Duncan Williamson McMillan began studying piano at age 5. His musical studies con-tinued with Frederic Dehaven at Christ Church in Grosse Ponte, singing in the boys choir (1980-1987). From 1989-1992, Duncan studied jazz piano and music theory with James Hohmeyer, Bess Bonnier and Matt Michaels. Upon graduation from Western Michigan University in 1997 (B.M. piano/jazz studies), Duncan has established a reputation as a versatile musician, working with such diverse artists as Jon Hendricks, Aretha Franklin, Rodney Whitaker, Ira Sullivan, Marcus Belgrave, Eric Marienthal, Nelson Rangell, Chris Standring, and The Four Freshman. In demand as both a pianist and organist,
MELODY BALOS DUO
The Balos Duo is an up-and-coming brother/sister act consisting of Melody and Matt Balos. They have been performing together since they were young, starting out with ensembles such as the Manny Balos Big Band, and they bring a mix of jazz and contemporary repertoire to the stage. Melody won the Detroit Jazz Festival Youth Vocalist Competition in 2017, and has performed at the festival for several years, along with her brother. The Balos Duo is very excited to be playing the London Chop House!