Live with the Friends is made possible by the generous support of these Friends of Huron Public Library, in collaboration with area musicians and music students:
Arby’s (Huron), Cornell's, Enviro Pure, Gioffre & Schroeder Co., LPA, Horvath Roofing, Huron McDonald’s, Huron Pizza House, Huron Rotary Club, Lake Erie Aerie 2875, F.O.E., Lighthouse Realty/Pied Piper, Myers Brothers Custom Butchering, Vacationland Federal Credit Union
Huron Lakeshore Laundry, Lisa Horman- Howard Hanna RE, Thomas Sprunk, Attorney-at- Law
Certified Restoration LTD, Domino’s Pizza- Huron, Hamilton & Associates, Inc, Harbor North, Huron Cement Products, The Gym
The Olde Mill Brass is a classical brass quintet. Members include past and present music educators who still enjoy performing.
A native of Cleveland's southwest side, Johnny was a music lover at an early age. Growing up listening to gospel music, he started playing drums in church and singing in the choir. Johnny started playing saxophone in the fourth grade and started playing jazz soon after. He attended Cleveland School of the Arts and Cuyahoga Community College simultaneously during high school, studying saxophone with the legendry Ernie Krivda. Some of his early mentors include local Cleveland musicians such as Dennis Reynolds, Chris Anderson, Steve Enos, Jackie Warren and Paul Samuels. He has had the opportunity to perform with world renowned artists such as Clark Terry, Carl Allen, Sean Jones, Nicholas Payton, Billy Hart, Ted Nash, Paquito d' Rivera, Wycliffe Gordan, Mulgrew Miller, and Rodney Whitaker and many others. He also has performed with some of the Cleveland area bands such as, Mojo: The Generations Big Band, The Jazz Heritage Orchestra, Erine Krivda’s Fat Tuesday Big Band, and The Swing City Big Band. He is also currently a member of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Ohio native, Sean Jones. Johnny studied with Gary Bartz at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music In his music, Johnny takes the sounds of today and blends it with the sounds that he grew up listening to in order to create a sound that is all his own. Through his music, he aims to share his life story.
The South Shore Four Quartet is comprised of Larry Coleman, Tenor; Don Flock, Lead; Dick Toth, Bass; and Ken Foisy, Baritone. The quartet has a combined 130 years of singing songs in the barbershop style. They are members of the Lorain Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society and are known throughout the area for the mellow harmonies they sing.
The individuals in the photo are, left to right: Larry, Don, Dick, and Ken