Sax Section

Dan Hallberg
Dan HallbergAlto Sax
“The Grandson of a Trumpet player, Dan is from Indiana, not far from where Conn, Buescher and Martin once manufactured the finest saxophones in the world. Dan played in big bands in both High School and College, before closeting his horn. After realizing he still had some music in him, he dusted off his sax and joined up with Nopo.”

Lance Rawlings
Lance RawlingsTenor Sax
Lance runs his family construction business by day and coaxes swinging sounds from his tenor sax by night. He is a skilled cabinet maker, but he returned to his love of jazz performance eight years ago to find more balance. It is a real joy in his life!
Mark Neubert
Mark NeubertTenor Sax
Mark hails from St. Louis, a place with a musical heritage that includes ragtime, blues, gospel, rock & roll, and German beer hall music. Since playing an instrument seemed to be a requirement if not a birthright, Mark chose the sax because sax players got to play jazz and pop. That led to a bachelor’s in music, part of which was paid for by playing lead alto for the university’s jazz big band. Since then he has played with several big bands in the Portland area.
Arthur Ruckle
Arthur RuckleBari Sax
Jim Susman
Jim SusmanAlto Sax
Jim played in great competition and touring Midwest school bands from grade school into college, but put down his horn for a number of years. He finally got his priorities straight and is overjoyed to be back playing in multiple big bands and small groups. Jim is also an avid ultra-marathoner, with over 50 races run, and a hi-tech veteran of the local Silicon Rainforest.