About shortFUZE

shortFUZE began in 2017 when drummer Jerry Bazil reunited with keyboardist Kevin Allen Piatkowski after 40 years. They played together in 80s prog and wave bands and went in different directions in the 90s.
In 2021 they added bassist Scotty Vincent, and guitarist Grant Mulvahill joined in 2023 to form this exciting jazz/rock fusion band, performing jazz, rock, blues, funk and original music.

'Keyboard Kevin' Allen Piatkowski

'Keyboard Kevin' has been playing keyboards since 1967.  His combination of formal training and electronics background has been significant to his art for playing technique and sound development.  Kevin has performed everything from classical rock and alternative to heavy industrial.  Some of the acts he performed in include Rare Gift, Natasha (with Jerry “Snake” Bazil), The Chant, Underground Public, Car Full of Idiots, and Ring to name a few.  Kevin has composed music for his bands, as well as for art/fashion shows and movie soundtracks.  After a short hiatus, Kevin has joined up with previous and new bandmates, and has geared up for his next music adventure with shortFUZE.

Jerry 'Snake' Bazil

Jerry 'Snake' Bazil began studying guitar in Detroit at age 8 and then drums at age 9. He played snare drum in his high school marching band and tympani in the concert band. Early influences were Ginger Baker, Carmine Appice, Bill Bruford and Carl Palmer. He studied jazz influences Billy Cobham, Lenny White and Tony Williams. He moved to Austin, TX in the mid 70's to become part of the fusion scene lead by the Electromagnets. He was lucky to jam with Eric Johnson. He toured the southwest with rock and jazz bands, notably recording with Shiva's Headband. He returned to Detroit in 1979 and joined RUR in the emerging Detroit punk scene centered around Bookie's Club 870 . In the early 80s he formed Natasha incorporating synthesizers and drum machines, and performed and recorded with Ron Asheton (Stooges) in Dark Carnival. He later formed and fronted the techno band Snake and the Charmers playing guitar, keyboards and electronic percussion. In the 90s Snake returned to his main passion and joined the original high powered funk trio the Wooden Boogers on drums. 2003-2016, he performed in many rock, funk, jazz, big band and country bands in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. He has had group and 1:1 instruction with mentors Tommy Igoe, Dave Weckl, Jojo Meyer, Peter Erskine, Thomas Lang and David Garibaldi. He has shared the stage with members of Tower of Power, Aretha Franklin, the Austin-Moro band, Mitch Ryder, the Romantics, the Stooges and more. Currently living in Michigan, he is performing jazz fusion with shortFUZE, big band with Rare Form, and rocking blues with the Smokin' 45s. 

Grant 'G' Mulvahill

Grant "G" Elliot Mulvahill was music inspired at a young age. Doing Elvis impressions as a 6 year old, admiring his parents music they played such as Barry Manilow. Also, hearing his older sisters blasting music through the house. Def Leppard, 38 special, Bob Seager, J. Giles, AC/DC, Queen and many more including Detroit rock bands. The decision to get deep into the art came much later though, in 1986 the age of 16 when he started playing guitar. Over the years "G" has been in numerous original rock bands and was primary composer for Caught in the Middle, Fate Train and the G Elliot project. He continues to write his own music as well as collaborate and perform with local composer Pete Iannuzzi for the progressive rock band "Black November" . He is also currently playing with local rock band "Cover Stories". Along the way he's always had one foot in the jazz/blues camp. Influenced by Miles, Coltrane, SRV, Robben Ford, Scofield, Jeff Beck, Scott Henderson to name a few. Combined with his Prog rock influences, Tool, Rush, King Crimson and many more. He is supported by his incredible wife Cindy and 4 daughters, Sara, Samantha, Sabrina and Sophia. When not playing music he likes to spend time with family, watch sports and go to gym. Also, have a pint or 2 with friends.

Scott 'Scotty' Vincent

Scott 'Scotty' Vincent has been making noise on various instruments since he was a toddler. The son of a trumpet player and a retired music teacher, Scotty has been known as an accomplished bassist from Detroit to Denver and back. Scotty began playing violin at age 4 until he could finally reach the keys of a piano at age 5. At 13, Scotty started studying jazz guitar with Earl Norris in Midland, MI. Scotty picked up the bass guitar a few years later and an upright bass a few years after that. Scotty has played in a variety of bands ranging from country to jazz to metal to R&B and has shared the stage with the likes of Andy Hall, Chris Pandolfi, and Jeremy Garrett (The Infamous Stringdusters), Bill Nershi (The String Cheese Incident/ Emmit-Nershi Band), Tyler Grant (Grant Farm), Joel Searls (Genetics), Neal Evans (Dopapod), Larry McCray, Gangstagrass, Jeff Austin (YSMB/ Jeff Austin Band), Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass), Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), and Josh Shilling (Mountain Heart). Scotty also has done session work for various hip-hop projects around Michigan. Sometimes, he goes golfing.