MEMBERS OF THE

VANGUARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA 

SAXOPHONES

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Dick Oatts

Lead alto & Artistic Director

Band member since 1977

Rich Perry

Tenor saxophone

Band member 1977-80 & 1991-present

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Billy Drewes

Alto and soprano saxophone

Band member since 1991

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Ralph Lalama

Tenor saxophone

Band member since 1983

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Gary Smulyan

Baritone saxophone

Band member since 1980

TRUMPETS

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Nick Marchione

Lead trumpet

Band member since 2005

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Terell Stafford

Band member since 2005

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John Chudoba

Band member since 2016

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Scott Wendholt

Band member since 1997

TROMBONES

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Marshall Gilkes

Lead trombone

Joined band in 2019

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Dion Tucker

Joined band in 2019

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Jason Jackson

Band member since 1998

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Douglas Purviance

Bass trombone & business manager

Band member since 1978

RHYTHM SECTION

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Adam Birnbaum

Piano

Joined band in 2019

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David Wong

Bass

Band member since 2009

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John Riley

Drums

Band member since 1992

COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE
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Jim McNeely