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About the Band

How They Got Here

In their own words
We are a 16 to 19 piece jazz band that can play a variety of styles. We are Incorporated and a not-for-profit, non-charitable organization who's mission is to keep Big Band and Swing Music alive and well. We accept sponsorship funding and donations to perform for the public. Our concerts are intended to be free to the public. We never charge the public any type of admission fee. If you wish to donate to the cause, got to our Sponsor/Donor page to see our categories and scroll to the bottom of the page for more info.

We have been around, in one form or another, since 1986. We have members who are professional musicians, experienced adults and college students. Playing experience runs from 16 to 55 years or more. We will play for any occasion from outdoor summer festivals to corporate events, and private parties.

Our public events will be listed on this site under our events tab. Nothing beats live music!

Rock River Jazz Band Members


Jessica Dempsey ~ Alto Sax

Scott Angelici ~ Alto Sax

Cathy James ~ Tenor Sax

Riley Carter ~ Tenor Sax

Peter Fink ~ Bari Sax


Aaron White

Jon James

Tom Whitcombe

Rebecca Quintana


Bryan Anton

Matt Senneff

Dave Balicka


Eric Murphy / Noah Gibson~ Bass

Denny Vaupel ~ Keys

Tim Hess ~ Drum Set

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