Bill Monti, has lived his life touring and recording as a professional guitarist. He is credited to performing with recording artist Billy Joel Royal, Bobby Gentry, The Righteous Brothers, Dave Mason to name a few. Bill is known for his musical arrangements of contemporary songs into jazz formats and his depth of traditional jazz tunes. His guitar mastery is always a crowd pleaser.
Bill Monti - Guitar
Dan Miller - Bass
Rob Dodge grew up in San Diego, California, where at the age of ten, began taking drum lessons. In 1976, he attended the University of Idaho and during his senior year, landed a job with the City of McCall. It wasn't until the mid nineties that Rob got back into music, buying his first djembe hand drum on eBay. His passion for drumming and teaching opened up many opportunities in McCall where he developed and facilitated various programs including, Kids on Drums, Kaleidoscope Kids Festival, and African Drum Workshops at the McCall-Donnelly High School. Rob's long dream, to play in a jazz band, is being fulfilled with the Merchants of Groove.
Rob Dodge - Drums
Born in Woodstock, New York, Jeff Parnett has been teaching music in New Meadows for the past 30 years. He has also performed in McCall Chamber Orchestra and the Washington-Idaho Symphony. Jeff was also the musical director for McCalls, "The Full Monte", in the summer of 2012. He also keeps musically busy playing organ for a local church and teaching music lessons in the surrounding community. Jeff and his wife, Andrea, also occasionally play wedding ceremonies. Once a member of a McCall jazz quartet, "The Mammals of Swing",Jeff considers jazz to be the highest form of music.
Jeff Parnett - Keyboards
Dan Miller, at the age of 14, began performing professionally on bass in the progressive rock trio Prism of Sound. Since then, he has continually performed in bands with diverse musical styles in Michigan, Utah, and Idaho. He is credited with creating and recording bass lines to over 100 original songs with various artists. Recent recordings include CD's Ocean Fix and MindSet by the smooth jazz band Chalazon. Currently, he is regularly performing with the Merchants of Groove, a jazz trio playing standards from the 30's, 40's and 50's.