Our Godfather, our mentor and our friend, Loris Holland’s rich
training and experiences as a Grammy/Emmy Award winning
performer / producer / composer / arranger /
conductor, Loris has developed a clientele including:
Mariah Carey – Whitney Houston – Aretha Franklin – Al Green – Vanessa Bell Armstrong – Billy Ocean – The Winans – Pattie LaBelle – Lauryn Hill – Carlos Santana – Mary J. Blige – Marcus Miller – Randy Jackson – ABC’s All My Children -The Duke Ellington Orchestra – Celene Dion and a host of others.
Loris has also written music for over 500 advertisements. In
addition he wrote for the Woody Allen movie, Everyone Says
I Love You; wrote underscore for the Desmond Hall movie,
A Day in Black and White and for the movies Rude Buay and
For a list of Loris’ credits see:
Being raised in New York allowed Evens Colas to absorb many
different musical influences. There he played with many of the
hottest young musicians, singers and legends of his era. He has
been playing guitar for 32 years and has played in over 30
EV has been a recording and live engineer for over 15 years. His
musical style is a mixture of every style that he has played. He
can move from any one style to another instantly and seamlessly.
EV has worked as a live or recording session guitarist for:
Chaka Khan (R&B) – The Drifters (Classic R&B) – Luther Vandross (R&B) – Marcia Griffith (Reggae) – Judy Mowatt (Reggae) – Rita Marley (Reggae) – The Marley Band (Reggae) -Yellowman (Reggae) – Zenglen (Kompa) – Freddy Jackson (R&B) – Dennis Brown (Reggae) – Beres Hammond (Reggae) – John Holt (Reggae) -Warren Zevon (Rock) and many others.
Based in Florida, Jay Yerkes has been a keyboardist for over 40
years, playing with and opening for artists like Bruce Johnston of
the Beach Boys, The Rascals, Gary US Bonds, and Johnny
Thunder. Growing up in New Jersey, he played in many bands in
the Philadelphia/Jersey Shore area, and he’s also led several of
his own groups that highlight his soulful roots. As a composer,
Jay brings us music ranging from gutsy Blues to Dramatic cues, and his credits include Harpo Entertainment, Dr Oz, Oprah
Specials, E! Real Housewives, Bravo, Keeping Up with the
Kardashians, and much more.
Jay Yerkes studied music composition under William Hamanay
for two years in the mid 70’s, and he’s played for impersonators
such as Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Richie Valens, Roy Orbison,
Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis.
Paul Santa Maria
Paul Santa Maria has been performing, composing and singing
as a professional musician since age 12. His first public
performance was for the junior class at the State University of
New York at Buffalo for the installation of the newly-elected class
President. Since that time, he has performed in literally
thousands of bands, shows, etc.
Paul is a multi-EMMY award winner for his children’s music
composition used by WPBT Miami, Florida. Paul has
performed/recorded with or had his original compositions
performed by such legends as:
Larry Coryell – Jeff Berlin – Wayne Shorter – Nestor Torres and many, many more.
Paul is presently a free-lance guitarist and bassist for many
bands as well as Larry Coryell. In addition, he teaches music
theory, guitar and bass guitar. But his true forte is as a lead
guitarist. He he is known as a creative, jazz-fusion type of player
Paul has 25 CD’s of original material spanning his commercial
work. His CD, Film & TV Scores, covers only a small sampling of
his credits with such names as WPBT Channel 2 in Miami, RC
Cola, and Times/Mirror publications.
Joe Trump is a veteran of NYC’s studio and live music scene.
Classically trained, the son of two opera singers, he began
playing the drums at the age of six, then later also studied piano,
violin and voice. Immediately after majoring in music at SUNY
Albany, he worked as an assistant engineer for two and a half
years at Planet Sound Recording Studios, NYC.
Joe has been a professional drummer/percussionist for 29 years,
writing, recording and producing for 20 of those years, and
specifically for film and video for 9 years. Commercial and
industrial clients include Nike, Inc, and Weiden & Kennedy
Carlos Alomar/Robin Clark Project (r&b/funk);
Elliott Sharp’s Carbon (avante garde industrial),
Boodlers (improv psychic acid jazz) and Terraplane (straight-up blues);
Martin Atkin’s Pigface (art-punk industrial) and Brian Brain (punk-funk);
Susan McKeown’s Chanting House (folky- funky crossover celtic);
King White Acid (heavy groove space-rock);
Hitting Birth (heavier neo-tribal industrial);
Galactic Federation (super groovy live trip-hop/acid jazz);
Gawk (heavy modern art-rock),
and many, many others too numerous to mention
Joe has toured and recorded extensively throughout the U.S.,
Europe, and Japan.
Yasmin Brook – Mizimo
Yasmin is a UK-based Singer/Songwriter. She has composed musicfor film and TV for over a decade. Her music has now appeared on hit shows such as, I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here!, for the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, and a variety of channels and media broadcasters worldwide including BBC, ITV, Sky, Redbull, ABC, Rubberductions and the Discovery Channel, just to name a few.