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David Naiditch

David Naiditch first taught harmonica at the Ash Grove while still in High School, and then at McCabes Guitar Shop, Boulevard Music, SPAH (Society for the Preservation and Advancement of Harmonica) conventions, and numerous colleges and universities. He plays many styles of music, including blues, country, bluegrass, swing, and Gypsy jazz. David's most recent CDs are "Douce Ambiance: Gypsy Jazz Classics" with Gonzalo Bergara on lead guitar and Pat Cloud on 5-string banjo, and "Bluegrass Harmonica" with Pat Cloud, Eric Uglum, Steve Trovato, and Austin Ward. He is currently working on a new bluegrass instrumental CD.

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Mick Nicholson

Mick started out as a tuba player, and was a member of the Bremerton Symphony for 6 years. While a Navy musician in the 1970's, he led several jazz and rock bands as an electric bassist touring thoughout the Pacific. In order to concentrate on the upright bass, Mick joined the Washington, DC Navy Band in 1984, culminating with a four year stint in the navy's premier Country/Bluegrass group, "Country Current." Mick moved back home to the Northwest in 1995 and quickly became an active player in the local acoustic music scene. Comfortable with a wide variety of styles, he has gigged with artists ranging from Vince Gill to Dizzy Gillespie. Presently, he is a member of "Me and the Boys" (bluegrass), "The Don Alverson Quintet" (jazz and dixieland), and "The Less Paulish Trio" (Django on steroids). In addition, Mick freelances as an electric and acoustic bassist and teaches at various band camps and workshops. He also plays a mean tuba, though he does not endorse or receive any remuneration from the Mean Tuba Company.

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