Scott Hargis (Composer)
Scott is a trombonist and composer in Chicago. He appears as a soloist with the Shout Section Big Band and Brandon James and Soulogy as well as many jobbing and recording gigs. He has many recordings of his playing on iTunes as well as several commercial arrangements with local bands such as Brandon James and Soulogy, Doko Benjo, Metrovox, The Getouts, and several others. Hargis has debuted three pieces with Tiffany Lawson Dance as a composer and is currently working on a one-act ballet.
Violist Sixto Franco is thrilled to appear with the TLD Company and have the opportunity to present a brand new piece for solo viola and dancer. Mr. Franco is an active performer, teacher and composer, having performed in Europe, United States and Mexico. Mr. Franco has appeared extensively with Eight Black Bird and Fifth House ensembles, Camerata Chicago, Santa Babara Chamber Orchestra, Symbiosis Ensemble in LA, and Camerata Musicalis in Spain, Barcelona Symphonic Orchestra, and Shleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra, among others.
As a former member of the Kaia String Quartet, Sixto Franco has released two albums titled "Latinoamerica" (2015) and "Quartango" (2016). While a member of this ensemble, the Kaia String Quartet has appeared as the quartet in Residency of the Latino Music Festival of Chicago.
Sixto Franco is a Master Graduate from Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California and has earned a Performance Degree in Chamber Music studies at Northern Illinois University under the guidance of the Avalon String Quartet.
Kailey Rockwell (Music Director)
Originally from Detroit, MI, Kailey began playing piano at age 7 when her grandmother bought her the greatest gift of her existence: a piano. Classically trained, she began learning music of all genres, but found the most fun to play was the music that both challenged and entertained her. She moved to Chicago at 18 and studied at Columbia College Chicago earning a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary, Urban & Popular Music. Her time there inspired her love of songwriting and performance. In addition, she heavily involves herself in the Chicago theatre scene where she music directs and accompanies a handful of Chicago theatre companies to aid performers in reaching their fullest potential.
Adrian Medriano is a Chicago-based musician who has been active in the local music scene for over ten years. He currently plays in the band Oceans and Oceans.
Singer, songwriter Nicholas Davio is a a leading musical theater director in Chicago. He is notably a JEFF award nominee. Currently, Nick is musical director for Chicago Children's Theatre and assistant musical director for Broadway in Chicago's Million Dollar Quartet. In the past he has worked as musical director for Alien Queen at the METRO, and Hedwig at the American Theater Company. Nick by night also rocks all over Chicago in music venues such as Martyrs, Double Door, Beat Kitchen, and many many more. NicholasDavio.com