The Band

Mitch Borchardt   Mitch Borchardt, tenor and soprano saxophones

mick-heberling.jpg   Mick Heberling, drums

mitch-jeff-s-and-craig-august-23-2018-at-the-jazz-estate.jpg   Craig W. Hurst, trumpet and flugelhorn

Craig is Music Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Waukesha where he continues to direct the symphonic band.  Hurst received his music degrees from Boise State University and his graduate degrees from North Texas State University and The University of North Texas.  Craig performs regularly with the Jazz Express Big Band, and The Waukesha Park, Recreation and Forestry Band.  In addition to leading HORNZZ, Hurst leads The Windy Hill Brass, 'Fessor Hurst and His Windy Hill Wizzards Ragtime and Jazz Orchestra, the intheSHAW Brass band (the only New Orleans style brass band in the 262 area code), an experimental jazz brass trio called THE BIG FOUR and Brass and Ivory, a trumpet and piano duo with his wife Nancy.

Chris Klinkhardt   Chris Klinkhardt, keyboard

Jeff LaBarge   Jeff LaBarge, baritone and alto saxophones

Jeff Shoemaker   Jeff Shoemaker, bass

Smitty pic   Dave “Smitty” Smith, trombone

Dave Smith was born and raised in Chicago, Il. Started playing professionally by age 16 in rock and blues bands. Attended NIU and played in jazz ensembles and R&B bands. Four year hitch in USAF Bands featured as Lead and Solo trombonist. Attended and played at UW-Stevens Point. Finally settled in Milwaukee area, played in Booze Brothers Show Band and Revue (13 years) and free lanced in almost every style of band over the past 25+ years. Most notably Eddie Butts Band, Paul Spencer Group, Cold Sweat and The Brew City Horns

Nate Weiss   Nate Weiss, trumpet and flugelhorn