Phyllis Lynch and Friends Musicians

Don Johnston
Don Johnston
Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Percussion
Don has a really smooth tenor voice and likes to sing and play Jazz, Oldies, Pop, Standards, and everything from the 1920's to current hits. He is a member of the Jazz Plus Duo and Jazz Plus Trio Two-Man Band, and Phyllis and Friends Live Band for ten years. He can play and sing at the same time on most songs.
 
Listen to vocal samples under Jazz Plus Duo, Trio 
Irina Pavarova
Irina Pavarova
Violin
Irina plays in Duo and Quartet groups.
Jazz Plus Duo
Jazz Plus Duo
Various
The Jazz Plus Duo plays a wide variety of music including Jazz, Standards, Oldies, Swing, Dance, Pop, Rock, Country, and Contemporary.
Jazz Plus Trio
Jazz Plus Trio
Bass, guitar, piano, keyboard, percussion, and vocals
The Jazz-Plus Trio can be comprised of Piano, Trumpet, Drums-Vocals OR Violin can be substituted for Trumpet, depending on your music taste and song selections and your venue. Vocals may be included or you may choose Instrumental Only. You may also specify approximate percentage of vocals. (You may also include both Trumpet and Violin for a Quartet)
Jennifer Johnson, Vocalist
Jennifer Johnson, Vocalist
Vocalist
Jennifer has been singing throughout Indiana and Ohio for the last 20 years. She sings most genres of music, including: Big Band, Jazz, Country, Rock, Christian, Pop, Swing, R & B, Latin, Contemporary, etc. Booking options are: Solo w/Backup Tracks (1-person Band);  Duo with another instrument; Vocalist with Combo's ranging from 2-6 musicians. She is available for Wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, as well as any other occasion desiring live music.
 
Jennifer's experience includes performing for Mayors and Governors and at such venues as Indianapolis Convention Center, Verizon Music Center, Indiana Roof Ballroom, Indianapolis MiniMarathon, Little Nashville Opry and more. She also was part of JTExpress (duo) and vocalist for the Dick Reeves Combo. She was also a finalist in "Ed McMann's Next Big Star" contest.
 
Jennifer currently resides in Noblesville, IN with her husband and three children.
Kathryn Schilling
Kathryn Schilling
Violin
Kathryn Schilling received her MS in Violin from Butler University, where she studied with Larry Shapiro and Davis Brooks.  Since then she has enjoyed a full schedule of playing and teaching.  Kathryn serves as the concertmaster for the chamber orchestra Orkestra Projekt, as well as the Kokomo Symphony.  She plays in several other orchestras, and as well as providing live music for any occasion such as weddings, receptions, corporate functions, etc. for Phyllis and Friends Live Music.   She maintains a home teaching studio, and also works with students at Park Tudor School.
Laura Cummings
Violin
Plays in Duo and Quartet groups.
Lorelie Farlow
Viola
Plays in String Trio and Quartet group.
Lori Honer
Cello
Plays in Trio and Quartet Groups.
Phyllis Lynch
Phyllis Lynch
Piano, Keyboard-Synthesizer, Classical Guitar, Organ
Phyllis has been playing for weddings, receptions, and many other occasions and locations for many years. She is a former artist for the Indianapolis Baldwin outlet and plays most styles of music from Jazz, Classical, Oldies, Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, Contemporary, Christian, etc.
 
Phyllis was a Church Music Director and Organist for many years and played her first church service at the age of 7. She studied privately from age 5 and through college majored in Organ Performance with minors in Piano, Classical Guitar, Voice,  Violin, and French.
 
Phyllis plays solo on Piano/Keyboard, Violin, and Classical Guitar. She plays Duo, Trio, Quartet, and Band with her Musician Friends. 

Phyllis has a Teaching Studio as well, with many students becoming Music Teachers and Performing artists. Besides focusing on repertoire, there is much concentration on Music Note Reading, Theory, and Arranging. When she had more time, she taught Ensemble (Band) playing.
 
Listen to audio samples by Phyllis. She also has CD's available for purchase as well as downloads of single songs. 
Piano Trio
Piano Trio
Piano, Violin, Cello
This group, comprised of Phyllis and two of her friends, plays primarily Classical music. However, special requests may be made and we will do them if they are suitable to this instrumentation. We can bring an electric piano if a Grand is not available.
Rachel Gries
Rachel Gries
Viola, Violin
Rachel is the principal Violist for the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. She also teaches private lessons to student in Violin and Viola at Center Grove Schools, as well as a studio in her home.

Rachel plays with Jazz-plus Duo, String Trio and Quartet.
Sarah Binford
Sarah Binford
Cello
Plays in Duo, Trio and Quartet groups.
Sarah Nelson VanDamme
Sarah Nelson VanDamme
Violin, piano
Sarah Nelson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University. As a professional musician and teacher in the southern Indiana region since 1986, she has performed with the Bloomington Symphony, Bloomington Pops Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic.
 
Sarah is currently a member of the Danville Illinois Symphony, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and has enjoyed performing the orchestra and choral works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria each summer for the past three years.

She is the founder and leader of the Aurora Alley Strings Quartet, friends of Phyllis.

Sarah plays Violin and Piano and is learning Mandolin. She plays Solo Violin, Strolling Violin, Solo Piano, and plays with most of the Music Groups with Phyllis and Friends. She is quite a musician: improvising and harmonizing, she can adapt to anything.

Sarah plays in Duo, String Trio, String Quartet, Piano Trio, Jazz-plus Duo & Trio & Band, SOLO violin, and Strolling Violin.
Tom Furness, Bassist
Tom Furness, Bassist
Bass
Tom has played Bass (both Stand Up Acoustic Bass as well as electric Bass) for many years, first in Minnesota and now Indiana. He has played with several Bands in Indiana and now also plays with the Jazz-Plus Combo, Duo, Trio, or Quartet.