Our Players

The Full Count Band is new only as a group. Featuring six (6) talented and experienced Jazz and Blues musicians from the Columbus area, their sound and ability to entertain will convince you FCB has been together for many years.

Featured Players
Lady Nikki Scott – Lead Vocals


Nikki has been performing in the Columbus area since high school. Nikki’s very dynamic vocal range and energetic stage presence are winning fans wherever Lady Nikki takes the stage. Her amazing lead vocals with The Full Count Band shows off her jazz licks!

 JohnStaff John Carson – Saxophone & Flute

John plays Baritone, Tenor, Alto, and Soprano Saxophones as well as Flute.

Playing professionally for over 40 years, John is from Winter Haven, Florida. He clocked 5 years on the road in various bands, before moving to Newark, Ohio. His Columbus area experience includes a wide range of genres from R&B to dance music to jazz.

John plays Yanagisawa & Selmer Saxophones and Armstrong Flute.


Duane Gaskins – Bass Guitar

Duane is one of the Columbus area’s better known musicians. Born and raised in Canton, Ohio and playing bass guitar since the age of 14, he has experience with a variety of music types, but he is most at home with Jazz and R&B.

Duane plays the Ibanez and LTV 5-string basses.

 CharlesStaff Charles Lewis – Drums

Charles, is explosive, experienced and has a strong rhythmic foundation on the drums.

Born in Mansfield, Ohio, he was exposed to music by his grandparents by singing in the choir. Playing the drums since age 14, he performed with various bands in the Mansfield area before moving to Columbus in the summer of 1976. He has logged over 30 years of professional playing experience!

He plays Ludwig and Yamaha drums.

Victor Martin – Lead Guitar

Victor is from Columbus, Ohio. He has been playing guitar for 42 years, performing 8 years nationwide with national acts. Tasteful, smooth, electrifying are all words that come to mind when we listen to Victor.

Victor plays Fender Guitars with a Mesa Boogie Amp.

 JimStaff Jim Werts – Keyboards

 Jim is from the Dayton, Ohio area started classical piano lessons at the age of six. Jim began playing in bands from 1969, and covered many styles of music including R&B, classic rock, horn bands, Latin, funk and jazz.   In 1976 Jim had the opportunity to work the road with many Dance, Funk, Rock, Country and Las Vegas style show bands

Jim performs with Kurzweil PC88 and Roland FA08 Keyboards.