With over two decades in the music industry, Frank Axtell is a renowned guitarist, composer and teacher and is a major contributor to the south Florida jazz-fusion scene. He performs with his own jazz ensemble, The Frank Axtell Quartet. He toured extensively in the mid 80s along the Atlantic coast and Europe & has recorded on the West Coast at San Franciscos The Record Plant.
For years I performed as a sideman in other bands. It was time to form my own group.
Frank attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has always taken his continuing course of musical evolution seriously, learning from prominent guitarists Vincent Bredice, Joe Diorio, Scott Henderson, and Jack Wilkins. In 1990-91 Frank served on the faculty at Miami Dade Community College. He has performed guitar clinics and teaches guitar and electric bass at Digital Soundscapes Studios, West Palm Beach. Currently, with over 40 private students, Frank owns and operates his own multimedia recording studio, Digital Soundscapes where he produces many local artists in addition to composing and engineering his own projects.
Tom Wills, 49, is a Cortland, Ohio-based newspaper editor by day, and artist by nights and weekends.
"I want my drawings to look like watercolor paintings in black and white, somewhere between a photograph and a sketch. The actual lines are not as important, most times, as the degree of shading. Dark to light, thick to thin. That's usually how these things fill in," he says.