STEVE BODEN - Leader, Vocals, Guitar, sings in a smooth, jazzy crooner's style. His vintage arch top guitar drives the infectious rhythms of early Jazz. '20's Jazz guitar pioneer Eddie Lang influences him. Steve knows the music, the times, the characters, and the events that make the Roaring Twenties Roar.Steve's vocal talent was discovered at an early age, and he's performed several styles.
At Portland's KBOO-FM, he discovered the romance and adventure of early Jazz music and hosted the "Ragtime" show. A decade of tours with the show duo "Boden & Zanetto" also yielded a tape album. Steve co-founded the original Jass Two duo with reed legend Teddy Deane.
JOHN WALLING - John's poppin', jumpin' bass line gives Jass Two Plus One distinctive depth and drive. It's no wonder. John is also featured bassist with Portland's legendary Stumptown Jazz. He has played the Hollywood Bowl and played with the Coconut Grove Orchestra.
A graduate of Univ. of California at Santa Cruz, he's a master of both upright string bass and the tuba. His influences include Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and Mozart. John's extraordinary talent extends to the classical music world as founder of the Portland Brass Quintet. He's played with the Santa Cruz Symphony, the Burbank Symphony, Portland's Columbia Symphony and the Rose City Chamber Orchestra. John has passed the torch to many band students as a teacher with Portland's MUSE Instrumental program and currently teaching K thru 8th grade music students in Portland Public Schools.
"GENTLEMAN" JIM BUCKMAN - Because of his remarkable ability to play so many different styles of jazz, Jim has been the regular reed player with Titan Hot Seven, the original Black Dogs, Disney World's Rhythm Rascals, Climax Jazz Band, and his own group, Toronto Jazz. He has performed at numerous Jazz Festivals and events throughout North and South America and Europe.
At the Sacramento Jubilee with the Rosie O'Gradys Good Time Jazz Band, he was chosen from among 125 other bands to fill the coveted reed position on the World All Star Dixieland Jazz Band. While at Walt Disney World, Jim returned to his German heritage and performed with their traveling show group. The Sonnenschein Express enjoyed a remarkable success, headlining Octoberfest Pops Concerts with the Cincinnati and the Minneapolis Orchestras conducted by Erich Kunzel and Doc Severinsen. Other orchestras have included Naples, Tulsa, Wichita, Long Beach, Milwaukee, and Edmonton. Jim says he has been blessed to spend his entire career doing what he loves best, playing music.
RICK CAMPBELL - has been playing reeds professionally since 1960 with groups of all sizes and styles. He first encountered early jazz at The University of Oregon where he developed a classic vintage soloing style that excited audiences and inspired musicians. His first love is the saxophone, especially those made by GCC. Conn in Elkhart, Indiana, during the 1920s and 30s. He was featured reedman with Bill Borcher's Oregon Jazz Band at the famed Sacramento Jubilee. Rick was a founder of Dr. Jazz and Interns and The Milneburg Jazz Band. He has been active in jazz education with the Portland Dixieland Jazz Society, and wrote the ebook, "Introduction to Playing Early Jazz." He also performs with several dance bands, and plays bass clarinet in the Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band. Rick says after all these years he is still "sax crazy".