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The Sidewinders members:

The Sidewinders are a diverse, modern jazz group that will excite and amaze any crowd. Made up of some of Seattle’s finest musicians, The Sidewinders mixes old time bebop, bossa nova, pop, jazz standards, fusion and originals with a dynamic presentation that keeps audiences wanting more where ever they perform.

Carl Corcoran, Keyboard

Carl started studying music theory, piano and flute early on, composing for his high school jazz band and playing in local jazz groups.

In 1998, Carl enrolled in Berklee College of Music where he played with a mixture of ensembles including the MIT Symphony Orchestra, Bob Parins Band, Classical Brass, Berklee Jazz Sextet, and the Berklee Concert band.

Tadd Morris, Drums

Tadd, a Seattle native has been playing drums since the age of 11. He has studied with Jerry Garcia, John Bishop, Daniel Cox, (Gonzaga University), Paul Raymond, and Rick Westrick (Spokane Symphony). Tadd has played in a variety of bands such as 10 minutes down, United Soul Front, old school jazzers, Dr D and the Dixie Dogs and his own group the Tadd Morris heptet. Tadd has also played on the Vans Warped Tour, and has played in Tailand, and Japan.

Al Shabino, Bass

Al started playing the bass in the late 60’s in garage bands, but became a committed jazz musician upon entering high school where he was the bassist in the nationally acclaimed Kent Meridian High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Hal Sherman.

Al studied bass with the great Gary Peacock, and Abraham Laboriel, and gigged regularly on the New York Jazz scene. Al has lived in Seattle since 1983, playing with local musicians and ensembles while practicing law.

Brad McRae- Percussion

Brad’s versatility and strong musicianship has made him one of Seattle’s most sought after studio percussionists. He has travel and studied in Ghana, West Africa, and Brazil. Brad has played in a variety of musical settings such as big band, jazz combos, symphonies and musical theater. Brad has studied with Gary Harding (Brazilian master) Paschal Young (African master), Bob Allen (Tanya Tucker, Shenendoah, Maynard Ferguson), and Brad Dutz (LA Studio).

Brad has shared the stage with Soul’d Out, Type A, John Raymond (Kenny G), Tracy Linden (Nashville recording artist) to name a few.

Brad owns Twidrum Percussion Studios and is a featured clinician in the Seattle area, working with youth jazz bands as well as percussion ensembles, and has written a teaching manual for Afro-Cuban drumming.





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