John Ross

John Ross, Bass

John grew up in St. Louis where he majored in Jazz Studies at Webster University, focusing on Bass Performance. While in St. Louis, John played in local nightclubs and worked with traveling bands throughout …

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Lori Hable, Vocals

Lori Hable, one of the Downbeat Sisters, has been singing and performing since age 5. Besides schmoozing with the Downbeat Big Band (fondly referred to as “the highlight of her …

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Philip Marcus, Guitar

Phillip plays guitar for Downbeat. A veteran of the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), he is currently Music Director at Standley Middle School. Phil received his a Bachelor of …

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Mark Bahnmiller, Trombone

Mark Bahnmiller has been playing trombone for about forty years, but has never had any formal training. He plays from his heart and always gives one-hundred percent. He has played …

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Russ Mitchell, Trumpet

Russ Mitchell majored in music at the University of Maine, and served in the United States Navy Band. He has performed with notable musicians including drummer Ed Shaughnessy, trombonist Bill …

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Victor Daluiso, Alto Sax

Vic started his musical career at age 10 with cornet lessons. He converted to the trumpet in junior high school and played in youth jazz bands in San Bernardino with …

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Joel Giese, Lead Trumpet

Joel has been performing in the San Diego area since 1986. His professional career includes productions of A Little Princess, And the World Goes Round, Annie, Anything Goes, Company, Dr. …

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