HighTIME is a funky jazz group, featuring world-renowned musicians including co-leader drummer/percussionist Ndugu Chancler, guitarist Fred Hamilton, keyboardist Pat Coil, and co-leader/bassist Lou Fischer. The infectious groove-based performance of original tunes is delivered with a focus on quality with solid grooves and good feeling!
Remember the Michael Jackson tune ‘Billie Jean’, Ndugu Chancler was the drummer….Chancler is a Drummer, Percussionist, Producer, Composer, Clinician, Educator, and three-time grammy nominee. As a studio musician in Los Angeles, Ndugu has recorded with such greats as Frank Sinatra, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, John Lee Hooker, Kenny Rogers, and Michael Jackson.
Lou Fischer has been an extremely active performer in the entertainment industry for forty-six years, having toured worldwide with The Crusaders, Airto, Charlie Byrd, Bill Watrous, Red Rodney, Rich Matteson, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Emmy Lou Harris, plus the orchestras of Woody Herman, Louis Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Les Hopper, Tex Beneke, and Jimmy Dorsey, among many others. In addition, he has performed on over 2,000 commercials, and 50 Broadway shows
Pat Coli has toured Japan, South America, Europe and the U.S. with such artists as Michael McDonald, Carmen McCrae, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Woody Herman and many others. Pat has composed, produced and performed on hundreds of underscores heard on a variety of media all over the world.
Fred Hamilton began playing music in Denver, Colorado, was a student of Jim Atkins for many years and was inspired by Johnny Smith. He was guitarist in the NORAD band in Colorado Springs while in the Air Force and has lived in Ohio, Nova Scotia, Montreal and Texas playing and teaching jazz. In addition to this group HighTIME , he is a founding member of the Earl Harvin Trio, the world music ensemble Brahmah and Beaux J Poo Boo. He performs frequently with Stefan Karlsson and Ed Soph.