Dennis Hitchcox, guitar:  Dennis comes from NE Ohio where he plucked his first classic rock riffs as a teenager.  He studied jazz guitar and composition at Ohio State University, going on to perform with big bands, smaller combos, and as a soloist, moving to Portland in 2001.  His main guitar influences include Pat Martino, Emily Remler, and Kenny Burrell, to name a few. 

David McAdams, drums: Dave honed his big band drumming with Portland State’s Jazz Lab band. Soon after, he played on tours of Southeast Asia and the Far East for the U.S.O. and US Dept. of Defense.  For many years he backed a popular vocal group during tours touching five continents.  This guy gets around!

Devon DiPaolo, piano: Devon has been a freelance musician since 2010.  He has worked professionally as a producer, arranger, performer, composer, stage manager, and orchestrator of a wide-ranging list of musical projects.  In 2015 he earned a bachelor's degree in contemporary writing and production at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.  During his time there he studied under industry-leading faculty learning how to arrange and score music for a broad range of genres and ensembles. Presently the band is working on one of Devon's compositions, "University Avenue."

 Eric Krueger, bass:   Eric has been playing music since the age of eight eventually choosing to focus on bass guitar.  He has toured the west coast extensively with various groups and now primarily plays jazz, funk, Latin and rock.  He joined NoPo Big Band in 2017.