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Joel Pirard
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Joel Pirard has been playing, writing, and recording original rock music for  years, as a guitarist, bassist and keyboardist, and vocalist  In 1981, Joel met Don Pitz,. Joel and Don played together in ALASKA, (featuring Dan Palladino),   Tombstone and ANTHEM. In 1985, Joel answered a call for a keyboardist for THE ALIENZ, where he met Arno Tietje. Arno and Joel soon became fast friends, and thus the seeds of THE JDA PROJECT were sown. JDA has released 4 CDs,  A Fine TIme,  Through A Moving Window.  Syzygy,  and Dropstones.
Don Pitz
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Arno Tietje
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Don Pitz is JDA's primary lead vocalist. He also plays keyboards, guitar, bass, and percussion. Don first encountered Joel in the band ALASKA, and when that band folded they both separately auditioned for a local hot cover band called ANTHEM, and as luck would have it, both got in!  At the same time Joel had been playing with THE ALIENZ and introduced Don ( then with the Clamour) to Arno, so the association was born which lead eventually to the formation of THE JDA PROJECT

Arno Tietje is the primary lead guitarist in .THE JDA PROJECT  Arno also sings, plays bass, percussion,  lap steel guitar, and harmonica. Arno also writes much of THE JDA PROJECT's material, and is a gifted arranger. His JDA association began with Joel joining his band THE ALIENZ.  In 1997, when  THE JDA PROJECT 's first recorded  together,  the  real 'magic' was born. The rest is history.

Robbie Offerman
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Robert (Robbie) Offerman is a fixture on the local music scene is well known to many Westchester musicians and fans alike. His solid drumming and quick memory for obscure songs has made him a valuable asset to many a rock and roll outfit. . Most notably, in  ‘The Clamour’: starting in 1980 with gigs at ‘The Rising Sun’.  As it turns out later versions of the Clamour included former JDA Project drummer Chris Sottile. Recently he has recorded and played with the now defunct Lord Saytr & The Surf Gods a  surf-punk band. Now currently with ‘The Toddlers’, and The JDA Project, Robbie is a drummer who has done and continues to do it all! 

Larry Lipshutz
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Lawrence "Larry" Lipshutz studied trumpet and piano as a child. He majored in classical guitar in college.Lawrence has been playing electric bass since the age of sixteen. A native of Lexington, Mass. He has played in rock and blues bands in and around Boston, Denver, San Francisco, and New York.On occasion, he solos on classical guitar. A resident of Edgewater NJ, Lawrence also served as music director of the Edgewater Music and Arts Council.