The boys favor the music of such jazz legends as Charlie Parker and Count Basie. Earlier this year, they attended a concert at the Berks Jazz Fest featuring new-breed jazz musicians, the Anat Cohen Quartet with jazz piano prodigy Eldar (Eldar E. Djangirov), at Reading Area Community College’s Miller Center.
Can you believe that Dane and his fellow musicians are only 13 years of age and eighth-graders? Dane and Tanner attend Kutztown Middle School and actually met in the school band led by Carl Zeplin. Nick, who has known Dane since pre-school, attends Brandywine Heights Middle School in Topton.
“These kids have such dedication and talent,” Becker said. “They’re just amazing. I guess you can say we parents are the roadies.”