|Judy Gomez – Violin
Judy took up the violin as a young girl. As well as playing violin and viola with symphonies, quartets, and theater companies, she has played mariachi music for over 30 years. She founded, and is the director of, Mariachi Estrellas in the 1990s, the second oldest mariachi band in the DC area. She has performed at the White House, for two Presidential Inaugurations, and for numerous diplomats, government dignitaries, celebrities, professional athletes, as well lovers of folkloric music. In Fall 2016, she founded Swingology, a group of talented yet crazy madcap musicians in need of constant parental supervision.
|Scott Dineen – Guitar
Scott plays a GK Pro Flamenco Negra and a Kenny Hill Torres model guitar, both with custom Barbera pickups. When not playing with fingernails, he uses 2.5-mm Jazz-III acetate picks made by Dugain (France). For non-gearheads, Scott uses the warm, percussive sound of the nylon-string guitar to deliver classical and jazz music to you. Over the past several years, Scott has devoted himself to the magical sound of gypsy swing and had the opportunity to learn from some of the genre’s greatest players this past January as part of Django Amsterdam.
|David Lampp – Guitar
David gained an early interest in music through his church choir, and soon started studying piano and later saxophone. Guitar eventually stuck around age 13, and he has focused on that ever since, including a variety of pop, rock, and heavy metal bands throughout high school and college. David began gigging in the Washington DC area in the early 2000s with an 80s heavy metal tribute band, and started focusing on jazz a few years later. He has played a variety of gigs throughout the DC area since. In addition, David is a trained audio engineer, recording and mixing local bands in his free time.
|Mike Aaron – Guitar/Accordion
Mike has never met a musical instrument he didn’t like. He’s performed a wide variety of genres on the East and West Coasts at weddings, restaurants, corporate events, festivals, frat parties, bars, Gambrill Tea Room, John Cage Festivals, George Coates Performance Works events and anywhere else people would listen. Mike really enjoys digging into the gypsy jazz genre and is grateful to be playing with this fun group of great musicians.
|Scott Flory – Bass
Scott has been playing music from an early age and plays a range of instruments. He has been involved in many bands writing their own music. In recent years, the bass has been his prominent instrument in bands playing folk, bluegrass and jazz. Scott has produced a trio of children’s albums detailing the daily life in the imaginary world of Soundzania.