Tenor and soprano saxophonist Nick Goumas is a jazz musician who has developed his own mature, imaginative and identifying style. Nick performs with energy, feeling and musical integrity. His Quartet is joined by three outstanding Boston area musicians who all have outstanding credentials. Gilson Schachnik / piano, Bruce Gertz / bass and Jack Diefendorf/ drums. The Nick Goumas Quartet's post Bebop, contemporary straight ahead style and its display of rhythmic and harmonic sense produces some exciting jazz improvisation.
The Guitar Department at The Hartt School University of Hartford is the oldest performance-based guitar program in the country. Graduating its first member in 1968, its students have won or been finalists in major guitar competitions including the Guitar Foundation of America, Music Teachers National Association, American String Teachers Association, and Alirio Diaz Competition.