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Glenn Broadhead (baritone sax, clarinet, vocals, arranger, leader) led many bands in his home state of California, including Redwood Jazz and the Pretty Big Band of the Headlands. In Chicago, his big-band charts are played by Ted Hogarth's Mulligan Mosaics, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners, Bill Gilardin's Chicago Grandstand, and other area groups.
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Michael Daly (bass) graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in jazz composition. His credits as a bassist include work with Barrett Deems, Frank D'Rone, Rick and John Frigo, Mike Jeffers, Shawn Maxwell, Herb Pomeroy, Ira Sullivan, and Zvonomir Tot, as well as with John Baney, Wallace Burton, Orbert Davis, Johnnie Farren, Lou Gregory, Larry Harris, Rusty Jones, Dan McIntyre, Bob Perna, Herb Jim Ryan, Nick Schneider, Don Stille, Tom Vaitsas. He recently played with Frank Lamphere's Rat Pack Trio at Jilly's Naperville every Thursday through Saturday.
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Steve Koerner(lead soprano sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, flute) has appeared with Zoot Sims, Makoto Ozone, A.C. Reed, Albert Collins, Phil Wilson, and many Chicago-area gigging bands.
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Steve Magnone (drums) teaches jazz ensemble at Triton College. He has drummed locally with Steve Hashimoto, Marshall Vente, Brian Riordan (Seven Facets), and many, many others.
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Mario Mongello (lead tenor sax, flute, bass clarinet) is a graduate of Northwestern University in saxophone performance. He is also a high-school music teacher.
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Bill Reda (guitar) has played with the Moonlighters big band and dozens of jazz combos in the Chicago area. With Glenn Broadhead and Michael Daly, he is a member of Safe Sax's band-within-a-band, the Halfway to Dawn Trio.
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Herman Reyes (lead alto sax, tenor sax, flute) has played with Don Sadofsky’s Revolutionary Swing Orchestra, Funktion, Bill O’Connell Big Band (now the Chicago Skyliners), Salful Rumba (African salsa), and the gigging bands “5 aftr 5” and Dinner@Eight He has backed singers Gina Gibson and Kate Foley.
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