PAST PERSONNEL

Tim Moore - keyboards

Moore's Code is a contemporary jazz ensemble led by pianist/composer/arranger Tim Moore. Tim has been an active musician in the DFW metroplex for around three years after living and working in Northeastern Arkansas for many years. Tim is considered on the the hardest working musician in the area. Since he has moved to Texas he has spearheaded many groups and projects both at in the community and at UNT.  

Moore's Code is based out of Denton, TX. The band consist of current and and former students of the UNT Jazz program as well as other musicians around DFW. Tim's group ranges from a 6-10 man band depending on the venue, type of event, or consumer request. Moore's Code is a smooth jazz group but can also play many neighboring genres including funk, gospel, and jazz. Tim's group play many of his original compositions along with covers and arrangements of jazz standards, and artist such as George Benson, Brian Culbertson, Victor Wooten, and even Beyonce. Moore's Code is a very high energy and exciting band that can groove as hard as anyone in the business, and can take any party or special event to that next level.

Taylor Ervin - keyboards

Hailing from the Mississippi Delta and raised on the hot dry plains of West Texas, Taylor Ervin has the look of man well worn, well traveled,  & well, intense. But don't let the intensity freak you out. Behind his rough facade lies a sensitive softie... He began playing piano at the ripe old age of three. Many hours were spent listening to his grandmother, an organ player at the local church, who, like Taylor, had also been born in Mississippi and was by default, heavily influenced by stride piano, rag time, & the blues. It was a music education of styles that would last a lifetime.

At the age of thirteen Taylor became captivated by many other styles of music ranging from King Crimson to Dream Theater as well as favorite blues heros like B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He has developed a unique blend of raw and aggressive organ riffs and melodious piano lines. Taylor met Vince at a telemarketing gig they were doing to get some cash to pay the bills. He was later asked to play with Vince on a blues cover gig with the Po' Boyz Blues Band. A couple years later and Vince asked him to help form the Vince Lujan Project. He is an orignal founding member. 

Adam Castro - saxophones

My name is Adam and I'm a senior at world-renowned University of North Texas Jazz Program. I'm originally from San Antonio and I currently live in Denton, TX.

I have a ton of experience in cover bands as well as several other styles of playing. I have played professionally for 10 years and have had the pleasure to share the stage with jazz legends such as Brad Leali (music director of Harry Connick Jr Orchestra), Richie Cole, the late great Tony Campise, Gerry Gibbs, Morgan King, Butch Miles, and most recently with Tito Puente Jr. playing at the Meyerson Symphony Center opening up for the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

I am a great soloist/ improviser, can play lead lines/ fills, can dance, drug/ drama free, professional, great sight reader, and I can really get the crowd dancing. I'm also a first call sub or primary player with several bands around DFW and South Texas such as In10city, Uncommon Ground, Downtown Fever, (The Band) DRIVE (aka Overdrive), Pavane Dance Band, Emerald City, Craig Spence Project, Vintage 15, Magic Bath Funk Band, Neon Lights The Band, The Big Swing Machine, Clean Slate Band, Prime Time Jazz Orchestra, Sentimental Journey Big Band, and The Joshua Experience just to name a few.

Some of festivals I've played at are The Texas Jazz Festival, Jazz SA'Live, St. Mary's Jazz Festival, Texas State Festival, Lab Band Madness, Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, Rio Jazz Festival, and the Texas A&M Kingsville Jazz Festival.

I have played at the best venues Texas has to offer like The Meyerson Symphony Center, The AT&T Center (San Antonio), Alamodome,The Glass Cactus, Grovers, Z Grill, Sherlocks (Addison), Sambuca Uptown, Belmont Hotel, Sullivans, Papa G's, O'Sheas, Willhoites, Sambuca 360, Scorz, Cool River, IIBros, and many others.

 

Jamie Edwards - saxophones