Barton Polot is Chair of the Department of Music at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan, where he teaches electronic music and music theory. His doctorate from U-M is in Music Education, he served on the faculty of U-M and University of Toledo, and he launched the successful Ann Arbor Community High School jazz program. Polot is also a music advocate, and he has served on the board of the Michigan Philharmonic, Michigan Jazz Festival and the Southeastern Michigan Jazz Association, among others. For 15 years, he was the house pianist at Ann Arbor’s Gandy Dancer restaurant in Ann Arbor in the ‘70s & ‘80s. His repertoire is extensive, and he often takes requests.