Studio Musicians
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Eric N. Yoder -

Drumset, marimba, vibes, steel drum, timpani, piano, congas, timbales, and all other percussion, bass guitar.

Just a few of the artists Yoder has recorded and/or performed with include: Andreus, The Arteries, Avant, Richard Black, Steve “FunkWorm” Butler, C Major Productions, CFM Chicago Symphony, Lafayette Carthon, Bexley Community Orchestra, CopperSnake, Da Odd Squad, DJ Eddie Mills, DJ Ricky Bradshaw, Eli Emily, Esmoove, Buddy Fambro, Fresh Oil, The Fugees, Giant Rockit, Ron Haynes, H2, Jack Foy Orchestra, R. Kelly, Lakeshore Symphony, Lauren “Blue Lou” Frost, Taj Mahal, Liz McComb, Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, O’neil & Ween, P-1, Sanctuary, Scutter, Sharp Cookies, Skee-Lo, Linda Smith, Starr69, Strange Ranger, Urban Funk Ordinance, and Stevie Wonder.



Steve Schnall -

Soprano, alto, tenor, & baritone saxophone, piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, piano, organ/synths, percussion, vocals, & conducting.

Steve Schnall has performed and recorded with aretha franklin, blues brothers band, the temptations, guy lombardo orchestra, john abercrombie, frank sinatra jr., diana ross, cece & bebe winans, o’jays, dells, the isley brothers, keely smith, reverend horton heat, martha reeves, charo, sugar blue, buddy guy, captain & tenille, bobby rydell, michael gabriel, al martino, ralph carmichael, jonathan pierce, margaret becker, twila paris, darius brooks, the winans, cary hoffman, the smothers brothers, al jarreau, brian mcknight, the whispers, peabo bryson, guy lombardo orch, ben vereen, 3 mo tenors, clay aiken, michael w. smith, bobby vinton, and many others!



Mike Winchell


Guitarist Mike Winchell has performed in bands that opened for national touring acts such as, Rare Earth, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, and Head East. Mike’s guitar work has been compared to many of the blues based, hard rock guitarists of the past and present. With over 20 years of live playing and studio session experience, Mike is a guitarist that can and will deliver. Whether it be light accents or blazing solo's, rest assured that your tracks will be enhanced. He also can provide a variety of tones and effects to ensure a unique and original feel /sound to your music. He is also an accomplished arranger, so if you want help with a bridge or a hook, he'll come up with multiple ideas for your consideration.



Colt Cummings


Classically trained with a jazz background, Colt began his career in Kansas City jazz clubs and in rock bands such as Angel Falls, which he helped found in 1999. He has performed in the Central Missouri State Jazz Ensemble, and also in the CMS jazz quintet, playing with the likes of Paul Wertigo, Roger Wilder, and. He has since moved to Chicago and has been busy with session work and jazz gigs. These days you can find him playing in clubs like the Green Mill, the Negro League Café and the Velvet Lounge where he has performed with jazz legends such as Von Freeman, Barry Winegrad and Roy Haynes. He has recently appeared on recordings by C-Dot under Chi-Sound Records, Dino, Linda Smith, and The Odd Squad to name a few.

Colt currently works in Chicago as a guitarist in jazz, blues, rock, and classical settings.






  • Andy Baker – trombone
  • Ron Haynes – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jason Vinluan – violin-
  • Buddy Fambro – guitar