Daniel Moffett, Soprano/Alto Saxophone
Dan Moffett is an in demand saxophonist in and around Chicago. A versatile performer, Dan is at home in a variety of musical styles, including jazz, funk, rock, blues, & classical music. Dan's extensive performance experience includes sessions with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Motown legend Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, the classic 60's rock band The Buckinghams, Chicago's own Blooze Brothers Band, & the House Band at Buddy Guy's Legends. In addition to his duties with 8 Ball, Dan also performs regularly with The Swing Collective, The Dan Moffett Trio, Soul Vaccination, the Names, the Jazz Faction Big Band, and the Joliet All-Stars Big Band. Dan also freelances and subs with numerous jazz, rock, and blues bands in and around Chicago. When he's not performing, Dan has a strong passion for teaching as well. Dan currently teaches instrumental music at Komarek District 94 in North Riverside. Dan also currently serves as adjunct professor of saxophone at Benedictine University (Lisle, IL). Dan is on the artist roster for Conn-Selmer, Inc. and is proud to be an Artist-Endorser for Selmer saxophones (selmer.com). Dan holds a Bachelors & Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Dan currently resides in Westmont with his wife and their three children. For more info visit danmoffett.com
David Lee, Soprano/Alto Saxophone
David Lee is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Vandercook College of Music. While a college music major, Dave performed in university symphonic bands, jazz bands, small chamber groups, marching band, and pep bands. Prior to college Dave won numerous instrumental music awards and was a member of multiple All-District and All-State Bands. Dave is an active saxophone adjudicator and clinician throughout the Chicago suburbs and currently teaches instrumental music in Burbank, IL. Dave resides in Lockport with his wife and their two children.
Dylan Purse, Tenor Saxophone
Martin Kalas, Baritone Saxophone
Marty Kalas earned a B.S. in Music Education from the University of Illinois and a M.M.E. in music from Vandercook College of Music in Chicago. While a college music major Marty performed in university symphonic bands, jazz bands, small chamber groups, marching band, and pep band. Prior to college Marty was an active performer, starting his own saxophone quartet called the Quazi-tones, as well as performing in All-Catholic and All-District bands. In addition to his current duties with 8 Ball, Marty also serves as the first call baritone saxophonist with Bob Baader's Chicago tribute band 95th Street Band as well as the joliet All-Stars Illumni Big Band. Marty has performed with many other local acts and big bands around the Chicagoland area. Despite his busy teaching schedule, Marty remains active as a saxophone adjudicator throughout the Chicagoland area. Marty currently serves as a public school band director in Lincoln Park, and in his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.