Lola graduated from Central Michigan University with a major in Music Education. She has been singing professionally with her multi-instrumentalist jazz musician husband Dave Youngman for 10 years. Prior to that she taught Music at an elementary school in Wake County for 12 years. She wrote most of the songs her students performed at shows and competitions. Lola currently teaches piano and sings in several groups, but one of her favorite groups is Thelonious!!! Rehearsing with them is so much fun, Lola says. They’re great! For more information on Lola, go to

Mike Edwards

Left brain meets right brain. Eats left-handed, serves right-handed. Native North Carolinian who didn’t move (back) until age 30. Born at Duke Hospital, Masters from UNC. IT consultant who likes to pen tunes, too. But not all is opposition. Father of two wonderful children, alumnus of the Brown University Jabberwocks, and the 90’s era triangle based “Voices Only” a cappella group. Mike is proudly resident in bustling Hillsborough.
Although Tim is an awesome Sax, keyboard, and flute player, the thing many people love best is to hear him sing! In Thelonious, since most tunes are performed with no instruments, Tim’s velvet voice really comes shining through. Tim has a bachelors in Jazz Sax Performance from Oberlin Conservatory. He was in the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Hobex, Jazz Squad, Soulsearchers, Sol and Funk Root, Countdown Quartet, Mr Coffee and the Creamers, The Beast, and the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra. Tim has toured nationally and internationally. He has made TV appearances on Conan O’Brian, Regis and Kathy Lee, Sesame Street, and on NC Public TV. For more info go to Tim on Facebook

Colleen Kehoe

Our newest member!

Cindi Johnson

Cindi is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in Raleigh. She graduated from the Universityof South Carolina with a degree in Music Education. She taught Kindergarten in Wake County for 31 years. Cindi began her professional singing career in Raleigh at Jungs Far East.  She performed solo in various clubs and hotels (such as Capital City Club and North Raleigh Hilton) and then with The Headliners.  She currently serves as a music director for a local church and performs as a guest artist for NC churches.  When she isn’t singing, she is happily tending her flower gardens and photographing the flowers, birds and bees in her garden. Cindi is excited to be singing harmony with Thelonious.
Advice from Thelonious Monk – namesake for our group – jazz icon born in Rocky Mount, NC
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