“[Misnomer’s] music is as exciting as it is uncategorizable. The nine-piece, horn-centric outfit blends jazz fusion, deep funk, instrumental hip hop, and modern classical to create an intoxicating sound that’s unlike anything else in town.”
— Flagpole Magazine
Michael Meo (trumpet) is an active teacher and performer in the Atlanta and Athens area. Currently, Michael is requested as a trumpet player across genres. He has worked with groups such as Band of Horses, Orquestra MaCuba, East Coast Entertainment Bands, Futurebirds, and Emerald Empire Band. In 2017, Michael graduated with degrees in music and business from the University of Georgia, where he studied with Phil Smith, Brandon Craswell, and Dave D'Angelo. He was featured as a soloist with the university’s premiere wind ensemble, brass band, and jazz band in concert over 15 times, including the Hodgson Wind Ensemble’s tour across Panama. In addition to serving as principal with the Hodgson Wind Ensemble and the UGA Symphony Orchestra, he has performed as principal/lead trumpet for 3 orchestral festivals across 4 different countries.
Josh Klein (trumpet) has studied both classical and jazz literature for 7 years. He graduated with degrees in music theory and trumpet performance from the University of Georgia. His motivation to create and perform music comes from a deep desire to translate the complex emotions we all experience into sound.
José Moran (alto saxophone) is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he pursued a biochemistry and molecular biology major and a jazz minor. Encouraged by his mother to play a musical instrument, he began playing saxophone in 6th grade. He began studying jazz his first year at the university.José's music influences include Robert Glasper, John Coltrane, Miguel Zenon, Moonchild, Stefano di Battista, Bill Evans, Cal Tjader, Jaco Pastorius, Eddie Palmieri, and Mario Bauza.
Chandler Greer (tenor saxophone) is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in philosophy and a jazz minor. Chandler's interest in music began at age 11, when he attended his first jazz concert. Ever since then, Chandler has made it his mission to spend his life performing and writing music. Chandler's musical influences include Dexter Gordon, Mario Castro, Donnie Hathaway, Shaun Martin, Bill Laurance, J Cole, Frank Ocean, Lauryn Hill, and Stevie Wonder.