- 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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Katie Turley, Vocals

Katie Turley is a captivating live performer whose pop vocals and belt are both bold and powerful.  Hailing from California, this Bay Area girl has been singing for as long as she can remember and has always had the passion and drive to pursue a career in music.  

Having recently been on national television, you might recognize Katie from NBC’s The Sing-Off, where her lead vocals propelled her group, Urban Method to the finals and earned her accolades by Shawn Stockman as the season’s “break-through performer.”  While on the show she got the chance to work with acclaimed artists such as Sara Bareilles and Flo Rida and shortly after, sang back up for Josh Groban at Red Rocks in CO.

Katie just graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and is so excited to be a part of The Moses Jones Band!

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Emma Walligford, Vocals

Emma is known as a performer who belts to the back of the room, with her unique voice you're bound to recognize who's singing. Not to mention her signature voluminous 80's hairdo! Emma is a student at the University of Colorado Denver pursuing a dual emphasis in vocal performance and music business.
Since her college career she has had numerous opportunities through her singing career. Being a writer as well, her original song with her old band was played in Costco listening stations nationwide. As well as this, she has competed and reigned champions with Denver's Elite A Cappella group, MIX all over the country. One competition she was awarded for "Best Lead". MIX also got the chance to travel to London to share the stage with Grammy winning vocal group, The Swingle Singers.
Emma is so happy to be apart of the MJB family, and to share the stage with  such talented musicians is truly a treat!

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!"

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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

Max Manoles, Tenor Sax

Hailing from the small town of Orono, Minnesota, Max Manoles began playing piano at the age of 7 and moved on to start playing saxophone at 10.  In 2008 he came to Denver to study Jazz and Commercial Music Performance at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music where he had the opportunity to study under the tutelage of Art Bouton.  Since moving to Colorado Max has passionately performed with various different groups including Robby Schechter and the Motion Detectors, Sleeptalk, The Tickle Mafia, The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra,  The Justin Peterson Septet, and Scratch.

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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