|| Craig Marshall is the founder and leader of The
Lucky Strikes. Originally from upstate New York, he moved to Austin
in 1991 to pursue a full time career in music. He has written and
performed in many musical styles but has focused mainly on jazz and
swing for the last ten years. He doubles as the vocalist and guitar
player, but also has the roll of songwriter for the band's original
material. Craig enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of writing and
playing new songs that are in the style of the classic pop standards
yet still sound fresh to today's listeners. Craig has just released
his third solo album titled "Point Of View". You can find
out more information here.
|| Milan Moorman hails from Portland, Oregon. Milan is the original
"horn section" for the band playing trumpet in the early days when
we performed as a quartet or trio. Most of our catchy horn arrangements
are based on his solo work from that time.
||Freddie Mendoza, a native of San Antonio, Texas,
has been recognized by many as Austin’s top call trombonist,
and has been a fixture in the local Austin music scene since 1987.
Freddie has performed with many of the most recognized musicians in
jazz. This impressive list includes such legends as Dizzy Gillespie,
Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Frank Foster, Bill Watrous, Rob McConnell,
Bob Mintzer and Harry Connick, Jr. Freddie is consistently recognized
by the Clarksville/West-End Artist’s/Critics Poll as “Best
Trombone Player in Austin” and “Best Arranger in Austin.”
In addition to his accomplishments as a performer, Freddie has achieved
tremendous heights in the field of education. His skills as an educator
have led to his most recent appointment as Director of Jazz Studies
at Texas State University in San Marcos.
Mike Porter is the Bassist. Bio coming soon!
||Kyle Thompson is the Drummer. Bio coming soon!