Peter Smith is an in-demand composer, arranger, musical director, and pianist/keyboardist. His songs have appeared on commercials and videos, as well as The Mindy Project, CSI, Bones, How To Live With Your Parents, and many other TV shows. He contributed music to the films Bleached and The Myth of Fingerprints. Peter was the last pianist Natalie Cole hired before she died, and he is Molly Ringwald's current MD and pianist. He has written several arrangements for Engelbert Humperdinck as well as many others, and he was the Associate Musical Director for the hit ABC singing competition show, DUETS, working with John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, and Jennifer Nettles. He co-created (and performs) a show around the country about Nat "King" Cole called Too Marvelous For Words. A native New Yorker, Peter has called Los Angeles home for the last ten years, and he lives in Eagle Rock with his wife, Jessica, and their two daughters.
Trevor Ware is well recognized as one of the most supportive jazz bassists in Los Angeles. His style, reminiscent of Paul Chambers, Sam Jones and Charles Mingus, focuses not only on producing a supportive bass tone with impeccable intonation, but also features long, creative, well developed bass lines. One of the most in-demand bassists in Los Angeles, Ware is regularly featured with a number of bands, but most often forms strong bonds with drummers. Developing his love for music at The World Stage Performance Gallery, Ware had the opportunity to hone the craft of swing under the tutelage of master drummer Billy Higgins (still the most recorded jazz drummer in history). After being offered his first professional gig by legendary pianist and composer Horace Tapscott & New York saxophonist Sonny Fortune, Ware developed as sense of musical adventure playing in Tapscott’s quartet and Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra. Ware later developed a strong bond with drummers Tootie Heath, Alphonse Mouzon, Clayton Cameron and Sherman Ferguson, appearing on Ferguson’s release “Welcome to my Vision” and Cameron’s CD “Here’s to the Messengers”. Having appeared on over 30 recordings, Ware’s current musical associations include Kenny Burrell, Molly Ringwald & The Count Basie Orchestra.