In addition to being an educator, Moffett is a noted composer and Jazz performer who is an alumnus of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He received graduate degrees in Jazz performance and Music Composition from New York University, and also a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Boston University. He has published recordings as a trumpeter, composer and/or producer on more than 20 albums/CDs.
Chris Thompson is a vibraphonist and percussionist who uses his talents as a motivational performer who travels to churches and schools, to put on community programs, sharing his testimony and inspiring others to maximize their potential.
Vocalist Knolan Johnson is Philadelphia, PA born and Fayetteville, NC raised, where she received her musical training. She graduated from North Carolina A&T State University last year where she was a featured performer with the A&T Jazz Ensemble under Moffett’s direction. Currently a graduate student at South Carolina State University majoring in speech pathology, Knolan’s career goal as a vocalist is to master the American Songbook.
Lydia Salett Dudley sings with emotion, whether she’s belting a gospel tune or singing a jazz composition. Her musical journey began in the local Baptist church in Cleveland, OH. Her love for music led her to pursue a graduate degree in jazz composition from North Carolina Central University. She heads the Salett Art Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide music enrichment for under served youth. She regularly performs at various venues and festivals.
William “MoBetta” Ledbetter is one of the most in demand bassist on the Piedmont Triad jazz scene. Utilizing all of the principles of the Blues, Ledbetter has established a solid foundation for studying and performing Jazz. His work first emerged while enrolled in the North Carolina A&T State University Jazz Ensemble under Moffett’s direction and tutelage. Currently, he is a student of Steve Haines and attends the famous UNCG Miles Davis School of Music Jazz program.