorate in Communication from Penn State University, is a Consultant at The Mosaic Company, and is a voice actor in the San Francisco area.
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is a student actress and singer currently pursuing a degree in Theatre at Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, CA). A graduate of Miramonte High School in Orinda, CA, she won the Best Actress and the Outstanding Vocalist awards during her senior year. She was a four time finalist at the Orinda Idol competition. Currently, Lindsay sings in the Chamber Singers and in the Glee Club at Saint Mary's College (Moraga, CA), and she was a member of both groups when they received Gold Metals at the 2014 World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia. She studied at the Young Rep program at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek for three years.