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Band Members of the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra

The NCJRO enjoys the musical artistry and expertise of musicians from across the state of North Carolina. These artists bring to performances of the NCJRO a lifetime of experience on the stage, in the recording studio, and in classrooms of colleges and universities across our state.


Here is a listing of current artists frequently performing with the NCJRO



Aaron Hill, Durham, NC                   On the faculties of UNC-CH, NCCU, and NC State

Keenan McKenzie, Durham, NC     Graduate degree in Jazz Studies from NCCU; active arranger

Gregg Gelb, Sanford, NC                On the faculty of Fayetteville State Univ.; Director TYJB

David Finucane, Durham, NC         Graduate, New England Conservatory; Founder Durham Jazz Workshop

David Reid, Clemmons, NC            Retired Public School Music Teacher

Jeff Bair, Greenville, NC                  On the faculty of ECU

Taylor Savage, Durham, NC           Graduate degree in jazz studies from Rutgers University



Lucian Cobb, Durham, NC                 ECU graduate; Leader Mint Julep Jazz Band

Wes Parker, Wendell, NC                  On the faculty of NC State University

George Broussard, Greenville, NC    Emeritus Professor ECU

Mike Kris, Wake Forest, NC               On the faculty of UNC-CH, Eastern Music Festival Orch.

Evan Ringel, Hillsborough, NC          Graduate of Jazz Studies Program UNCG



Jerry Bowers, Raleigh, NC                Veteran lead trumpet player with yours of national
                                                             and international experience

Benjy Springs, Greensboro, NC        On the faculty of Greensboro College

LeRoy Barley, Raleigh, NC                Graduate of NCCU Jazz Studies Program

Jim Ketch, Durham, NC                     Director of Jazz Studies UNC-CH



Ed Paolantonio, Durham, NC           On the faculties of NCCU and UNC-CH    



Marc Davis, Durham, NC                   On faculty of Durham School for the Arts

Baron Tymas, Durham, NC               On the faculty of NCCU



Jason Foureman, Chapel Hill, NC    On the faculties of UNC-CH and NC State



Stephen Coffman, Durham, NC        Graduate of UNC-CH, member of The Beast, Peter Lamb
                                                             And the Wolves, and many other bands 




Kathy Gelb, Sanford, NC        NCJRO, Gregg Gelb Swing Band, and other freelance work

Mark Wells, Raleigh, NC        Mark Wells Experience, NCJRO, Peter Lamb and the Wolves