Entreprenuer, Arranger, Vocalist, Steel Drum, Saxophonist, Bassist
Orlando's flagship instrument is the Tenor Lead Pan (Steel Drum). He plays everything from Bob Marley tunes to Calypso and Soca on his Steel Pan directly imported from Trinidad!
Orlando's very first instrument was the Clarinet. At the age of fifteen he learned to play the Saxophone, and the next year he picked up the Bass Guitar. He impressed many professional colleagues with his masterful Bass Guitar performances with Starpoint. Raised in a home with a piano he has played the keyboards all his life.
Orlando is also an original vocalist, bass and sax player for the nationally acclaimed group, Starpoint, most known for the song "Object of My Desire", a top 25 pop hit on the Restless album. At a Madison Square Garden performance, he received a gold album (half million sales) for that LP. (Starpoint Videos on YouTube) Orlando also recorded on the multi-platinum debut LP of Grammy Award winning artist, Toni Braxton, and has performed in the company of several well known groups including Patti Labelle, Ashford&Simpson, Kool&the Gang, Natalie Cole, Luther Vandross, Morris Day of the Time, Blackstreet, and many more. Before performing solo, Orlando was the leader and lead vocalist for the popular Caribbean music group Mama Jama from 1987-1995.
Jay A. Turner
Maryland Bassist/Composer Jay A. Turner spent his early years committed to classical guitar, establishing a strong foundation with a challenging repertoire. Since then he’s built a reputation as a go-to bassist for session work and touring in the U.S and Europe. He has released 7 full length solo albums and contributed to 100’s more.
CEO, PRS Guitars, Guitarist
Paul Reed Smith
CEO, PRS Guitars, Guitarist
Paul Reed Smith Guitars, also known as PRS Guitars, is an American guitar and amplifier manufacturer located in Stevensville, Maryland. The company was founded in 1985 in Annapolis, Maryland by Paul Reed Smith. Products manufactured by PRS include electric & acoustic guitars, basses, and amplifiers.
CEO, Audio Associates, Guitar Player
President of Audio Associates
Graduated from the University of Massachusetts as an Electronic Engineer. He went on to become a professional musician for seven years playing with Micheal Urbaniak, Jean Carn, Phyllis Hyman, Chuck Brown, The O’Jays and various other jazz and R&B groups.
Joe engineered many recording projects through the late 70’s. As a musician he worked with many new companies such as Mesa Boogie, PRS, MXR and Teac as an endorsee and clinician. He eventually transferred the knowledge he gained by working with some of the “true innovators” and started his rep firm in 1981.
He has been involved with many industry projects on the design level, worked on large scale audio projects with many industry notables and has a real working knowledge of all products Audio Associates represents.
He continues to find new opportunities for his manufacturers and his firm.
Guitar Player , Composer
Musician. Teacher. Producer.
My name is Tony Fazio, the founder of Annapolis Guitar School which serves the Annapolis, MD area. For as long as I can remember, I have always had an unquenchable passion when it comes to music, and I have been playing the guitar since the tender age of 7 years old. Having grown up in a musical family, playing a musical instrument was like second nature to me, and the guitar was just like an extension of myself.
I have a bachelor’s degree in which I majored in music having proudly graduated from the Berklee College of Music. After completing my degree at Berklee, I gained significant experience playing with noted D.C. blues legends such as Charlie Sayles and the Memphis Gold.
I have also played on tours in the international scene in a number of different islands such as Puerto Rico and Cuba, and many European countries. On the domestic level, I have also performed on two different occasions for the Kennedy Center.
I am also very actively working with Fetal Records Subsidiarity and have produced singles, collaborations, and solo albums featuring guest musicians. Some of these songs have been played on blues radio. Bearing all this in mind, once you come to my music school, you can be confident knowing that you are in good hands.
Whether you need guitar lessons, guitar performances for live shows, or music production services, I have you covered. Capitalize on this great opportunity and let a seasoned professional guitarist show you the ropes in the Annapolis, MD area! www.tonyfazioguitar.com
Meg Murray is an Annapolis based Wammie (Washington Area Music Awards) nominated singer-songwriter who has worked with Grammy winning producers Timbaland, (Justin Timberlake) John Alagia, (John Mayer) and Bill Plummer, (Stevie Wonder) performed with her friend and mentor Eva Cassidy, has sung on numerous national and regional commercials as well as national and regional releases as a backup singer, and was a founding board member of the nonprofit AMFM, Inc. Annapolis Musicians Funding Musicians where she served as Secretary for 11 years.
Meg is celebrating 30 years of performing as half of the Songwriter Association of Washington (SAW) Award winning acoustic duo August West with Steve Lowe. In the 90’s, Meg was the lead singer and songwriter for the R&B/funk band Non-Fiction and the alt-rock band Hussy, as well as vocalist for the jazz CD Music from The Play Tipton by Jeff Muller, about the life of musician Billy Tipton.
Meg has produced and released 5 CDs of original material on her own Girl Island Productions label, played in venues up and down the East Coast from NYC to Birmingham, AL, and opened for acts such as America, Julian Lennon, Todd Rundgren, Marti Jones, Jonatha Brook, Southside Johnny, Edwin McCain, Aaron Neville and many others. Meg Murray performs regularly with singer/songwriter Angie Miller, touring/session guitarist Bryan Ewald, singer/songwriter Dan Haas around the Annapolis area and the DMV, and sings back up in the Steely Dan Tribute Band Technicolor Motor Home.
Guitarist, Composer, Teacher
Jonathan Epley grew up playing guitar in the mountains of East Tennessee. An initial interest in the instrument came from my uncle, well known Martin historian and luthier John Arnold. There were many excellent guitarists in and out of John's shop. At an early age I had the pleasure of meeting many great guitarists including Norman Blake and Doc Watson.
The unique opportunity of watching some of the world's greatest acoustic guitar players in the world in such an intimate atmosphere proved to be too much for me to resist, and I quickly picked up a guitar and started trying to emulate what I heard.
The early influences of my Bluegrass/Folk upbringing along with later influences of Jazz, Electric Slide Guitar, Blues, and Progressive Rock have all been important in developing my approach to music and the guitar.