Band Biography

The Fine Colombians

The look and sound of Steely Dan, fronted by “Dr. K”, pianist, singer, musicologist, classical music composer and faculty member of the music department at Brevard College.

It started with a date at a bar in 2017.  Get some jazz cats and assorted other musicians together to learn a bunch of Dan tunes for an one-off event.  Play a show and entertain some friends.  It was so much fun, maybe lets do another … and another … and now …

The Fine Colombians have become a must-see institution.  Performing multiple sold out shows at the 250-seat Open Chord venue in Knoxville plus years of numerous dates all over the southeast the band has acquired a deserved reputation for being THE ultimate tribute featuring top-notch musicianship and spot-on recreations of Steely Dan classics, hits, and deep cuts.

We hope to see you soon!

Band Members

Piano & Lead Vocals

Dr. Kenneth Scott Eggert

Dr. K, lead singer, keyboardist, arranger, and music director for TFC has performed in all kinds of groups including rock bands, Native American powwow ensembles, African and Jamaican steel drum ensembles and wedding bands. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition from the University of Georgia and composes classical music when not performing with TFC or the Marion NC-based band Gotcha Groove. He teaches music theory and composition at Brevard College and lives in Asheville, NC.


Scott Robbins

Scott Robbins plays Lakland 44-64 and Fender Precision bass guitars with GHS strings, Ampeg SVT amplifiers, Avatar and Mesa Boogie bass cabinets.


Kevin Krapf

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Masters of Music in Jazz Percussion, University of Tennessee. In recent years he has continued his pursuit of drumming excellence by studying with world renowned jazz drummer Gregory Hutchinson. As an educator he gives private lessons out of his studio and serves as drum instructor for the Knoxville Jazz Workshop. As a performer he can be seen locally playing with jazz artists Greg Tardy, Will Boyd, Taber Gable, and Sam Adams. Most recently, he played percussion for Tito Puente Jr’s latin jazz ensemble at the Bijou Theatre.


Dave Eckman

"You're one funky cat" - George Clinton, after seeing Supa Dave on stage. "Supa Dave" Eckman has been playing saxophone for 35 years and has a B.A. in Music from the University of South Florida. Dave plays in multiple bands including The Fine Colombians, Mighty Blue, City Limit and Soulfinger.

Tenor Saxophone

Robert Knapp

B.A., music, William Paterson College, M.A., music, University of Tennessee. Saxophone teacher and woodwind instrument repair specialist. Co-author of the book "Hearing The Changes" published by Schott Music. Has performed with Kenny Rogers, Buddy Rich, Lou Rawls, Jimmy McGriff, Richard "Groove" Holmes and numerous other artists.


Michelle Williams


Meredith Whitehead

Meredith began singing as a child in church and has spent her entire life singing with show bands, wedding bands, R&B groups and currently along with fellow Fine Colombians backup singer Michelle Williams is part of the acoustic trio Freequency.


Mike Spirko

Mike Spirko holds a B.A. in Music Education from the University of Tennessee.

In addition to TFC, Mike is the co-founder and leader of swing jazz band The Streamliners, a member of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and plays small jazz combo dates.


Jake Byrd

Professional guitar instructor.

B.A. in Studio Music and Jazz Studies, University of Tennessee.