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.
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!
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.
TK is a jazz and classical musician who started playing piano when he was six years old. He was a member of the University of Puget Sound Jazz Ensemble in Tacoma, Washington, and received his master’s degree in music from Rice University in Houston, Texas. His main jazz influences include Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Brad Mehldau. TK lives in the Sellwood neighborhood with his wife and son.
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