NOLAtet features some of the city's key jazz musicians. Contemporary jazz drummer extraordinaire Johnny Vidacovich's long resume includes playing with New Orleans legends Professor Longhair and James Booker in the 1970s and 80s. He is best known as one of the founding members of the jazz quartet Astral Project, the band that debuted with singer Bobby McFerrin as a member in 1978 and after 35 years, is still going strong. Pianist Brian Haas is one of the founding members of the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey who's modern music has blended of jazz, rock, and funk for the past 20 years. Mike Dillon is a percussionist known for his work in Garage-A-Trois, Les Claypool's Fancy Band and Critters Buggin. Composer, bassist, band leader, multi-instrumen talist James Singleton presents true modern experimental jazz which also draws from rock and orchestral roots. A real powerhouse of improvisers, each a respected player in their own right.