Biographies

 VPBGeoff
Geoffrey West Senn has been teaching music at Anoka‐Ramsey Community College since 2009 when he began working with the trumpet studio. As a trumpeter, Geoff has performed all around the globe. In the Twin Cites he maintains a highly active performing schedule and co‐leads the 18‐piece Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra. Geoff has also backed or performed with Bobby Shew, Brian Lynch, Nino Segarra, the Gene Krupa Orchestra, Tom Harrell and Ernie Watts. Geoff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a Master of Music in Instrumental Jazz Performance from the University of Miami, Florida.
TAKAKO SENN is a welcomed new member.  More info to come.
 Vicki
VICKI WHEELER, French Horn is a graduate of Luther College and an active freelance musician. She is a member of the Victory Park Brass and the Lake Wobegon® Brass Band. Vicki performs frequently with her horn trio, Trio Brava, and has performed with several other professional groups including the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Minnesota Sinfonia, and Harmonia Mundi. She also plays the Swiss alphorn and performs as a soloist and as a member of several alphorn ensembles. Vicki teaches private horn lessons in her home in Minneapolis.
 JohnO
John Olson received his B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Minnesota. He taught instrumental music in the Osseo, MN public school system for 36 years and has been an active professional musician since 1973. He has recently performed and traveled in the United States with Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band. He has performed in England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic with both the Lake Wobegon® Brass Band and the Mississippi River Brass Band. John also currently performs with Minneapolis/St. Paul groups Metro Brass, Victory Park Brass Quintet, Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra, Cedar Avenue Big Band, Century Jazz Ensemble, Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra amd Granite City Brass.
 VPBRoger
 Roger Gomoll has been a public radio professional since 1977, with a career that includes 23 years at Minnesota Public Radio and 8 years at Public Radio Interna􏰀onal. A􏰂er spending the first half of his life playing the trumpet, Roger saw the light and picked up the tuba in 1993. He now plays BBb tuba in the Lake Wobegon® Brass Band, in the Northern Symphony Orchestra and also the Above Average Tuba Quartet who played this concert series in December. An avid private pilot, Roger and his wife, Liz, fly a 1928 Travel Air biplane when they’re not making music.