Madeleine Vandel, vocals, attends Northwest Nazarene University, and has grown up singing in churches. In high school she performed at small house concerts in Leavenworth, Washington. She also sings in the University Choir, plays in the orchestra at NNU and takes voice lessons with Linda Schmidt. She has a background in musical theater from numerous Leavenworth Summer Theater productions, high school productions, and the production of Into the Woods at NNU. Her jazz group was recently featured at The Riverside Hotel on Jazz Mondays, sponsored by the Idaho Jazz Education Endowment organization.
Quinn Van Paepeghem, guitar, is enjoying his 41st year as a music educator. He is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at Northwest Nazarene University, directing the Northwesterners vocal jazz ensemble, assisting in the music education program, teaching Choral Methods and Jazz Guitar. Quinn grew up in the Boise valley, graduating from Meridian High School. He holds Music Education degrees from the University of Oregon, and Boise State University. Prior to his university appointments, he taught high school choral music for 34 years. Quinn is an avid jazz guitarist, and heads his own jazz quintet with his wife, Shirley. He has performed with the Cascade Festival of Music All-Star Big Band, (Bend, OR), and played for Rosana, Eckert, Karrin Alyson, Pete Cristlieb, Alyssa Schwary, Bobby Shew, Rob Verdi and others.
Gregorio Gonzalez, bass, is from Kent, WA and is the seventh child of a family of nine children. He has been playing music since fourth grade. He started out playing orchestral music, and in church. As an adult he has branched out to various genres including funk and jazz. He is the bassist for 12th Jazz and NNU Northwesterners Jazz Choir.