Tom Ranier: He Does it “This Way”

Pianist and multi- reedist Tom Ranier has added yet more instruments to his arsenal – a Leica, a Sony, and a Nikon, using both digital and film formats. Along with his decades-long career of composing, playing, and arranging scores for television and film, the Chicago native has begun turning his lens on the cities he…

David Ross: Bass Hit

Bass player David Ross has lived the consummate L.A. story. His mother, Peggy Lloyd, was the daughter of silent film star Harold Lloyd. And Ross’ father, Bart Ross, produced some of the earliest variety, talk, and game shows in Los Angeles, including “The Wink Martindale Dance Party,” “The Oscar Levant Show,” and “Beat the Genius.”…