Daniel Moffett, Soprano/Alto Saxophone
Dan Moffett is an active and in demand saxophonist in Chicago. Dan has toured and performed with an extensive list of artists, including the The Buckinghams, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, California Transit Authority featuring Chicago founding member Danny Seraphine & Grammy Award Winner/Chicago alum Bill Champlin, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Box Tops, Lou Christie, Jay & the Americans, the Blooze Brothers Band, & the House Band at Buddy Guy's Legends. Various other artists Dan has shared the stage with include the Ides of March, the Shadows of Knight, New Colony Six, the Cryan' Shames, the Grass Roots, Herman's Hermits, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals, & Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night. For the past 22 years Dan has been a band director and a private woodwind instructor in the Chicago suburbs. Dan currently teaches instrumental music at Komarek District 94 in North Riverside and at Benedictine University. Dan is on the artist roster for Conn-Selmer, Inc. and is proud to endorse Selmer saxophones (selmer.com). Dan currently resides in Westmont with his wife and their three children. For more information 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 has also served 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.