First Friday Jazz Combos
During the summer months V2 (located at Village Square Restaurant) will be featuring small combo jazz from 8-11 on each First Friday in Old Town Winchester.
Caleb Nei, Lydia Lewis, Kevin Johnson
Caleb Nei, Lydia Lewis, Ryan Ratliff
Caleb Nei, Adrien Re, Lydia Lewis, Daniel Zarcone
Caleb Nei, piano — is one of the house pianists at V2. When he’s not at V2, he can be found playing cocktail music somewhere in Northern Virginia or DC. He has a music degree from Huntington University, and has also studied at Shenandoah University. Additionally, he works for a church, a classical record label, and is a piano teacher in Berryville.
Lydia Lewis, percussion — is a graduate of Shenandoah University. She currently plays drums with her own groups and as a freelance drummer. She teaches privately and at the Catoctin School of Music in Leesbug, VA. Her CD, Cosmic Collisions, is available on Amazon and iTunes.
Kevin Johnson, bass — is the managing editor of notreble.com, the most popular website for bassists in the world. He studied Music Production and Recording Technology at Shenandoah University. He plays jazz throughout the Washington DC Metro area.
Adrien Ré, sax/piano — grew up playing jazz since his father was a jazz pianist. Adrien is a GRAMMY-nominated multi-instrumentalist who plays flute, clarinet, sax, oboe, guitar, and piano. His big band charts are published by Alfred/Belwin and FJH. He holds a doctorate in saxophone performance from Ball State University.
Daniel Zarcone, bass — has been playing bass professionally for over 35 years. Since moving to the Mid Atlantic in 2005, he has established himself as a successful piano/stringed instrument repair technician, and keeps an active performance schedule with a variety of groups in the region.
Ryan Ratliff, sax — has with his saxophone for several area bands including Morelle and a few bands of his own. He recently led a jazz series at the George Washington on Sunday nights. His degree is from Shenandoah University.