Rick Adams studied guitar with John Kay, of Bill Haley and the Comets and JK Rockets, and Dean Mason. Performance experience with several area rock and roll, and jazz bands.” Composer and arranger of the majority of music for “Pearl Street”. He teaches guitar at Bender School of Music in Elkton, Maryland and Music & Arts in Wilmington, Delaware. Rick assists in leading worship at his church and plays guitar and drums on the team. Rick also designs custom tabletop bells and free standing bells using scrap metal and old compressed gas cylinders. (firstname.lastname@example.org if interested)
Deborah Adams graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Music Education, piano concentration, in 1979. She studied classical piano with Annette Lockhart, Alexander Fiorillo and Marian Filar, and jazz piano under John Southard, a well-known performer and teacher, locally and nationally. Debbie has been teaching piano, voice and flute since 1979, formerly teaching at Wilmington Piano Company and is currently teaching at Bender School of Music in Elkton, Maryland and Accent Music School in Newark, Delaware. She is a member of the MTNA and the DSMTA (professional organizations) since 1985. She is Worship Leader and Music Director at Heritage Presbyterian Church since 1989, directing choirs, leading worship, and organizing choral, dramatic, and special performances. She is accompanist at various high schools and teaching studios in the area. She also is a composer, arranger, and ESL instructor.In 2016 she was appointed Music Director at Bender School of Music and Arts in Elkton, MD.
Keyboard, Flute, Composer, Arranger
Jon is a third generation sax player, who grew up in a family where music played a large role. Playing the sax wasn't much of a decision when it came time to start playing, it always seemed natural. Jon gained gigging experience starting at the young age of twelve, and has played in groups ranging from big bands, traditional jazz, fusion bands, wedding bands, and blues bands. The sax is an extension of himself and facilitates the purest expression of thought and feeling.
Bill started on the drums at age 13 and studied with some local gigging drummers in his hometown of Paulsboro, NJ. He was a member of the Paulsboro High School Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band from 1969 -1973. His experience with jazz standards is rooted in local bands he performed with during high school. Bill says, "My love affair with music was a on again, off again affair, more off than on."
After retiring from a 31 year career in Law Enforcement, Bill got back at the drums and started attending local jazz jams in Southern New Jersey, sitting in when he had the opportunity. In 2018 Bill studied under the direction and guidance of Professional Drummer Jackie Browne, Wilmington, DE., concentrating on music theory and technique. Currently his studies are mostly self guided under the direction of Stephen Taylor at stephensdrumshed.com Nashville, TN.
Bill has been a frequent Sub for house drummers at the Jazz Jam at Bogey's in Pitman, NJ, Geet's Lounge in Williamstown, NJ., and Il Portico Ristorante, Burlington, NJ.
When not performing with Pearl Street Bill can be found hanging with his wife Tammy at many of the jazz hot spots in southern Jersey and Delaware.
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