February 25 Tracy Kash & The Wind Song Quintet
About the performers:
Tracy Kash, Flute - Tracy Kash received her Bachelor of Music from Univ. of North Texas and Master of Music from Boston Conservatory. In addition to serving as flautist for WindSong, she is an award-winning vocalist, composer/songwriter, pianist, and arranger. Other projects include writing/performing with the Nighthawks Jazz Orchestra and Pebble Creek Chamber Orchestra as well as solo projects. In 2009, she received a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist and and her 2010 CD release comprised of her original material, Sound Truth was selected by the Detroit MetroTimes as one of the top 10 of 2010. Tracy is currently co-writing a musical, Crime and Sweets, with award-winning Detroit poet, Diane DeCillis.
Kim Pollack, Oboe - Kim Pollack holds a bachelor of music from Wayne State University where she studied oboe performance with Brian Ventura of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She currently performs with Spectrum Orchestra, Birmingham Concert band and several other organizations throughout Metro-Detroit.
Don Marriott, Clarinet - Inspired by his late, older brother Phil, Don started on clarinet and saxophone in the early 60’s in high school, and has carried on the tradition with his children and grandchildren. Don has performed with military bands, Midland Symphony
Orchestra, Chemical City Band, Warren Community Band, Life Sciences Orchestra and others. He is currently performing with the Royal Oak Concert Band, Lapeer Symphony and in his third season with the Orchard Lake Philharmonic on bass and soprano clarinet.
Dave Dodge, French Horn - Dave is a software engineer by day and an avid horn player by night. Dave re-started his horn playing in late 2011 after a 'brief' 22 year hiatus. He also plays in Farmington Community Band, is principle horn in Orchard Lake Philharmonic, and plays in several small ensembles such as Horns of the Hills, Pebble Creek Chamber Orchestra and PCCO Brass. He lives in Wixom with his wife Lisa.
Mark Berger, Bassoon - Mark is one of the first call woodwind specialists in the area. In addition to the bassoon he plays the clarinet, flutes and saxophone, playing professionally in the Detroit area for over 30 years, performing frequently as a member of The Fox Theater Orchestra, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and can be seen frequently in the orchestras at DTE, Meadowbrook, and Fisher Theaters. He has performed with some of the most respected names in the music industry including: Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Cab Calloway, Doc Severinson, Deep Purple, Boz Scaggs and Lynard Skynard. Recording credits include The Four Tops, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Neil McCoy, R. Kelly and The Crystal Method.