What makes a band great...the musicians. Fusion Jazz Trio has managed to bring together some of the most talented musicians in the tri-state area. They each have their own unique style and that makes any Fusion night a great night! These are some of the musicians that play with Fusion on a regular basis and their profiles.
Vern is a drummer at heart who has been playing for nearly 3 decades. During that time he has worked tirelessly to craft an unmistakable drumming style and talents unrivaled in the
His roots are of Gospel and his skills carefully cultivated while playing in church with his father (organist) and his brother (bassist & guitarist). Both his understanding of music at a young age and demonstrated virtuosity made him a requested musician of local
Longing for the opportunity to further use some of his talents and share his extensive musical knowledge with jazz aficionados, Vern organized Fusion Jazz Trio. Since 2002 his labor of joy has been to make Fusion a recognizable name throughout the
In drumming the beat is only half of the battle. The other half is sound. Vern prides himself on using only equipment that is of the highest quality available. Because of this Vern fully endorses Soultone Cymbals.
Brian has been playing bass and guitar professionally for over 30 years. His professional credits include: orchestra bassist for George Burns, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Dennis Miller, the Broadway touring cast of Grease, and a host of others. He toured the
Brian counts as the greatest privilege among all these to be a worship leader for the past 8 years at
Barry Sames personifies the very essence of versatility through music that motivates listeners to embrace the fullness and freedom of creativity. A seasoned pianist/composer and producer, Barry is a "musician's musician" who articulates familiar feelings, crafting music that is spiritual, soulful, yet progressive minded. He has taken his music around the world, and sees music as a bridge to cultural understanding and peace. His musical credits includes work for Churck Norris, Jackie Chan, Richard Simmons and Montel Williams. Barry is truly an amazing musician!
David, a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in
Robbi Hall Kumalo - an artist with an incredible voice, tons of charisma and charm to win over any audience. Robbi K, as she is often called, started in the music business singing with a host of legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Eileen Ivers, Arif Mardin, Jewel, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Mary J. Blige, and Harry Belafonte among others. Bringing to the stage a level of excitement, Robbi gives to her audiences freely and unselfishly. Robbi's personable demeanor is the essence of her show; going into her own zone and pouring it all out in song. Robbi's larger than life stage presence and enticingly beautiful voice have given her the opportunity to perform in many settings, always with great success.