Michael O’Brien holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota with a major in Spanish. He studied bass under Anthony Cox, and percussion under Marc Anderson. He has been performing and composing for over a decade with artists like Harry Connick, Jr., Ruben Blades, the Merce Cunningham Dance Co., Gene Pitney, Dave King, and many others.
Jeremy Walker is a prolific composer and pianist who started playing the saxophone at age ten in his hometown of Minneapolis, MN. He was the founder of the club Brilliant Corners – voted by Downbeat magazine as “One of the 100 Great Jazz Clubs Worldwide,” and co-founder of the non-profit organization Jazz is NOW! In October 2014, Minnesota Orchestra named Walker Curator of the new Jazz in the Target Atrium series at Orchestra Hall bringing together national musicians with the regional Atrium Jazz Ensemble.