We are a group of musicians brought together by our shared love of chamber music. The group of us have played music together in many different forms; other quintets, larger brass groups, symphonies, concert bands, big bands.
We would love to play for your event!
Jan Douglas/ Trumpet
Trumpet player that started in the 4th grade because it was something she could beat the boys at; Jan is retired from the Military, Federal Fish and Wildlife and Bonneville Power and loves being able to work at music all the time. These past years she has attended the Humboldt Chamber Music Workshop at Humboldt University in the summer.
Studied privately with Irvin Lessor, Darrel Meisenheimer & Dean Comley. Jan attended Clackamas Community College where she played in the brass quintet and jazz band. Jan has a Bachelor Degree from American Military University and works as a music tutor working with middle schools in her local school district.
Jan is the music librarian of this brass quintet.
Jim Mackay/ Trumpet
Jim began his lifelong trumpet playing at the age of 10 in Dallas Texas. He played in high school even winning awards for lead trumpet in stage band. Attending a small liberal arts college he became involved with brass ensemble groups as well as playing first trumpet in the Sherman Symphony Orchestra. While in medical school he played in pit bands for summer musicals but once in medical practice in Portland Oregon he joined the Providence Stage Band where he has remained for over 40 years. Jim also assists with the children's BRAVO program in Portland Oregon and also plays with Encore Brass.
Carrie Baysinger/ French Horn
Carrie was lucky enough to start on the horn as her first instrument, thanks to an amazing elementary school band director and an excellent music program. She went to Europe with a small music group in the summer between high school and college, entertaining listeners across 7 countries. She attended Virginia Tech and served as section leader. Participating in two All American bands, one of which celebrated President Reagan’s 2nd inauguration and one of which celebrated the 200th birthday of the Liberty Bell. She currently plays in 3 brass quintets, a brass ensemble, a community band and a wind ensemble which includes members across the Pacific Northwest.
Dan Schlesinger/ Trombone/ Euphonium
Dan has been an active musician since his early childhood. While in high school, Dan attended the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan where he sat first chair baritone horn. College studies took him from his home in Cleveland, Ohio to Rice University in Houston, Texas where he earned bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering. He has performed with the Oregon Symphony and has been featured as a soloist with both the Oregon Symphonic Band and the Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band. In addition to performing classical music, Dan also has extensive experience playing lead trombone in jazz big bands as well as playing both euphonium and trombone in small combos. You can hear him perform with several classical and jazz groups including PDX Brass, Solid Brass, and the Providence Hospital Stage Band.
David McTeague/ Tuba
Son of a small town band director, Dave played tuba & trombone at University of Oregon on scholarship but left before completing his music degree for a career in state government where he held an elected position. Now retired his first calling is canoeing and hiking in the wilderness. Dave is an excellent tuba player and works hard to accommodate all the groups he must cover, three brass quintets going between Portland and Salem Oregon, a tuba quartet, a community orchestra and attends the annual Humboldt University Brass Chamber Music Workshop. He lives in Milwaukie with his wife, Naomi.
Jeromie Clark/ Trombone
Jeromie graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. He studied with Royce Lumpkin and Vern Kagarice while at UNT, toured with the UNT Zebras ensemble, and performed in the university's Four O'Clock Lab Band. Before attending UNT, Jeromie was privileged to be chosen as a member of the Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Band led by Bill Berry, where he toured internationally with the Monterey Jazz Festival. After graduating UNT, Jeromie played extensively with big bands, salsa and causal bands around the Bay Area, He currently performs in the Portland area with the Mike Curtis Jazz Project, and occasionally with Stump City Soul.