Mark Vehrencamp

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A renowned tuba player in the Portland area, Mark has been the featured guest bassist with most jazz groups and was a member of the Stumptown Jazz Band, One of Mark’s latest ventures is teaming up with legendary pianist Dick Hyman performing Jelly Roll Morton’s music. In addition to trad music, Mark’s musicial training includes […]

Alyssa Schwary

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Alyssa Schwary, singer/song writer and bandleader from the Pacific Northwest, recorded her first CD “Another Chance” was released in 1993 with Seattle musicians, John Bishop, Mark Seales and Doug Miller. “Another Chance” was voted one of the 10 best CD’s in the 1994 Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Magazine. KPLU and PBS DJ, Jim Wilke, featured Alyssa’s […]

Ed Pierce

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Ed Pierce grew up in Eureka, California, and started playing percussion at the age of eleven. In high school and college he played drums in a variety of jazz and rock groups, as well as playing steel drums in the Humboldt State University Calypso Band. After graduating from college in 1996, he moved to the […]

Pete Petersen

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Pete Petersen first became hooked on Jazz & Blues music as a teenager in Boise, Idaho, where he heard pianist Gene Harris playing in a local club. Pete was much too young to get into the club, so he would sit in the restaurant section and listen from behind the partition. A few years later […]

Paul Mazzio

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Portland native Paul Mazzio has been a top call trumpet player in the area for nearly 25 years. His early training included performing with the renowned North Texas St 1:00 lab band, and international touring and recording with the Woody Herman Orchestra. Recording credits include work with such artists as Gino Vannelli, Tom Grant, Chuck […]

David Kim

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David Kim was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and began his musical studies at age 10. As the first place winner of the Oregon Symphony’s Corbett Competition, he was featured as a soloist with the Oregon Symphony performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. David discovered jazz while attending the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy in […]

Stan Bock

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Born into a musical family, Stan began his professional musical career at the age of 15, playing “tailgate” trombone in his father’s Dixieland band. In college he studied music at Fort Hays State (Kansas), receiving his B.M.E., and then his M.M.in solo performance from the University of Northern Iowa. Stan then entered the U.S. Air […]

Ed Bennett

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Ed Bennett has long been considered one of the West Coast’s premiere string bass players. Currently living in Portland, Oregon since 1990, Ed’s work has taken him virtually everywhere in the world. He has worked with, toured internationally, or recorded with many legendary jazz figures, including: Dizzy Gillespie, Curtis Fuller, Terell Stafford, Claudio Roditi, Jeremy […]

David L. Watson (Doc)

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David Leshare Watson (Doc), Jazz vocalist, leader of “Rebirthing The Cool, Bebop N Beyond”. David is a new resident of the Portland area, relocating here from Hawaii and via the Bay Area in CA. and before that his hometown of Philadelphia, PA. In the Bay Area David had the honor of playing and singing with […]

Mary-Sue Tobin

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Mary-Sue Tobin received a Masters of Music in Saxophone Performance and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Portland State University where she served as the graduate teaching assistant for the jazz studies department. She has played and studied with many of the Portland jazz luminaries (including: Glen Moore, Darrell Grant, Thara Memory, Alan […]