Composer, classical pianist, jazz player, songwriter, percussionist and educator Sunny Knable was raised in a family of artists.  He won three Best Composition awards at the Festival of New American Music, and in 2009, he was the recipient of the Iron Composers Award (for which he wrote a 4 minute piece in 5 hours).  His works have been heard throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.  After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in Composition, Piano Performance and Jazz Studies at California State University, Sacramento, he moved to New York City, where he makes his living as a pianist.  He received his Masters of Arts Degree in Composition in 2012 from the Aaron Copland School of Music, where he served as President of the Queens College New Music Group for two years. 
Large-scale works include his 30-minute work Music of the Rails—commissioned by the Sacramento-based sextet Citywater in celebration of the Crocker Art Museum's reopening—and a children’s opera, The Magic Fish, commissioned by Half Moon Theatre and written with his brother Jim Knable as librettist.  His debut CD "American Variations" was released in 2012 on Centaur Records.  He serves as Music Director of The Church-in-the-Gardens in Forest Hills, NY, while fulfilling commissions from around the country.  He continues his education as a doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University.

Israeli born New York based jazz pianist and composer, Guy Mintus creates performances that have “the entire hall listening with held breath” (Barka Fabiánová, Full Moon Zine). At 24, Guy has won awards from ASCAP, Downbeat Magazine, BMI, the American Composers Orchestra, and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. His performance credits include the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theater, Symphony Space, Red Sea Jazz Festival, and the Israel Festival. With a focus on music as a gateway to cross-cultural understanding, Guy has collaborated with master musicians from Turkey, Greece, Iran, Morocco, Azerbaijan, India, Cuba, and Mali and has participated in multi-disciplinary works with artists in the visual, dance, spoken word, and theater worlds. 

Guy’s intimate, boundary-crossing music weaves textures and colors from across cultures. With influences ranging from Stride piano and the Greek Rebetiko blues, to the Turkish Makam, Indian Ragas and Bach-styled counterpoint, a Mintus performance pairs his originals alongside works based on traditional music from the Mediterranean, along with select pearls from the American Songbook. His recordings include a debut album with the "Offlines Project," a duo Guy co-leads with Israeli-Turkish percussionist/oudist Yinon Muallem as well as the live solo album “The Mediterranean Piano.”

Joe Sferra (M.M. The Ohio State University, B.A. Saint Olaf College) is a Toledo, Ohio native pursuing a PhD in composition at Stony Brook University. His music manages to be entertaining and funny while revealing a deep love for both modernist classical music and for popular music. In 2014, he processed the papers of composer and administrator Donald Harris for the Ohio State University Libraries, which he credits as a formative experience. He has studied composition with Timothy Mahr, John Bower, Marc Ainger, Donald Harris, Daria Semegen, and Perry Goldstein.