Michael is enormously passionate about his craft, and you see that the second he meets the mouthpiece. He comes from the talented stock that only the University of North Texas can produce and has enjoyed a robust career as bandleader, musical director and lead playing cruise ships touring the world. He has led many groups, inlcuding jazz combos, symphonies and big bands.
Climate scientist by day and trumpet player by night, Sarvesh grew up in Athens, GA and has played in bands from grade school through grad school. He has lived in all four corners of the US, most recently arriving in Portland in August 2016 and joining NoPo soon after.
Treasurer, and music librarian: Bruce enjoys the community focus of the group, and looks forward to sharing big band music with the North Portland neighborhood and beyond.
A recent transplant to Southern Washington from the Bay Area, Guy has performed in several Bay Area big bands, including “Chops”, “The Musician’s Warehouse featuring Louie Bellson”, and the “Chabot College Evening Jazz Ensemble”. Credits include performances with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Broadway by the Bay, Palo Alto Players, and also first call trumpet for CMT San Jose Marquee, Mainstage, and Rising Star musical theater productions.
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