In addition to Bill on 8-string guitar and bass, the Ensemble line up includes:
Bruno Nasta, Violin
Bruno is a multi-genre performing and recording artist. Celebrities which top the extensive list of those with whom he has worked include The Three Tenors, The Who, Ray Charles, Luciano Pavarotti, Yes, Gloria Estafan, Three Irish Tenors, John Denver, The Moody Blues, Liza Minelli, Lyle Lovett, Denyce Graves, Josh Groban, Tony Bennett and 3 Mo Tenors. His improvisatory solos are featured on the Grammy winning recording "Bon Apetite" (Kathy Fink/Marcy Marxter) and several of his works as Concertmaster of The Taliesan Orchestra were Grammy nominees. He is a former member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Chamber Players who actively freelances in the Opera and Theater circuits of DC/Baltimore. In 2003, Bruno received The Washington Area Music Association award for "Best Classical Artist". Currently, Bruno is the program coordinator for the "Jazz in the Garden" series at the National Gallery of Art and acts as Assistant to the NGO's music department.
Dave Stockton, Vibraphone/Percussion
Dave is currently an Associate Percussionist at the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra who also regularly performs with the Philadelphia Wind Symphony, the Steve Weiss Percussion Group and the Stockton-Willet Project. He has made his mark within the tuned percussion community having performed with the Capital Philharmonic, the Keystone Wind Ensemble and the Butler Symphony. Additionally, he is the Director of Percusion for Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School. Dave is endorsed by Malletech Mallets and Malmark Cajons.
Jeff Willet, Drums/Percusssion
Jeff is a performance and recording artist who freelances with the Philadelphia Wind Symphony, The Divine Hand Ensemble, Steve Weiss Percussion Group, the Stockton-Willet Project and Infy. He actively records for the TV/documentary, computer game and computer app industries. Jeff is know for his ability to work within multiple-genres including Indian and other world disciplines. He is endorsed by Sabian Cymbals and Malmark Cajons.
Bill Burke Ensemble - Audio Samples