Swings The Thing Big Band

Swing's The Thing

Meet The Rhythm Section

Jan Janet Wise (Keyboards, Vocals)

Jan is our keyboardist and vocalist. She is a graduate of Reynoldsburg High School and Capital University. She teaches both piano and voice in her home studio and also performs with Slapdash Quartet.

Dan Dan Mazik (Stand-Up Bass and Electric Bass Guitar)

Trained on violin and switched to bass in high school

Current groups include Swing's the Thing Big Band, Take Five Jazz Quintet and the New Albany Church worship band. Dan also plays regularly with the Rick Brunetto Big Band and Slapdash Quartet.

Dan is active in the music program for the Walk to Emmaus organization and Kairos prison ministries.

Brian Brian Moore (Drums)

Brian is currently a music teacher in the Southwestern City School District where he teaches middle school band. He is the proud father of his two little Girls, Alayna and Adalyn. He has studied drumset and percussion from two of the top percussion educators in Ohio in Bruce Gerken and Guy Remonko. He holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Ohio University and a Masters Degree in Music performance from Ohio University. he is thrilled to get the opportunity to perform with Swing's the thing.

Mark Mark Snyder (Guitar)

Mark and his wife Melonie have lived in Columbus for 9 years. He is originally from central Pennsylvania and attended Penn State University where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He later went on to add to his engineering education with a minor in computer science from Central College in Pella IA. Mark performs professionally with Swing's The Thing and several local jazz duos. He also enjoys working as a paid accompanist and pit orchestra member for several school districts in the Columbus area. He is currently seeking dipLCM through London College of Music and studies privately with Charles Chewing (MA Boston Conservatory) and D,M,A Mathew Warnock of Leeds in the UK.

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