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Gypsy Caravan generally performs as a quartet with lead guitar, rhythm guitar, sax, and acoustic bass, but can perform in any format, such as a trio, or duo as required
David Clarke ~ lead guitar

David began his musical quest on the ukelele at age 3. He started clarinet in the 5th grade, and got serious with the guitar at age 12. At 13 he was performing gigs, and played in the pit band for Waterville Opera House' production of "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris." He did a four year stint with the Air Force Band, playing in rock and jazz ensembles in Mississippi, touring the southern coast; The Philippines, touring Japan, Korea, Okinawa, Guam and Hawaii; and at Travis Air Force Base in California. He moved back to Maine in 1986, opening up David's Music, a local retail store where he taught music lessons and performed in local bands. He started a band called DC-3, which won the Belfast Bay Festival Battle of the Bands three years running. Over the next 25 years he has played with such bands as Faceplant, Tonto Lavec, The Willy Kelly Band, The Hemmens, The Bel-Isle Trio/Quintet, and The Elevator Pilots. He completed his Bachelors in Music Education from UMA and UMO in 1995. He is currently still performing with Roundabout, Sistalicious, Three Button Deluxe, The Ann Delaney Trio, Bel-Isle, The Novel Jazz Septet and Jump City Jazz with Brian Catell.
Dan Clarke ~ rhythm guitar

Dan is originally from Ohio, where he got his start on the guitar in 1958. He has studied with Ralph Russo and Mary Osborne. He studied art and theatre at Hiram College and is an accomplished artist in figure drawing and landscape painting. He also worked in commercial arts while in Connecticut in the 1960's. He moved his family to Maine in 1971. He has performed in various ensembles to include Novel Jazz, The Monday Night Jazz Orchestra, and continues weekly in a jazz duo with Bob Lombardi at Havana's in Bar Harbor in the summer and fall season.
Chris Poulin ~ rhythm guitar

Chris Poulin began playing guitar at the age of 9. At this young age, he wore out the needle on his first record player while listening to the Beatles. Chris went on to get a Bachelor's degree in jazz from UMA, and a Master's degree in jazz and classical guitar from Youngstown State University in Ohio. While at YSU, Chris, (together with the YSU big band), won an award in the jazz world's premiere magazine, Downbeat, for the best college big band in the US. Chris has been a composer and a performer for 20 years in numerous jazz, blues, funk, and reggae groups throughout the US and on cruise ships in the Caribbean. He has performed with jazz artists such as Kenny Burrell, Sean Jones, Bob Moses, James Weidman, and Deborah Davis. More recently, Chris headlined the Hope Jazz Festival with the Pavvo Carey Quartet. Chris's influences include Wes Montgomery, B.B. King, Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, and Bob Marley.
Wayne Delano ~ saxes, clarinet

Wayne was born in AuGres, Michigan, and studied music at Interlochen Arts Academy, Central Michigan University and University of North Texas (1990-93). He has received Outstanding Performer Awards from the Detroit Montreux Jazz Festival in 1984, Aquinas College Jazz Festival of 1986, Elmhurst College (Chicago) in 1985, and Notre Dame Jazz Festival of 1990. He has recorded with Joe McBride, University of North Texas One-O-Clock Lab Band, Nestor Torres, Sipho Guemede, Hugh Masekala. He has also appeared on several other Heads-Up Records Compilations with Dave Zoller, Joel Fountain, and the Jim Widner Orchestra.

Wayne has toured in the US and Internationally with Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Joe Mcbride, Jimi Tunnel, and many other Dallas based ensembles including: Dallas Unlimited, Emerald City, Moving Colors, and the Wayne DeLano Jazz Quartet.

Wayne has also performed with jazz greats Phil Woods, Michael and Randy Brecker, Chaka Khan, Freddie Hubbard, James Moody, Bobby Shew, Jimmy Cobb and others.
Scott Rapaport ~ saxes, clarinet

Scott studied music in New Orleans and at U-Maine. He has led his own Eastern Standard Trio for many years. He's an exceptional vocalist and instrumentalist and is currently a licensed clinical counselor in the Bangor area.
Herb Maine ~ acoustic bass

Herb is an in demand bass player in the mid-coast region. He is a member of Novel Jazz Septet and plays often with Mickey Felder. He is a former head selectman on Chebeague Island and works as a computer tech for Sevee & Maher Engineers in Cumberland.
Ezra Rugg ~ acoustic bass

Ezra Rugg formed the group Antigravity in 1995, a favorite on college campuses and clubs throughout New England that features Ezra?s unique fusion of jazz and funk original compositions. He studied acoustic bass with New York session player Ben Street, electric bass with local legend Glen Dubois, Afro-Cuban percussion with Al Delgado, and drums with Steve Grover. As a recording engineer, Ezra has produced albums with local groups Tree By Leaf, Shawn Mercer, the Straight Up Jazz Trio, and Shades Of Blue. He also produces jingles for local radio. Ezra has been frequently featured on Friday Night Jazz with host Rich Tozier on MPBN radio.
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