The Volunteers Jazz Band
Jazz, Blues, Rock? The Volunteers Jazz Band brings it! We're a 10 piece band that includes professional musicians who perform locally and nationally. The Volunteers performed to rave reviews at a private reception for the Blue Angels during the Great State of Maine Air Show. Join us as we have an equally good time rockin' the Frontier!
Tim O'Dell on Alto Sax: Composer and Saxophonist Tim O'Dell has released five diverse albums of his original music - including three on Chicago's Southport label - to glowing, critical acclaim. "This is the sound of expanding American art" (All About Jazz). In NYC Tim co-leads and composes for PURSUIT - a unique, 14-member ensemble. "O'Dell designs hypnotic concepts that capture the imagination" (All About Jazz). Tim earned a Masters in Jazz Composition from the New England Conservatory and a Doctorate in Saxophone from the University of Iowa. Dr. O'Dell teaches at several Maine colleges/universities.
John Morneau on Alto and Tenor Sax: John has performed with The Temptations; Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus Band; Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians; Liberace; the Bangor Symphony Orchestra; jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie; Clark Terry; Dick Johnson, Wayne Bergeron and Eric Marienthal; as well as having served as a regular member of various bands, most notably, the Don Doane Big Band. John is also the Director of the Bowdoin College Concert Band.
Jesse Feinberg on Keyboard: Jesse is an experienced performance pianist and teacher. He graduated summa cum laude from The University of Maine at Augusta's Jazz and Contemporary Music Program, with a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Piano Performance. He has served as an accompanist for The Boston Ballet School and the Boston Conservatory. Jesse currently teaches piano and coaches ensembles at The Portland Conservatory of Music. He is a sought after soloist, performs regularly with several area groups and is an active and inventive composer.
Parker Kenyon on Trombone: PK studied at the Berklee College of Music and has been a professional musician for over 20 years. There are few musical instruments that he does not play, but trombone is perhaps his favorite. He is very active in the Maine musical scene including performances at the Chocolate Church and other area venues.
Paul Rice on Bass: Paul came to Maine via New York in 1969 to major in music at Bowdoin College. Although he remains active as a trumpeter with the Bath Municipal Swing Band, his first love is the bass. He has performed with various New York rock and show bands and still performs regularly with several area bands
Bob Modr on Trumpet: Bob played with the U.S. Air Force Band in New York City. He received a Master's Degree in Music Education from the New England Conservatory of Music. He has held music teaching positions both in the United States and in England and Italy. He has guest conducted and adjudicated music Festivals in the United States, England, Italy and Germany. He is the Music Director and Conductor of the Harpswell Concert Band, maintains a private teaching studio, and performs regularly with several bands.
Curt Boot on Trumpet: Curt is a retired First Sergeant of the 208th Army Reserve Band from Columbia, South Carolina, currently living in Maine. He graduated from the Navy School of Music. Curt played with the O'Jays, Okays ions, Foundation's, Ross Holmes Band, jammed with Herbert Hancock in Port Finland, and formed "Ain't Legit", the first Jazz Group in 5 Points Columbia, SC. He has played the trumpet for over 40 years and currently performs in several area bands.
Chris Gutscher on Tenor Sax: Chris joined the Navy at 17 and served aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. He regularly performs as part of Cul de Sax, a group he founded. He also plays in several area bands, including the Bowdoin College Concert Band.
Nick Maglione on Drums: Nick comes from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and now lives in Maine. He keeps several area bands grooving to the beat, including Soundwavx out of Portland
Lynn Kinney on Baritone Sax: Lynn was principal keyboardist when at the University of Maine. She currently plays in several area bands, including the Bowdoin College Concert Band and the Bath Swing Band.
14 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011