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Drew Loeffler (ASCAP) - Trumpet, Arranger/Composer, Clinician - Equally at home performing jazz and classical, Drew released a solo project in 2000, Festive Music for Trumpet and Organ. On this CD, he wrote all the arrangements and recorded, mixed, and mastered the final product.
He performs throughout South Carolina and surrounding states with many different groups as a free-lance player, section player and soloist. These bands include the Columbia Jazz Orchestra, the Jimmy Farr Big Band, the O'Kaysions, Second Nature, Swing Set, and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Drew also fronts his own jazz band, DLG, and brass quintet, Carolina Brass Ensemble, when time permits. Additional artists that Drew has been fortunate to be on stage include Phil Smith, Wycliff Gordon, Ron Westray, Bryson Borgstedt, Allen Vizzutti, Bert Ligon, and Fred Wesley
Drew was the principal trumpet player with the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he performed with the Lake Murray Chamber Orchestra as the principal trumpet, soloist and arranger.
As a band leader, Drew has taken over the position of musical director of the Capital City Big Band after Roger Pemberton stepped down to pursue other performing interests. The CCBB performs throughout South Carolina doing both community service projects and in professional venues. With this band, Drew is one of 3 composer/arrangers in the organization.
Drew is an active private trumpet teacher, composer, arranger and clinician in South Carolina and Georgia.
Teachers Drew has studied under include, Scott Schesta, Dave Detwiler, Dennis Edelbrock, Kim Dunnick and Herb Mueller. He completed a Master's Degree at the University of South Carolina where he was a student of Dr. Keith Amstutz and Bert Ligon. Before relocating to Anchorage, Alaska, Drew was the Director of Music at Cardinal Newman School (high and middle schools) where he taught instrumental music, vocal choirs, guitar, theory, jazz history, and music appreciation. He also started the elementary instrumental music program at St. Joseph Elementary School. Drew's love of teaching has also afforded him the opportunity to be an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina, Claflin University, and Benedict College.
You may contact Drew at Eastshore Music with questions regarding performance, teaching, and clinics. Please reference Drew in the subject or body of your email.
Tom Landrum (ASCAP) - Guitar, Arranger/Composer - Tom started in music many years ago in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has studied composition with Bill Holman at the Eastman School of Music. While his first love is R&B, his vast musical knowledge enables him to be at home in any genre and style that he is called upon to play or write. You may contact Tom at Eastshore Music. Please reference Tom in the subject or body of your email.
Carolina Brass Ensemble- Brass Quintet - The CBE is an instrumental ensemble consisting of two trumpets, french horn, trombone, and tuba. The music they perform spans many centuries and styles from Bach to Basie to gregorian chant to transcriptions of full orchestra pieces. They have performed throughout South Carolina including Piccolo Spoletto and the Newberry Opera House. .
Sweet Heat - Rhythm/Blues, Rock, Jazz, Swing - The description says it all. This band can play anything - Tower of Power, Basie, BS&T, Swing, Fusion, Funk, etc... With the top players in the region, Sweet Heat always gives a memorable performance.