Firm Roots is a jazz sextet made up of some of the finest musicians from Pittsburgh, PA and the tri-state area. In addition to being members of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, the members of FIRM ROOTS also perform with many other groups, as well as teach at a wide variety of institutions.
Dr. James Moore – trumpet / flugelhorn
Jeff Bush – trombone
Eric DeFade – tenor / soprano saxophone and flute
Dr. Alton Merrell – piano
Paul Thompson – bass
Thomas Wendt – drums