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The Route 66 Revelers

New Orleans-style Jazz--Jazz That's Fun!

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Bruce Miller, Trumpet

Bruce Miller has been playing trumpet and occasionally valve trombone for several decades. He is also a founding member ofSwing Shift, a group that started up in the 1980s.

 

Chuck Campbell, Tuba ( Business Manager and Web flunky)

Chuck has played in a variety of groups around New Mexico, New Orleans, and the West Coast for the past quarter century or so--polka band, concert bands, symphony orchestras, brass quintets, swing bands, dixieland ensembles. Will play trombone or euphonium if he has to. Has been president of the Rio Grande Jazz Society and attends its monthly jams. His company, Brass Turtle Music, handles bookings for the Revelers and other groups.

 

Bob Gusch, Clarinet

Bob, a retired music eductor, plays in a number of groups in different styles.

 

Micah Hood, Trombone

Micah is a versatile freelance trombonist and composer/arranger from Aledo, TX – but his heart really belongs to New Orleans. Since the start of his freelance career during his junior year of high school, Micah has performed internationally as a soloist and as a sideman with countless bands, orchestras and artists of all styles. In between rehearsals and performances, he teaches Music Theory at the SFCC School of Art and Design and Music Appreciation at UNM.

 

Scott Hooker, Piano

The newest member of the Route 66 Revelers rhythm section is an import from Atlanta. A versatile jazz pianist, Scott does great versions of Jelly Roll Morton tunes.

Bill Cochrell, Banjo and vocals

Bill Cochrell was raised in New Mexico in a family of musicians. In 1960 he took up the tenor banjo after hearing its happy sound live in a Durango playhouse. He neglected his music while raising a family but returned to Dixieland when he joined the Rio Grande Jazz Society. Now Bill adds his happy rhythm to the Route 66 Revelers as well as others in the area.

 

Roger Hailstone, Drums and washboard (Personnel manager)

From England, Roger Hailstone started playing drums at the age of five and has played in church, country dance, celtic, military, symphonic, and dixieland bands. On the East Coast, he played with Tex Wyndham's Red Lion dixieland band for many years and has played at the Sacramento Jazz Festival. He moved to Albuquerque in 2000 and joined Swing 'n' Dixieland in 2003, and R66R in 2007. He is currently president of the Rio Grande Jazz Society.

 

Nancy Kolenc, Vocals

Nancy Kolenc belts out "Aggravatin' Papa" so you wouldn't want to be the guy she's singing about. She also sang with the Celtic Coyotes. It's rumored that she plays flute well, but we can't confirm this.
 
Last updated 13 September 2017. cpc
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