TOM HURST: Tom is one of the most experienced percussion educators and performers in the Nashville area. Tom is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnomusicology, and has over 24 years of teaching and performing experience. He currently performs with RCA Recording Artist Chuck Wicks, as well as appearing with numerous other national artists including Bucky Covington, Sister Hazel, and the Backstreet Boys . Tom is also the Co-founder of WGI World Finalist Infinity Percussion, and Vice President of Pageantry Arts Concepts, a non-profit youth performance education organization. Tom is a founding member of the jazz group the Power Triplets and the host of Tom Hurst Loud JAMZ.
MARCUS FINNIE: A Memphis native, Marcus "Stix" Finnie began playing drums at church
accompanying his mother on organ. From grade school to high school, Marcus began
studying classical and jazz music. He attended Middle Tennessee State University
in the Jazz Studies program and has become in demand as a rising star of the
Nashville music scene.Marcus has toured with Lady Antebellum, Earl Klugh, Larry Carlton, Donna Summer, Kirk Whalum, Billy Preston, Joy Williams, Warren Barfield, and Monte Montgomery. He has performed with many artists such as Houston Person, Larry Goldings, Steve Green, Aaron Neville, and Cece Winans. A composer as well as instrumentalist, in 2010 Marcus released his first CD of all original compositions, "Boundless."