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About Us

Our Musical styles cover a wide range including:

Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, Swing, Show tunes, Latin, Jazz, Rock and Salsa.

Jeff Snyder
Jeff Snyder - Trumpet Jeff Snyder - Trumpet is currently a member of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre and the Spokane Symphony. He has also performed with Ray Charles, The Temptations, Kenny Rogers, Chicago, Cheap Trick, Patti LaBelle, Judy Collins, Al Jarreau, and the touring Broadway musical Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis. Jeff received his music degrees from Florida State University and Washington State University and a performance diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music where he studied with Charles Schlueter, principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Greg Garrett
Greg Garrett - Trumpet performs in many different stylistic worlds. Greg is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he studied with Armando Ghitalla and Ramone Parcells.  His playing career started out in the Ann Arbor Brass Quintet and continued to the A2 Bee-Bop Quintet with Pianist David Swaim.  He relocated to the Northeastern Ohio Area in the mid-80s and started playing in Motown, blues bands, and big bands such as The Motion, King Kong, and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.  After hooking up in 1989 with Dick Johnston and the Artie Shaw Orchestra based out of Boston, MA., he relocated back to Portland, Oregon. Currently, he can be heard playing with Patrick Lamb, the Chuck Israels Octet, Pete Petersen Septet, the Ellen Whyte Band w/The 4-Eyed Horns, Columbia Brass Quintet, and The Shanghai Woolies amongst others.
Greg Scholl
Greg Scholl - Trombone plays principal trombone in the Columbia, Vancouver, and Newport Symphonies, as well as the Rose City Chamber Orchestra.  He has also performed with the Oregon Symphony. He earned a performance degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys playing new improvised music with the Ensemble of Strategic Intelligence in Portland, as well as the Michael Vlatkovich Trio. He also plays trombone and guitar in two local groups, Bahttsi and the Rhythm Dogs.
Jennifer Harrison
Jennifer Harrison - French Horn 
As the daughter of an opera singer and a music store owner, it only followed that Jennifer Harrison would grow up to be a musician. Choosing the instrument that she felt possessed the most gorgeous tone, she began a life as a French horn player at 11. As a teen, she had the fortune of playing at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts under the baton of Leonard Bernstein.
After attending Northwestern University, Jen played with the New Mexico Symphony for one year and thoroughly relished working as a symphonic player. Since moving to Portland, she has been freelancing across the Pacific Northwest region as a classical and pop rock horn player. In addition to being principal horn of the Portland Columbia Symphony, she is currently a member of the Portland Opera Orchestra, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, the Portland Brass Quintet, OrpheusPDX, the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra, and the Rose City Brass Trio. Jen is also a regular substitute with the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra, and the Eugene Symphony.
When she is not playing the horn, she can be found doing garden design, hiking the trails of the Pacific Northwest, and playing guitar and ukulele in rock bands.
John Walling
John Walling - Tuba is a founding member of the PBQ and has performed with west coast symphonies and brass groups during the last 30 years including the Santa Cruz Symphony, San Jose Symphony, Reed Street Brass Quintet and Burbank Symphony. John received his music performance degree at the University of California at Santa Cruz. As a brass and band specialist, John teaches with the MUSE Band Program and currently works with over 100 students. He also plays tuba, trombone and string bass with several local jazz ensembles including Jass Two plus One,  Stumptown Jazz,  and The Swingtyme Jazz Band.
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