- Meet the Band! -

 Ladies & Gentlemen

The Moses Jones Band has an amazing sound that will make your next event truly memorable! So if you're looking for a dance band that will deliver a sensational and entertaining experience, check us out!!! Moses Jones Band!!
We have performed all over Colorado and beyond including: Denver, Vail, Steamboat, Aspen, Beaver Creek, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Crested Butte, Hollywood, FL, Big SKy, MT and more!

Phil Anderson, Vocals

Phil was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and has resided in Denver for the past 15 years. He has been singing since the age of 8 in various groups and choirs in addition to being a solo artist. He has recently performed with the Atomic Brass Project and as Dr. Pheel Good (solo project). Phil has been a feature on channel 2 the deuce and Gimmie the Mic in Denver and been seen on American Idol

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Isabel Zuniga, Vocals

Isabel Zuniga:  Belle has been singing in local cover bands for over 15 years. First with a garage group, then branching out to “Never Surrender”. She spent 3 years with Never Surrender where she was the lead singer as well as back up vocalist. She went on to sing with Nubia, Sacred Ground, Eleven58, Vivid Black and Souls Squared. She has performed many genres of music including, Rock and Roll, R&B, & Acoustic.

One of her lifetime highlights was when she sang the National Anthem at a Colorado Rockies game on June 10, 2007.  She has also written and recorded an original song with Kenny Passarelli who also played bass and sang back ups on the track.

Come to a show and watch her perform and enjoy the powerful voice that comes out of this little gal.  You won't regret it.

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Sophia Ibarra, Vocals

 Sophia Ibarra is a native to Denver, CO and has been singing ever since she could remember. Her influences include Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Rhianna and many more. Her early years were spent singing in her school choirs, and upon entering high school she quickly took to musicals. Refining her skills not only in singing but in modeling and acting as well, she took to the stage year after year in various musicals, captivating audience with unparalleled voice and beauty to match. She has been trained in many vocal style, which include, R&B, Opera and classical. Sophia also continues to add her ever growing list of talents studying modern ballet and hip hop dance. She is now a part of the MJB bringing a fresh sound to an already amazing band!!!

 

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Gary Mandarino, Bass, Vocals

Gary started playing in 1976 and has played in some of the top Pittsburgh area rock bands including Network with Jim Frasier from Wild Cherry, Thick as Thieves, Blacksmith, and the City Rhythm Band.  He relocated to Colorado in 2005 and now is a dedicated member of Moses Jones!
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Tom Welch, Guitar, Vocals

My love for guitar came with the first strum on a pawn shop guitar. After 35 years of playing parks, street corners, sideshows, and icehouses, I've found my calling, being the sole guitarist in a 3 ring circus. Simmered and seasoned to perfection, with the feel and texture of "chicken gravy",  I proudly cook up rhythm and lead for the Moses Jones Band.
"Ya'll come and get ya some!"

Tom
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Mike Reynolds, Keyboards

Mike started playing the piano at age 4, studying classical music through high school. He also played tri-toms and saxophone in the marching and concert band, played piano in jazz band, sang in several choirs, and was the rehearsal and show pianist for the school musicals. He spent his first year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an accompanist with the Scarlet & Cream Singers. Reynolds spent 13 years away from music soon thereafter to build his professional career (i.e. “day job”).  In 1998 his musical journey was revived by playing with Room105, Exit157 and Rhythm Fire - classic rock and funk bands in Phoenix. He is now an integral part of the Moses Jones Band. His sound and unique talents help define who we are as a band. Reynolds uses an Open Labs Neko for all his sounds on stage.

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Hailing from Long Island, NY, saxophonist and composer James Barry has been active in the music scene since 2000. James has toured extensively throughout the United States and the globe, having shared the stage with artists: Kurt Elling, Kirk Whalum, Delfeayo Marsalis, Irvin Mayfield, Byron Stripling, Gerald Clayton, Marcus Gilmore, Trombone Shorty, Bonerama, Jim Snidero, Jamil Sharif, Matt Wilson, Dave Koz, among many others. Prior to moving to Denver in 2011, James performed in orchestras aboard Celebrity and Royal Caribbean ships in North America, Central America, South America, and Europe. From 2006 through 2010, James served in the United States Marine Corps. Sgt Barry was both staff arranger and saxophonist in the Marine Band of New Orleans. His compositions were performed across the United States and Mozambique, receiving national television exposure.

James has studied saxophone with Ralph Lalama, Steve Wilson, Dave Pietro, Javon Jackson, Gary Keller, Tyler Keubler, and most recently Art Bouton. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance from Purchase College and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Jazz Composition at the University of Denver.

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Scott Clements, Trombone

Scott began studying the piano at age 9 and picked up the guitar and trombone by age 12.  Born in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, he recently moved to Denver to pursue a Masters degree from the jazz and commercial music program at the University of Denver.  Scott’s playing experience includes classical and contemporary symphonic music, rock, and multiple styles of jazz and fusion.  Scott recently founded Triaxial Studios, a private teaching studio offering lessons on trombone, keyboard, and bass/guitar in a range of styles. You can reach Scott attriaxialstudios@gmail.com 

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Jon DeTroy, Trumpet

Jon studied Classical Music and Psychology at the University of Massachusetts and Syracuse University. He currently works as an I.T. Professional for Sprint. He grew up on the East Coast (CT, NY). Jon has been playing in local groups including the Rocky Mountain Brass Works, Parker Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Wind Ensemble, Denver Concert Band and the VPA Medical Musical Orchestra over the last 10 years.
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Zack Brown, Drums

Zack Brown is from the great city of Rochester, NY, and moved to Denver in 2012 to attend medical school. He has been playing drums his entire life, and was self-taught until high school. He has studied with Dave Mancini, Jeff Welch, Steve Curry, and at the Eastman School of Music with Chris Teal and Aaron Staebell. His musical endeavors have spanned the spectrum, from jazz to funk, hip hop, dubstep, metal, rock, and New Orleans rock. He loves the pocket and his goal is to bring the love of old Motown, R&B, and funk to audiences everywhere. "The pocket's where it's at, and we don't wanna go nowhere else."

S.O.S
Peach Preserves (Peach Preserves)
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Lawrence Sims, Percussion, Vocals

Lawrence has been playing percussion in the Colorado area for 25+ years. He is self taught with direct mentoring from Alex Acuna, Jose' Rossi and David 'Lamole' Ortez, other major influences - Giovanni Hidalgo, Paulinho De Costa, Raul Rekow, Luis Conte,’ and Ralph Mc Donald. He has been involved in a variety of bands, live shows and recording projects. Currently playing with The Moses Jones Band. Lawrence has performed with cast members from "The Lion King", Frankie Gaye, Dry Ice, Broken Chains, Bobby Wells, Bobby Wells & Friends, 2nd 2 none, Jamella & Jamella's World, Andulus, Chase -N- The Dream, Sweh and numerous church bands and on studio recordings.  

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Erik Sowers, Sound Engineer