After graduating from Webster University, bassist Ben Wheeler began playing with some of the top jazz musicians in St. Louis. His regular gigs included backing the legendary saxophonists Willie Akins and Dave Stone, along with performing with piano virtuoso Ptah Williams. He was a member of the Jeff Lash Trio.

​​​Saxophonist Christopher Braig is the organizer of 4 = One.  He is an active composer specializing in writing music for the group.  His inclusion of flutes, percussion and self designed instruments adds a World Music element. 

Drummer Steve Davis has performed with David Liebman, Bill Evans, Richie Beirach, John Pattitucci, Walt Weiskopf, Benny Golson, Ira Sullivan and Lynne Arriale. He has over 165 recordings to his credit, including 8 of his own. Other recording credits include work with Walt Weiskopf, Conrad Herwig, Richie Beirach, Bill Evans, Kenny Werner, Tim Hagans, John Pattitucci, Manfredo Fest, and Andy LaVerne.

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Patrick Harbison's many recordings as a jazz trumpeter include a 1999 solo debut, After All. In addition to appearances as leader, his recording credits include the PsychoAcoustic Orchestra, the Blue Wisp Big Band, and David Baker's 21st Century Bebop Band.,  Pat is a long time Professor of Trumpet at Indiana University

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4 = ONE

4 = ONE is a regional band with members based in St. Louis Missouri and Bloomington Indiana.  USA

The group is dedicated to composing and performing original improvised music.

4 = One presents a dynamic live show with a unique and varied repertoire.