Mike Barbara Since relocating to Sea Pines in 2012 following a 40 year career as an environmental engineering consultant, Mike has been involved with many musical projects, including the development of several jazz orchestras in the area, and co-founding the Mike Barbara Trio. He has performed in many local venues on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton, Savannah, and Beaufort. Most recently he has been named Head of Marking for the Odyssey Music Group, Inc., as well as performing with the Odyssey Express Quartet. Mike has also worked with many top musicians in the New York/New Jersey area at a wide variety of private and corporate events, and as the principal bassist for the Rockland County (NY) Jazz Orchestra, "Reflections".
Jeff "Jammer" Hall A Hilton Head resident for over 30 years, Jeff has been a mainstay of the local music scene, performing with most of the local musicians in a wide variety of shows. His credits include collaboration with Island favorites Shannon Tanner, Dave Wingo, John Brackett and many more. Well known for his innovative approaches to percussion, Jeff provides a smooth rhythm to the trio’s sound, with tasteful accents and a relaxed energy.
Bill Peterson The Musical Director of the Trio, Bill began his performance career and event production in 1975, as a pianist and conductor. His credits include performing with, and conducting shows for George Burns, Joan Rivers, Red Buttons, Kathie Lee Gifford, Mary Hart, Danny Thomas, Rich Little, Bob Newhart, and Tony Bennett - among many others. Bill was musical director for Las Vegas sensation, Danny Gans, Las Vegas’ Entertainer of the Year. Performances included television appearances on the Merv Griffin Show, corporate and association functions throughout the world, and numerous fundraisers for the St. Jude Research Hospital.
Bill has produced many major live events for major corporations such as Maytag, United Airlines, General Motors, Riddell/MacGregor Sports and St. Jude Research Hospital, arranging logistics (staging, sound, audio visual aids, etc.), composing musical scores, contracting orchestras and negotiating talent contracts. Bill also had the honor of producing major events for the appearances of Paul Anka, Ramsey Lewis, Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks, Diane Schurr, Danny Gans, Jay Johnson, Ron Lucas, John Pinette and Vickie Winans, to name a few. www.billpetersonproductions.com.