Brian Keeler, guitar
Brian has been playing guitar for many years, but in the last decade or so he has focused on swing music, especially on Django Reinhardt’s “manouche” style of guitar playing. He is the founder of Zingology and has seen it through several iterations while performing, recording and growing into its current incarnation. Brian has been inspired by participating in the annual Django in June music camp in Northampton, MA for several years. He plays regularly at some of the jazz jams around Ithaca and occasionally plays for art openings with friends in Scranton, PA and other locales. Brian has been a swing dancer for decades along with being involved in several dance troupes. He sometimes teaches a class in Lindy, Balboa, Salsa, Fox trot or West Coast Swing before a gig with Zingology. He is also an accomplished painter. His work can be seen keelernorthstarstudio.com.
Art Godin, guitar and vocals
Joanna Green, violin and vocals
Ted Caldwell, upright bass
Brian Earle, clarinet
Brian Earle began playing jazz professionally at 17. He holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MA from Ithaca College. In the 80’s he toured with Peggy Haine, including four appearances at the Sacramento Jazz Festival. He also performed at Carnegie Hall with the East Hill Classic Jazz Band, and in New Orleans with The Dukes of Dixieland. For 25 years he taught clarinet and sax privately while doing human service work for Tompkins County. More recently he has explored digital composition.
Greg Ezra, percussion
A drum set player since his teens, Greg Ezra plays jazz, blues, “swing manouche”, folk-rock, Middle Eastern, Klezmer, Celtic and Mevlevi (Sufi) music. He has performed with the Cornell Middle Eastern and Klezmer ensembles, the Klezmer Kings, Don Baragiano (Hejira), and the David Graybeard Band, and currently plays with Zingology, 79 West, Taksim, Blue Skies, and the Ravines.