Instructors and Bands

The following teachers and bands have offered their support and will be joining us if we meet first goal on our INDIEGOGO:


  • Out of town fancy folks: Ben White, Ariel Goh, and Nika Jin
  • Local lovely lineup: Bailey McCully, Damian Cade, and Tabetha Clark


The Jen Hodge All Stars (Vancouver)

Busy Vancouver bass player Jen Hodge is a versatile musician who can be found playing with a wide variety of artists all over the world.  When Jen is leading the band, she likes it hot – hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, plenty of spontaneous fun, and an evident, infectious love for making music.  Jen‘s particular expertise in the arena of traditional jazz and swing music has taken her to stages all over Canada, the USA, China, Spain, France, the UK, and the Caribbean.  On home turf, Jen can be found leading a band on Wednesday nights at Guilt & Co, a bar in Vancouver’s historic Gastown district, where she has held a regular gig since January 2011.

Greg Ruby (Seattle)

Greg Ruby is a Seattle-based guitarist who performs and composes vintage jazz in a range of styles—Hot Club, Prohibition-era, traditional New Orleans and European café jazz.