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About Us

Originally formed in 2019 by Sinclair College music faculty members Chris Braun, Bill Burns and John Parcell the Innovation Jazz Combo has become a fixture for sharing jazz throughout the greater Dayton region. The mission of Innovation is to entertain and educate Southwest Ohio residents via the great American art form of jazz. Innovation strives to present a fresh picture of jazz and its many forms in every performance through historical tunes and arrangements and original compositions. The ensemble started as a quintet but now regularly performs as a trio, quartet, quintet and even as a sextet. The instrumentation varies based on the needs of the audience and venue. The ensemble is composed of working freelance musicians and educators who share a unified love and passion for jazz. Innovations members include; Chris Braun on trumpet and flugelhorn, Bill Burns on baritone saxophone, Eddie Brookshire on bass, John Parcell on drums, Cameron Voorhees on guitar and Brenda Flowers on vocals and trombone. Innovation tries to reach people of all walks and backgrounds and regularly presents clinics and concerts at schools, nursing homes and retirement communities in addition to concert venues. Some past performances include the 2019 Tornado Relief Benefit Concert at the Riverscape, Troy Main Street, Wright Library Music Series, Uptown Centerville, Juneteenth Celebration at the Randolph and McCulloch Freedom’s Struggle Complex, Edison State’s Black History Month Celebration, Edison State’s Fifty Fest and an Evening with Sinclair at the Levitt Pavilion to name a few. 

Here's what people are saying;

"The Innovation Quintet has great energy.  Putting that together with an awesome set of songs and their individual musicianship made for a great concert."


Brian Potts

Operations Coordinator

Wright Memorial Public Library

"Innovation Quintet is just that...a five-piece of true innovators. Each time we host IQ, it is a great blessing of both music and education. If you want quality sounds and great people, book Innovation Quintet!"


Larry Kennon

Director of Bands

Troy Christian School

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