Stephen Cox is the director of bands at Eastland HS in Eastland, TX. A graduate of Howard Payne University, Stephen is a clarinetist, saxophonist, and wanna-be jazz Ukulele-ist ( is a thing?). In his free time he pursues local history projects and enjoys making web videos.
Gannon Phillips has a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and has been playing trombone for 18 years. He has been a sought after clinician and guest artist at many schools across the state.
As a member of the Temple Jazz Orchestra, Gannon has performed at the International Association of Jazz Educators conference in New York City with the world renowned trombonist, Bill Watrous. With this group, Gannon has traveled the world playing venues such as the Montreaux and North Sea jazz festivals, various venues across Europe and has performed on two different occasions at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Gannon has performed on stage with artists including Bill Watrous, Conrad Herwig, Wayne Bergeron, Ed Shaughnessy, Eddie Daniels, Gordon Goodwin, Jeff Jarvis and Randy Brecker. A bass player of 14 years, Gannon is also the former bassist of the Waco Jazz Orchestras and a regular freelance bassist across all genres, in addition to having an active bass and trombone private lesson studio.