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Joel Pirard has been playing, writing, and recording original rock music for years, as a guitarist, bassist and keyboardist. In 1981, Joel met DON PITZ Joel and Don played together in ALASKA, (featuring Dan Palladino), Tombstone and ANTHEM. In 1985, Joel answered a call for a keyboardist for THE ALIENZ, where he met ARNO TIETJE. Arno and Joel soon became fast friends, and thus the seeds of THE JDA PROJECT were sown. JDA has released 3 CDs, A Fine TIme, Through A Moving Window. Now with their 3rd CD SYZYGY, JDA is ready to rock!
Don Pitz is JDA's primary lead vocalist. He also plays keyboards, guitar, bass, and percussion. Don first encountered Joel in the band ALASKA, and when that band folded they both separately auditioned for a local hot cover band called ANTHEM, and as luck would have it, both got in! At the same time Joel had been playing with THE ALIENZ and introduced Don to Arno, so the association was born which lead eventually to the formation of THE JDA PROJECT
Arno Tietje is the primary lead guitarist in .THE JDA PROJECT Arno also sings, plays bass, percussion, lap steel guitar, and harmonica. Arno also writes much of THE JDA PROJECT's material, and is a gifted arranger. His JDA association began with Joel joining his band THE ALIENZ. In 1997, when THE JDA PROJECTfirst recorded together, the real 'magic' was born. . The rest is history.
Lawrence "Larry" Lipsen studied trumpet and piano as a child. He majored in classical guitar in college.Lawrence has been playing electric bass since the age of sixteen. A native of Lexington, Mass. He has played in rock and blues bands in and around Boston, Denver, San Francisco, and New York.On occasion, he solos on classical guitar. A resident of Edgewater NJ, Lawrence also serves as music director of the Edgewater Music and Arts Council.
Christopher Scott (drums, vocals) has worked the club scene in Rock and Top 40 bands over the years.His influences in drummng range from Dino Dinelli and Carmine Appice the the great Buddy Rich.He has fused these influences into his own style while studying with jazz legend Elvin Jones. Chris has worked with Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge) for many years and Robert Sarzo (Hurricane). He has both road and studio experience to spare. He also is an accomplished vocalist and adds an extra dimension to the JDA sound.