The Jazz Cycle
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The Jazz Cycle

Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Jazz Funk




This band has no press


The group has a number of original tunes.We have them copy-righted but are waiting for the right time to make our CD available to the public.



Jack Rock----keyboards

Trained in classical piano with more recent study with notable jazz musicians, Matt Michaels and Tad Weed, Jack’s love of jazz has made him a fresh voice in the Detroit jazz community. His sound evokes the harmony and lyricism of Bill Evans and reflects influences of other jazz greats like Thelonius Monk and Dave Brubeck. More contemporary influences are Gene Harris and Jeff Lorber.


Dennis Biernott----Percussion

Studied percussion under Ray Parker at the Conservatory of Music, also studied with Joe Morello from the Dave Brubeck group - Jazz Work Shop.

Dennis recorded and toured throughout the U.S. and Europe in bands such as The Techniques, The U.S. Army Marne Glee Club, The Lions Den, Renaissance, and Friends of The Family, Goodtime Convention, Future Shock, and The After 5 Jazz Ensemble.

Performed in Las Vegas at the Sahara and The Thunderbird and during the late 70’s with Wayne Newton’s Agency (Newton, Amato, & Newton). He also had the privilege to perform with Sunny Stitt and the original Jazz Messengers.

Dennis has done studio work for various recording studios across the country. In Detroit Dennis recorded at Golden World Records.


Joe LoDuca----Guitar

Joe is an accomplished guitarist and bass player with his own unique playing style. Listening to Joe’s solos one can hear Earl Klugh, George Benson and Wes Montgomery mixed into his own style of play.

When you listen to Joe play bass you hear a little Jaco in his style of play.

Joe has played with all the local great talent around the Detroit Metro Area.


Bill Grazia----Bass

Bill Grazia (aka L.B.) Started studying piano at the age 12. Move on to playing Tuba, Baritone and Bass guitar in high School. In the 70 and early 80 played in numerous, wedding, jazz big bands and rock bands. The last ten years has played with a few jazz trios around town. (Gordy Schelist Trio and Jazz Eloquence Trio). From 2011 through 2013 played with Identity Crisis of Michigan rock/top forty bands.


Oscar Walters----Saxophone

During the 60’s and 70’s Oscar learned saxophone in the Detroit Public School System. He had the opportunity to perform around the Detroit area with various groups. He added flute, and later, piccolo to his already complete saxophone repertoire.

After high school Oscar auditioned and was accepted into the Army Music Program in Norfolk VA. While there he learned various forms and styles of music such as Classical, Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Rhythm & Blues, and Soul. After graduation Oscar was accepted into the Army Band where he traveled across the United States, South Korea, and Europe.

After retirement from the service Oscar continued to perform in the Detroit area and is now performing with The Jazz Cycle.

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