Mogley the Alley Cat loves to get in Pat Whittaker's tuba at band rehearsal ....
Pat Whitaker has been playing a mighty amazing tuba since age 10. He has performed in multiple genres: wind ensemble, symphonic brass, brass quintet, dance band, pit band for musicals, swing band, as principal tubist for the 195th US Army Band and, he is unequalled in traditional New Orleans Jazz.
Doug Protsik on piano had been a giant in the music scene of Maine for 40 years. He has played since age 5. He is also known through out the US & abroad for his fiddle and accordion folk music. Once a guest of 'Prairie Home Companion', Doug is also the gifted protégée of silent movie pianist, Danny Patt who was a founding member of the State Street TJB. Doug directs the Maine Fiddle Camp and continues the tradition of accompanying silent movies as well.
Barry Daniels - brilliant clarinetist. He has been playing since age 9. Played in the WW I Veterans Marching Band, Bellamy Jazz Band, National Sidewalk Over Easy Brass Band with Strings & is a founding member of the State Street TJB. His greatest musical influence is Portland Symphony's clarinetist, the renowned Maurice Lane.
Peter Dunphy - genius of banjo, guitar and vocals - has been playing since age 14. Successfully ran the Bellamy Jazz Band with his late father, Roy Dunphy. Studied classical guitar at USM. Continues to play in multiple bands throughout New England & still co-manages Bellamy JB.
Bill Rayne, master trombonist & gifted vocalist. He is a founding member of Bellamy Jazz Band and State Street TJB. He was highly influenced by Jack Teagarden. Frequently plays and sings in church, which has endowed him with great empathy and soul for the parade and hymn music of New Orleans.
John T. Page - the founder & manager, studied and played trumpet since age 7. One of the founding members of Bellamy Jazz Band, as well as having played in Ted Manduca's Big Band & the People's Community Concert Band. In the early 1970's as a Maine Maritime Academy grad, while shipping out of the Port of New Orleans, he was thrilled and captivated by the sounds of the 'Original' Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He is dedicated to keeping this original music alive ...