When Bari met Michael, she began singing and playing guitar in the style of 20's
and 30's Ballroom Dance Music and Standards. Thus began the Moon Glow Jazz
Band. Bari swings on jazz guitar, while her sweet voice warms listener's hearts.
Bari's intention when performing is to bring Peace, Joy, and Love to her listeners.
Her favorite performances have been sit down shows for seniors who grew up
dancing to Ballroom Dance Standards, as well as for groups of dancers.
She is currently taking vocal lessons from the renowned vocalist Rebecca Kilgore.
Bari is also a Certified as a Music Healing Therapist, which is a wonderful addition
to her work as a Minister. Bari enjoys playing at the bedside to calm and comfort
people. Bari also uses her music in her work as a full time Pediatric Occupational
Therapist in the Public Schools. Bari has played folk music as both a performer
and sing a long leader for large groups of people.
Co-Leader, Guitar, Vocals
Co-Leader, Upright Bass, Vocals
During High School, Michael played electric bass in rock bands, church bands and a
Herb Albert Tijuana style brass band. After a music hiatus of 2 decades, Michael
came back and began studying electric bass with a Paul Henderson (aka Kiwi). Paul
deep, fat, warm, jazz sound, and Michael's electric bass has been hanging on the wall
He has studied with Dan Robins, Ray Drummond and is currently under tutelage of
Stan Poplin. Michael met Bari, and together they formed Moon Glow Jazz Band. He
has played with the MPC Big Band, the Del Monte Express Big Band, the Mary
Ingram Trio, The Michelle Kiva Hawaiian Band and other local musicians. Michael's
swinging bass lines get the joint jumping, and his swinging singing brings fun and
energy to Moon Glow Jazz Band's music.
Michael worked as a chef at Pebble Beach Company. Presently, he is a Certified
Executive Chef and oversees the food service program at Salinas Valley Memorial
Dean Peake began playing clarinet his freshman year of high school, alto saxophone
his sophomore year, and several years later, the tenor saxophone. Dean played
in the Salinas Cowboy Band for 22 plus years. Dean played the 1st Monterey
Jazz festival on the Garden stage, with the local Ed Zubov Band. Dean also
played clarinet at the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk for 3 summers with the
Herb Miller's 35 piece concert band. From 1960-1980, Dean ran the Dean Peake
Dean has written over 100 Big Band arrangements. He has also arranged over
100 pieces for a saxophone quartet he plays in called "The Four Five Sax."
Currently Dean plays with the local Clicktrax Studio Jazz Orchestra, and Moon
Glow Jazz Band. Dean blows with a laid back, rich, sultry sound.
Arranger,Tenor, Alto & Soprano Sax
Trombone, Cornet, Lap Steel, Percussion & Harmonica
Trumpet & Flugle Horn
A native of the Monterey area, Craig went to southern California to study and played
Caribbean, Alaska and Scandinavia.
From the sea to the desert, for a time in Palm Springs before returning to Monterey.
Now he's happy to be home playing a variety of music around the bay. Craig is multi
talented and plays a variety of instruments and styles of music. He adds a nice touch
to the Trio.
Mike resume is exstensive and includes work with radio, TV, film,
recording, teaching, and music production. Mike traveled many years
and performed with a virtual Who’s Who in Jazz and General
Michael’s music instruction began at age seven. After college and a
study of all round percussion with Robert Winslow of the Los Angeles
Philharmonic, Mike spent a tour of duty with the US Army Band.
Returning to Los Angeles, he began studio recording, B.M.I. Song
writing, and touring with major acts in the US and abroad.
Mike spent some years in Seattle area where he started BAM records
with pianist Barney McClure. He then moved to Maui, Hawaii, as music
contractor with the Four Seasons Hotel. A partial list of artists Mike has
performed with include vocalists Ernestine Anderson, Abbey Lincoln,
Dianne Shurr, Mark Murphy, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, and Kenny
Rankin. Mike has worked for many jazz artists, including Herb Ellis,
Howard Roberts, Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel , Bud Shank, Harold
Land, Lee Konitz, Blue Mitchell, Ray Bryant, Monty Alexander, and
Phineaus Newborne, Jr.
Mike resides in Carmel where he is an active player and is teaching
clinics, jazz workshops and private lessons.
Mike’s philosophy is “THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THE
Tenor, Alto, Soprano Sax & Flute
Ben plays in different groups around town, like the Tree Top
Trio and Suborbitals. He his a diverse player and is a
master of many genres, but what like about him is his layed
back groove that goes so well with the music we play.
Brian is an amazing trumpeter and has an incredible musical
background. Being the nephew of Papa Jake stock gave him
some great exposer. Brian is a member of "Along Came
Betty. He joined us 1st playing with the San Benancio Social
Club and then started playing with our smaller combos on
Bob Philips-Piano Jackson Stock- Piano
Pat Hogan-Piano Paul Tober - Trombone
Todd Clickard - Reeds Jim Metcaff - Reeds