Pianist Connor Mahoney is an accomplished pianist and composer and considers himself fortunate to have learned to play from top performers, including Ron Teixeira and Kenny Clarke while growing up on the Space Coast. He is a well-known face at the piano playing regularly with diverse groups such as the Cosmic Jazz Ensemble led by trumpeter and former astronaut Winston Scott, as well as Louisiana phenomena Sybil Gage and Her Merry Band of Royal Catahoulas.
Our bassist, Al Dodds, is a music teacher having taught instrumental music full-time at every educational level in private and public schools. He earned a Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music Education with emphasis in Jazz Studies degrees at University of North Texas, as well as studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston…
Pianist Steve Kirsner has provided many happy hours at Heidi’s Jazz Club. A retired dentist, Kirsner divided his time between being a club pianist and being the property manager for Brevard County real estate owned by his family. Most of Kirsner’s piano playing in recent years has been at Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach, where he performs.
Cocoa Beach has a brand new Park Garage right across the street from our entrance! Beautifully illuminated, and very nicely accessible with elevators and restrooms.