Andrew Pendergrast

Guitar, Piano and Voice

Andrew Pendergrast graduated from the George Washington University with a double degree in music and English in 2013. He has played piano and sung for fifteen years, played guitar for eight years, and has picked up with a variety of other instruments including bass, banjo, drums, accordion, fiddle, mandolin, and ukelele along the way. He is comfortable with a wide range of repertoire from pop to classical to jazz to folk, and gets along very well with children and adults. For his Senior Capstone project he composed and directed a full length musical entitled “Show of a Lifetime.”

Dominic Martinez

Upright Bass, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin and Jazz Piano

Dominic, originally from Richmond, VA, graduated magna cum laude from the George Washington University, where he received his B.A. in music. During his time at GW, he was a Presidential Scholar for the Arts and studied upright and electric bass with Herman Burney (jazz) and Jeff Koczela (classical). In 2010, he was the recipient of the George Steiner Scholarship in Music and received the Barry Manilow Award in 2012.

Along with bass performance, Dominic’s other focus of study at GW was composition, under the instruction of Douglas Boyce and Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis. Throughout his collegiate career, he composed works for solo flute, solo viola, solo marimba, clarinet trio, and voice and piano. For his senior capstone, Dominic composed Variations on Andrew Bird’s “Muajahathirteen”: a piece for string quartet and jazz piano trio. He also spent two semesters studying conducting with Ben Fritz and Nancia D’Alimonte. He also has experience playing jazz piano, guitar, ukelele, drums, and small bit of violin and cello.

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Dominic has performed all around D.C., in different jazz ensembles/combos, the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, the GW Symphony Orchestra, several musical pit bands, Indian music groups, a mariachi band, and an Uruguayan accordion quartet. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lisner Auditorium, Bohemian Caverns, Twins Jazz, HR-57, Busboys and Poets, Duke Ellington Park, and the Uruguayan Embassy.

Dominic recently completed a four month contract performing with the RKO Quartet, led by Ron Mills (formerly of the Glenn Miller Orchestra) on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world. Other recent projects include recording bass for holychild, a Los Angeles-based project headed by Louie Diller, his friend and colleague at GW. He also recorded and was featured on a music video of singer Ricky Jatt.

Dominic is also a published online writer. During his time as an intern with NPR Music, he contributed three published articles, including his review of a classic Miles Davis record on the All Songs Considered blog, which was the most read story on when it was published. Dominic was also a co-producer for a Tiny Desk Concert that featured the jazz quartet Endangered Blood. He continues to write and post other articles on his Tumblr blog, Blues on the Menjay.

mikelangloisPaul Jung

Drums and Piano

Paul Jung was born in Seoul, South Korea to a father who was a piano technician and dealer, and a mother who was a well-known pianist in the area. Born and raised in his parent’s piano-academy and home, since birth he has always heard music throughout his childhood.

Paul started playing piano when he was just old enough to walk, and practiced solfege before he went to kindergarten. Paul started learning drums when he was 10 years old, and he also began playing for his church in same time.

In August 2001, Paul moved to Northern Virginia with his family and attended Poe Middle School, where he took part in the school concert band. Two years later, he moved to Fairfax area and attended Luther Jackson Middle School, where he has also taken part in the school’s concert band. In Fall of 2004, Paul attended Oakton High School, where he joined the school’s marching band, symphonic band, as well as Jazz Band A.

In February 2008, Paul auditioned for Berklee College of Music, and was accepted with scholarships.

For the next four years Paul attended Berklee in Boston. Paul took part in numerous musical projects such as EKP Organ Trio, Techno/Rave Ensemble, 8090 Jong-Gang Party Project, Deuce Bennett and the Revolutionaries, Paul Jung Trio, D Groovy Jazz Quartet, Ute Gfrerer, Oren Yaacoby Project, DJ Chris Roxx, and others. The styles of music Paul had encountered during his time at Berklee include rock, pop, jazz, fusion, contemporary jazz, musicals, metal, hip-hop, electronica, etc. Paul performed in numerous venues, including Royale Boston, Shalin Liu Performance Center, @Union, All Asia, Taj Boston, SXSW 2012, Jammin Java, Hilton Hotel Washington DC, David Friend Recital Hall, and many more.

While taking part in musical projects in Boston, Paul also collaborated with Louis Fabrizi’s band in his hometown. Louis Fabrizi Band, formed in winter of 2009, played its debut show in Jammin Java, which was followed by an EP release ‘Tonight’. The band toured the southern East Coast in summer 2009.

Paul returned to his hometown in Northern Virginia in September 2012, and is preparing for his own debut as a musical artist.

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