Andrew Selzer (he/him) began swing dancing at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Swing Dance Club. A native of Southern California, Andrew had a unique swing dance upbringing, learning and dancing on both coasts of the United States. At Penn State in the central Pennsylvania area he had the opportunity to teach, DJ, and organize workshops for several years until his college graduation.
Pianist and composer Mina Cho was on track for a dazzling classical career when she first encountered jazz and gospel music as a university student in her native Seoul. Private study of her new passion for jazz led her to the Berklee College of Music, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2009 with a degree in Film Scoring and Jazz Composition, receiving many awards as both a composer and pianist. While at Berklee, her musical palette expanded to include South American, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian styles under the mentorship of Venezuelan pianist/composer Leo Blanco.
Amy Kucharik [/kuh-CHAR-ick/] is a singer-songwriter, ukulele instructor, and visual artist based in Somerville, MA. Amy performs as a one-woman band with ukulele, tenor guitar, foot percussion, mouth trumpet and harmonica, or with bands featuring top New England musicians.
For porchfest: A limited selection of mostly old jazz standards on tenor sax with piano.
Piano trio (piano, bass, drums) playing jazz standards and originals in cool/ECM style.
The Rudin Rhythm Method
Rob Rudin (percussion) has performed and recorded music ranging from Americana to Zydeco. Rob plays many instruments, including drum kit, bodhrán, rhythm bones, spoons and doumbek. He is a member of the percussive organizations Washboards International and The Rhythm Bones Society.