Meet the Band
Brian Olendorf (piano)
Brian boasts a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Music in
Composition, and performed post-graduate work in computer music at Stanford
University. He composed and had performed a ballet at the age of 18, and has
been playing professionally for over 30 years in many musical styles and
situations, including jazz, classical, shows and rock settings. He's worked
with the likes of Urbie Green, John Hendricks, Billy Barty, Steve Miller,
Michael Murphy, Bob Hope, Jim Stafford, Pat Boone, and Tennessee Ernie Ford.
When Brian isn't playing music, he's listening great works by, Bartok,
Boulez, Ellington, and Herbie Hancock.
Philip Demaree (bass)
Phil's been playing bass for over 25 years. A native
of Boulder, Co, he attended the University of Northern Colorado under Gene
Aitken. After several years touring the US and Canada and appearing with such
artists as Ray Charles, The Mills Brothers, Dianne Schuur, Joe Williams, and
John Gary, he currently resides in Unincorporated Snohomish County with his
lovely wife, Kathleen. He appears regularly in the Seattle area with Roadside
Attraction, an 18-piece big band, and vocal trio Trish, Hans and Phil. He can
also be found at Demarama.
Chris Monroe (drums)
Chris has performed with a wide variety of
artists, including Lily Tomlin, Marvin Hamlisch, Dionne Warwick, the Bolshoi
Ballet, the American Ballet Theater, Little Anthony, the Drifters and the 5th
Dimension. He has performed with the national tours of City of Angels,
Victor/Victoria, Titanic, Ragtime and Saturday Night Fever. He toured the mid
and northwest with the New York touring production of Porgy and Bess and
performed on Broadway with Do Jump Extremely Physical Theater. A veteran of
many local jazz groups and theater shows, Chris can be heard on numerous TV and
radio commercials, and the film soundtracks of the Newton Boys, Dennis the
Menace strikes again and Barney's Big Adventure.