Musicians

Highland Chamber Players

Founding Member

Owners: Ray and Lisa Weaver, Wayne Krigger, Jane Halliday

Established: 1982

Services: We perform for weddings of denominations throughout Kentucky. We have the largest and most varied repertoire of any String Quartet in the state.

Member Statement: “We believe in the right of all adults to marry whomever they choose.” 

Contact: Ray Weaver

Phone: (502) 345-5485 

Email: violiner1@hotmail.com

Website:  www.highlandplayers.com

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/HighlandChamberPlayers?ref=hl


Swing '39

General Member

“It's about swing, it’s about Django, it’s about fun!”

Owners: Ben Andrews, Ken Allday, Jane Halliday, John Thornberry

Established: 1997 

Services: SWING ’39 emulates the music created by gypsy guitarist D'jango Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grapelli. Along with their cohorts in the quintet of the Hot Club of Paris, Django and Grapelli crafted a unique style music – a mixture of American jazz and Parisian dance hall music spiced with Gypsy stylings – now referred to as “hot club" or “gypsy jazz. Swing ‘39 plays the original compositions of D'jango as well as popular tunes by composers such as Cole Porter, Gershwin, and Ellington in this style. The result is music that is energetic, sassy, and lots of fun. 

Member Statement: “Gypsy Jazz, like marriage, belongs to everyone..

Contact: Ben Andrews

Phone: (502) 552-5174

Email: Swing39@Swing39.com

Website: http://www.swing39.com/

Social Media Links:

www.facebook.com/Swing39band

www.facebook.com/groups/108970375798484/


Tommy Cook

Founding Member

Owner: Tommy Cook, Guitarist

Services: Tommy is a seasoned guitarist who specializes in wedding ceremonies. By combining classical training with styles such as folk and jazz, he provides a musical set that is personalized for each couple. He often adds a violin and upright bass for an experience that is both subtle and elegant.

Member Statement: “With friends and family in the LGBT community, Tommy has seen firsthand the beauty of committed relationships and the damage caused by abuse and exclusion.  Although it’s a small role, providing beautiful music without judgment is one step closer to honoring LGBT marriages equally.”

Contact: Tommy Cook

Phone: (502) 445-8835

Email: tommy.cook@gmail.com

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/tommy.cook.9440