|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.
|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.
|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.
|Mike Aaron – Guitar, Accordion
Mike has never met a musical instrument he didn’t like. Over the years he’s performed an array of genres on the East and West Coasts at weddings, restaurants, corporate events, festivals, Gambrill Tea Room, John Cage Festivals, George Coates Performance Works events, bars, bonfires, bike trails and anywhere else people would listen. Mike really enjoys digging into gypsy jazz and is grateful to be playing with his fellow swingologists. You can hear more of Mike’s compositions, performances and productions at harmonicmedia.com
|Brent Mast – Percussion
Brent started drumming at the age of 8. While in high school in Vincennes Indiana, he played in high school jazz band, rock bands, and was house drummer at the Vieux Carré blues and jazz bar.
He also studied jazz vibraphone in high school and as an undergraduate at Ball State University. In addition to drums and mallet instruments, he also plays acoustic guitar, kalimba, Native American flute, and tin whistle. He participates in numerous local drum circles, and leads the drum circle for the Celebration Center for Spiritual Living in Falls Church, Virginia.
In addition to playing with Swingology, he currently plays with The Misfits Jug Band, Lynn Hollyfield at the Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, and the St James Catholic Church praise and worship band.
|Zack Friedman – Guitar
Zack Friedman has a tendency toward intense, tunnel-like passion for his fairly uncommon intellectual, artistic, and musical interests. Musically, in adolescence, he was all about Bob Dylan, and then jazz more generally, but in early adulthood, he caught the Django Reinhardt bug and, undeterred by a lack of innate talent, has felt compelled to recreate some version of that virtuoistic sound ever since. Leading a bit of an itinerant lifestyle, Zack was a founding member of Uganda’s number one (and only) gypsy jazz band, the Rabid Badgers. Upon moving to the DC area in 2020, Zack sought desperately for folks willing to indulge his manouche habit, and was grateful to join Swingology in 2022.