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About Our MusiciansTommy Bro's Dixieland Jazz Band

The core of Tommy Bro's All-Star Dixieland Jazz Band consists four musicians whose credentials are exhaustive. Here's a little bit about what each member brings to the band.

Tom Brozene

Tom Brozene

trumpet, drums

The leader of this fabulous band, Tom has been in the music business for over 20 years. A trumpet player second to none, Tom has recorded over 15 albums with top names in traditional and big band jazz. Tom has performed with such notables as Rosemary Clooney, The Johnny Lampson Orchestra, Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, the Starlight Orchestra, Johnny Gill's California Sunshine Boys, Ted Shafer's Jelly Roll Jazz Band, The Churchill Street Jazz Band, and many others. He has performed in prestigious jazz festivals such as Edinbourough Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the St. Louis Ragtime Festival, the Sacramento Dixieland Jubilee, and countless others. Tom is truly a seasoned veteran of jazz.

Howard Miyata

Howard Miyata

trombone, tuba, vocals

Howard is a true all-star in the world of Dixieland jazz. His first job was in the jazz band at Marriott's Great America in Santa Clara, California, then he went on to play with such popular bands as the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, the Monterey Jazz Band. Howard Miyata has been a low brass consultant/ clinician for Kanstul Musical Instruments and Director of Bands since 1995 with the Gilroy Unified School District. He has been a featured performer with the world renown High Sierra Dixieland Jazz Band from Three Rivers, CA for the last 20 years and is one of the fine family of JazzDagen musicians performing across the globe.

Rick Siverson

Rick Siverson

bass sax, alto sax, cornet, tuba, vocals

Rick is probably the most versatile member of the group, a true musician's musician. Rick can play a sweet solo on alto saxophone, pick up his cornet and let out a hot chorus or two, then finish up with a thumping bass line on tuba. He has played with just about every popular traditional jazz band in the San Francisco Bay Area including Turk Murphy, the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, the Churchill Street Jazz Band, and many others. Recently, Rick has been doing guest appearances with the Varsity Ramblers out of Chicago, Illinois.

Bill Armstrong

Bill Armstrong

banjo. guitar, vocals

The senior member of the group, Bill has been a jazz educator to many of the Bay Area's top young musicians. One of Bill's most memorable moments was when he played banjo with Turk Murphy at his renowned Carnegie Hall Concert. Bill also formed the Churchill Street Jazz band in 1978, which went on to become one of the most popular bands on the Dixieland Festival circuit. Bill was voted "Jazz Musician Of The Year" in 1996 by the Santa Rosa Jazz Society.

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