is a saxophonist and composer who has played his original music in Atlanta and around the Southeast for over 30 years now. Past musical associates include The Bazooka Ants, pianist Michael J. Smith, Darryl Rhoades, and the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra. Jeff currently leads two other trios, the Jeff Crompton Trio and Three Way Mirror. and is a member of the Sataraš Quartet. Jeff writes most of the music played by the EST.
plays guitar as well as saxophone, and was named Instrumentalist of the Year in 2015 by Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s arts and entertainment paper. Ben was an important part of the funk collective Noot ‘d’ Noot until that band’s breakup; these days he can be heard with West End Motel and the instrumental rock trio Purkinje Shift in addition to the EST.
is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston; he found his way to Atlanta some 20 years ago. His massive baritone sax sound is well known to Atlanta music fans from his years with Lie and Swell, and can be heard with the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra. Bill is Education Director of the Atlanta Young Singers.