Phred Mileski has been described as “one of New England’s finest song stylists.” Her astonishing vocal range and engaging stage presence have earned her critical acclaim and airplay in the U.S. and across Europe. Her jazz quartet, Phred & Friends, includes three of the best musicians in the area. James Hunter, bassist, performs with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony and also leads his own jazz group. John Moore is accomplished as both a jazz and rock drummer, and he has performed with many of the region’s finest musicians. Pianist Bil Groth completed studies in jazz improvisation and composition at the Berklee College of Music and has performed all over the U.S. He teaches piano and is a busy freelancer who plays in several area bands, including his own jazz group.