A member of The Lakeside Singers since its inception, Keith earned his Bachelors in Music Education from Elmhurst College, and his Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy at Northeastern Illinois University. He is currently teaching private voice and instrumental students in Western Springs, Bolingbrook, and at Naperville North High School. Keith enjoys acting as conductor, vocalist, and trumpet player for a community big band, and is an active adjudicator for the Chicago Public Schools. He continues his audiophile hobby by repairing vintage audio gear. Yes, he listens to vinyl, and still buys tubes. Originally from Matteson, IL, Keith now resides in Bolingbrook.
Andrew studied at the prestigious College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, with Mary Ellen Tanner, a close friend and colleague of Rosemary Clooney. He sat in with great musicians in the Cincinnati jazz scene—John Von Ohlen (drummer for Stan Kenton) and Cal Collins (West Coast guitarist for Benny Goodman). His mentors on the trumpet include teacher and clinician, Pat Harbison, and the world-renowned trumpet guru, William Adam. Andrew headlines Fridays at the Peninsula in the heart of the Magnificent Mile and has appeared at the Green Mill, Pops for Champagne, the Pump Room, and Green Dolphin Street. As an educator, Andrew has also been a featured clinician for school groups throughout the US. He has performed with Ira Sullivan, Bobby Caldwell, Ron Hawking, Rob Parton, Fred Hersch, Paul Leim, Brent Mason, Jimmy Nichols, Joe Chemay, Scott Burns, Ted Sirota, Bob Bowker, Darmon Meader, the Phil Degreg Trio and, of course, the Lakeside Singers.
Ned sang with the Chicago Symphony Chorus for 15 seasons, performing as a soloist in “Moses Und Aaron” under Pierre Boulez during their Berlin tour and singing in their Grammy winning recording of “Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg.” He has been active in local theatre and is a member of Northminster Presbyterian Chancel Choir. Ned grew up in Tucson, is a University of Arizona alumni and works as a futures broker for EDF Man Capital Markets. He and his wife Heidi also perform in an Evanston-based funk band called Chicken Bone.
Dan Mackey received his undergraduate degree from Roosevelt University-CCPA, in vocal performance. He is currently a soloist for North shore opera hour, a small, Evanston-Skokie based opera company. He also is the bass soloist and section leader for a west side Catholic Church. Dan teaches voice in a suburban high school and music studio, and is currently studying vocal pedagogy at Northeastern Illinois University.
Jon is a studio singer, composer, freelance producer, woodwind player and keyboard player in the Chicago music scene. His voice, instruments and writing have been heard on hundreds of radio and television commercials worldwide for over 30 years. Jon produced more than 700 tracks and 70+ CDs for the pre-school music program Kindermusik. He has performed with Celine Dion, Bob Hope, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, Denis Leary, Joan Rivers, Enuff Z’nuff, Debbie Reynolds & Donald O’Connor, Eddie Arnold, The Lennon Sisters, Dennis DeYoung and Styx, among others. With his wife Jacque, he operates Momcat Music, a music production company producing children’s music, church music and industrials for corporations and commercials.
Dan has performed in professional and community venues all over Chicago and the suburbs, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolis Performing Arts Center and Court Theatre. A lifelong resident of Chicago, he studied at Roosevelt University. As a member of the band The Embraceables, Dan released an album (Stories, 2010) and performed in twelve cities as part of a twelve-stop tour to New York. He regularly sings with the Schola Cantorum Cathedralis at Holy Name Cathedral, and can be heard on Voices on the Dark Side's a capella Dark Side of the Moon (VOCOMOTION Records, 2006). Most recently, Daniel appeared in the ensemble of Paramount Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, American bass-baritone Vince Wallace is a versatile performer with broad performing experience ranging from skilled ensemble performances to a variety of solo roles and orchestral appearances. Currently based in Chicago, Mr. Wallace appears regularly with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grammy Award-winning Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Grant Park Music Festival, William Ferris Chorale, Lakeside Singers, Bella Voce and numberous churches in the area. Recently, Vince was awarded 1st place in the Utah Festival Opera Concorso Lirico International Opera Competition which led to his being sent to Alessandra, Italy, to represent the United States as an international finalist in the Concorso Internazionale di Musica, Cappuccilli - Patane - Resphigi (2013). Locally, he has been seen as a soloist with the Schola Angelorum (2013) and DePaul Community Chorus, Elgin Symphony/Master Singers and DuPage Chorale (2015). His upcoming engagements include performing the role of Orpheus in Jason and the Argonauts with Lyric Opera of Chicago’s outreach program, Lyric Unlimited (Fall 2016) and covering the role of Dizzy Gillespie in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird (Spring 2017). Vince can also be seen singing the National Anthem for various Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs games.