John Kolody - Lead Trumpet, Flugelhorn
John has performed throughout New York and surrounding states with commercial and jazz groups such as, Main Squeeze, The Convertibles, The Legendary Dukes, Wonderhouse, Red Letter Day, Sweet Feelin’, Play Money, Power Company, Sound Organization, Nik Lite, Jack Allen Big Band, Cold Sweat 2.0, Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra, and many other projects since the 1970s through the present. He has been a member of the Syndicate Jazz Band since its inception.
Neil Pierce - Trumpet
I have been blessed with music my entire life having grown up in a large family all of whom played at least 1 instrument, and have four children who all play at least 1 instrument and sing. I enjoy listening to all genres, but am particularly fond of jazz, big band, and jam band as well as rock, fusion, and blue-grass. Somne of my favorite musicians are Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Paul Desmond, Sonny Rollins, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheney, and Jerry Garcia. I first joined the band in 2010. In addition to SJB I currently play trumpet for and contribute createlvely to Some Ska Band, and The Jack Moore Band. I enjoyed playing 6 seasons for The Pittsford Fire Department Band and recently played with an exciting group called Weirwood. Always looking for a fun session, I have played jobs for, or sat in with, Prime Time Brass, Fishbone Soup, the former Dick Otto and The Music Makers Big Band, and Vintage Pretty. I have also played in the pit for Jesus Christ Superstar and Assasins, and played in the Rochester Brass Quintet.
I hold a BA in Mathematics/Minor in Computer Science from the University of Rochester and currently am an Information Analyst for the University. A practicing Stocic, I gratefuly live each day to its fullest enjoying playing, learning, and spending time with my fiance' Meg and our combined 6 children.
Scott Conderman - Trumpet
Alan Chard - Trumpet
Alan is a Software Test Engineer working at IDI Billing Solutions in Victor, with over 15 years experience in testing software. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from RIT.
Alan has been playing trumpet since 4th grade. He started playing French Horn freshman year at Bishop Kearney H.S. and majored in Music Education with a minor in French Horn at Ithaca College. Alan has played with community symphonies in the area over the past 25 years. He went back to playing trumpet a few years ago and has been playing with the Syndicate Jazz Band since 2015.