Christian Foushee-Green is an organist, musician, vocalist, performer, composer, and educator. The Chapel Hill native grew up at historic St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Carrboro. This church had a close relationship with Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church, Chapel Hill during his formative years. He began playing the piano at age four and was active in music ministry at St. Paul. Christian attended the Durham School of the Arts studying saxophone, piano, voice, and African percussion. He received the honor of “Best Musician” in his graduating class. He entered and graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He has been the Director of Music at historic Mount Zion in olde Georgetown Washington, DC, First Congregational Church, Plympton, MA, St. Joseph’s CME Church, Chapel Hill, NC, and other congregations. In addition to his music leadership in congregations, Christian teaches adults and children piano and vocal lessons around the Triangle, including those is assisted living facilities.
Donielle Ginnae Koon
Donielle Ginnae Koon has been playing bass for 11 years and has a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Central University in Music with a concentration in Jazz Studies. She has played in venues from New Orleans to Chicago to New York and has had the pleasure of playing with musicians such as Jeff “Tain” Watts, Charles McPherson, Vincent Gardner, Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Frank Lacy, Robert Trowers, Clifton Anderson, and many more. Ginnae teaches at the John Coltrane Jazz Workshop as the faculty bass instructor/combo instructor each summer and currently plays in various venues around the Triangle and Triad.
Originally from Washington DC, Brandon Mitchell is an active drummer and vibraphonist in the North Carolina music scene. He has a B.A. in music performance from Elon University and M.M. in jazz studies from North Carolina Central University.
As the owner of Small House Entertainment, he has collaborated with different artists and toured internationally in Italy including performances at Teatro Piccolo in Milan, the Jazzit festival, and sets in front of Florence’s Duomo on Notte Bianca.