Wednesday, March 22, 2023

1 - 1:50 PM




Andy Barrus - Steel Pan / Percussion / Vocals

Dr. Mike Bogle - Keys / Vocals

Dana Sudborough - Vibraphone

Buddy Mohmed - Bass

Efren Guzmàn - Drums




Free and open to the public

Steve Browne - Audio Engineering

Andy Barrus:

While studying percussion at the University of North Texas, Andy joined the inaugural steel band there. He quickly became fascinated by the Steel Pan and began pursuing opportunities to further his musical expression on the instrument. While at North Texas Andy directed the Steel Band and began composing and arranging music for various Steel drum ensembles. After graduating with his Masters in Percussion Performance, Andy continued exploring the sonic possibilities of the Pan through music education and performance.


Andy's performance experience is extensive and includes gigs with Andy Narell, Kelly McGuire, Mike Bogle and others. He co-founded several DFW groups including Tropical Jazz Project, Elephants Jerold, Art Gecko, and Caribbean Connection. He has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and with several professional organizations including the Utah Symphony, Dallas Wind Symphony, Richardson Symphony, Irving Symphony, Lake Lewisville Symphony, North Texas Oratorio Society, Dallas Theater Center, Theatre Three, and the Dallas Repertory Theater.

Dr. Mike Bogle:

A versatile and dynamic musician Mike Bogle was nominated for a GRAMMY® for his arrangement of Chick Corea's composition Got A Match? recorded by the University of North Texas (UNT) One O’Clock Lab Band.

Mike’s latest collaborations include work with jazz artist Paul Messina on the album

Blue Fire (2022) and a new full-length musical play with collaborator Dr. Jerry Cotton called Le Bourreau the Musical (2022).

Other recent releases include Rhapsody In Blue (2020) featuring the iconic George Gershwin piece plus one of Mike’s originals “Concerto For Pan, Mvmt II: Seascapes” and some favorites from Mozart and Bach.

Mike’s 2019 release, Let There Be Light, has been described as Chick Corea meets Pat Metheny, with deep influences from Jazz and Latin with a healthy dash of Funk.

An accomplished pianist/keyboardist, vocalist, composer, arranger and trombonist, Bogle’s performance/arranging credits include Irene Cara (musical director and arranger), Doc Severinsen, Bobby Caldwell, Jaco Pastorius, Burt Bacharach, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band, Latin American artists Willie Chirino, Lissette, Gustavo Rojas, and El Grupo Chequere (Tania Records).

Mike has released several CD’s under his own name: Other Life (1994), Eternal Family (2004 -- reaching #28 on the Jazz Week Jazz Chart based on airplay), Hipness Oasis (2012 - Mike Bogle Trio), Live at Stoney’s (2014 - Mike Bogle Trio), Dr, B! (2018

- Mike Bogle Trio), Let There Be Light (2019 - Dr. Mike Bogle), Rhapsody In Blue (2020 – Dr. Mike Bogle), Le Bourreau the Musical, Act I (2022 - Dr. Mike Bogle and Dr. Jerry Cotton), Le Bourreau the Musical Act II (2022 – Dr. Mike Bogle and Dr. Jerry Cotton)

Michael Bogle holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas in Music Performance, as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Jazz Studies. Dr. Bogle also attended the University of Miami where he studied Studio Music and Jazz. Currently Dr. Bogle teaches a wide assortment of courses (Jazz Piano, Synthesizer, Digital Music Production, Composition/Orchestration, MIDI and Recording Ensemble) at Dallas College, Cedar Valley Campus in Lancaster, TX while continuing to grow as an artist and maintaining a vibrant career as a jazz performer and composer. He was also 2X GRAMMY® Music Educator Award quarterfinalist.

Dana Sudborough:

 Dana Sudborough is a Greek-American musician, nature photographer, union organizer, and father. He is a leader of several bands, as well as a sought after session musician on vibes, percussion, and as an arranger/composer. He earned his Masters in Music Education from University of North Texas. His nature photography has been published for various conservation publications and is heralded as among the best in the Southwest U.S. 

Buddy Mohmed:

 Buddy Mohmed was born in East Chicago IN to Lebanese immigrants. He graduated from Sunset H.S. in Oak Cliff and attended music school at Dallas Community Colleges (including CVC) and UTA & UNT.

 Buddy has shared his talents as a bassist and guitarist with some of the great musicians  of our time, including: Cedar Walton; Billy Preston; David ‘Fathead’ Newman; Phyllis Hyman; Charles Tolliver; John Hicks; Duke Ellington Orchestra; Kenny Wheeler; Celtic Stone; Creative Opportunity Orchestra; Cirque du Soleil (Corteo ~ creation/ tour/video) 

 Buddy has also performed many theater productions as musician, bandleader, music director, and composer, in North Texas and around the U.S.

 Mr. Mohmed has continued to perform in North Texas and around the Country as a solo artist and as a sideman and bandleader. 

Efren Guzmàn Jr.:

Efren Guzmàn Jr. is a highly accomplished drummer and percussionist, hailing from Mexico City where he attended the National Conservatory of Music. He continued his studies in the United States under the tutelage of renowned instructors such as Paul Guerrero, Prof. Ed Soph, Dr. Robert Schietroma, and Randy Drake at UNT, where he quickly distinguished himself as a rising talent in the jazz world.

Guzmàn's talents have taken him far and wide, touring extensively

throughout the US and Canada as a member of the Grammy-nominated “One O’clock”

Jazz Band. He has also recorded and performed with some of the biggest names in

Latin music, including Placido Domingo, Arturo Castro, OV7, Edith Marquez,

Alejandra Guzman, Andrea Bocelli, Steve Amerson, and Emmanuel & Alejandro



Currently, Guzman serves as the drummer for Mexican pop artist

Reyli Barba and has performed at the Latin-American Grammy Awards in November

2011. He has also toured extensively throughout Europe and Japan as a member of

the internationally-renowned Damaso Perez Prado Mambo Orquestra.


In addition to his impressive list of accomplishments, Guzman has

several exciting projects in the works, including a highly-anticipated jazz CD

and DVD recording with guitarist Alvaro Torres. He is also a dedicated

educator, teaching at the Park Cities School of Music where he shares his

passion for music with a new generation of talented musicians. With his

incredible talent, passion, and dedication to his craft, Efren Guzman Jr. is

truly a force to be reckoned with in the world of music.


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