Musicians

Marge Rosen

Marge Rosen

Music Director

Marge Rosen is a conductor, trumpet player and drummer. On the North Olympic Peninsula, she conducts the Port Townsend Summer Band, plays trumpet with the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra and Stardust Big Band, and plays drums with the Peninsula College Jazz Band.

Marge plays lead trumpet for Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra and was the Executive Director of this nonprofit arts organization for eight years where she established an international jazz composition contest for women composers and an all-girls jazz workshop. She has conducted many community bands, orchestras and jazz ensembles in the Seattle area.

Marge is an experienced band director teaching K-12 music in public schools in Washington, New York and Maryland.

As a veteran of the United States Navy Band, she has performed for the President of the United States, numerous foreign dignitaries, and at the 1994 World Cup. She has enjoyed performing across the country from Carnegie Hall to Benaroya Hall and from Adak, Alaska to Lima, Peru.

She earned a masters degree in music education from Ithaca College in New York.

Tess Teel

Tess Teel

Vocalist

Singing for a live audience and taking them with me along the musical journey of a song is my joy.  Experiencing the music together is what makes it memorable, and magic.”  ~Tess
Tess found she had a good ear for music at the tender age of seven and has been singing her heart out ever since. Tess sings in a wide range of styles and languages- she enjoys performing Standards from the Great American Song Book, Bossa-Nova, Swing, Jazz, Dixieland, Country and contemporary Pop/Rock hits.  Tess’s song book includes many songs performed in with French, Portuguese, Spanish lyrics and whenever possible she strives to perform a song in the original language as the composer intended.
In addition to swing, blues, jazz and popular music, Tess has performed many major chorale works with the Canto Bello Master Chorale and was a member of the Riverside Lyric Opera in Southern California and was selected to travel and perform Die Zauberflöte (in German) as part of a musical cultural exchange program with the Ensenada Chamber Orchestra.  She has been a psalmist, cantor, and church soloist for over 25 years and sings for private engagements as well.
Tess is is honored to have been chosed to be “the voice” of Stardust Big Band and has been performing with Stardust since 2020.  When not performing with Stardust, she sings up and down the Olympic Peninsula and is equally at ease performing with accompaniment from a single guitarist or keyboard; her own Tess Teel Jazz Trio; and her 5-piece dance band “Queens & Aces”.
Tess works with many of the best musicians from Seattle and the Peninsula lending her silky, emotive vocals to many different musical groups performing in the area.
George Radebaugh

George Radebaugh

Piano

George is a very busy musician.  He performs on a cruise ship and in several prominent jazz combos in the region. 

Vern Fosket

Vern Fosket

Bass

Vern plays bass and trombone.  He was the beloved band director at Sequim High School until he retired.  When not playing music, you can find him making lattes as a local barista.

Angie Tabor

Angie Tabor

Drums

.Angie Tabor is a freelance musician and music educator based in Port Townsend, WA. Highly versatile and sought-out, they can be heard playing drums with jazz, folk and pop artists, Caribbean steelpans and percussion with the Port Angeles Symphony. Angie teaches private lessons, steelpan classes & experiences, is the founder of Caribe Steel Band & Port Townsend Steel Bands. They also teach regularly for Centrum Foundation’s Youth programs. Angie holds Bachelors & Masters  degrees in Music Performance. Find out more about Angie at caribesteelband.com.

Bill Cole

Bill Cole

Alto Saxophone

Bill Cole is a versatile musician performing on alto and tenor saxophone.  He can be heard in combos all around the Peninsula.

John Adams

John Adams

Alto Saxophone

John Adams is a multi-instrumentalist.  In addition to alto sax, we plays clarinets from Eb soprano to bass clarinet, often bringing several instruments to rehearsals and performances.  John also plays with Peninsula College Jazz Band and Port Townsend Summer Band.

Richard "Doc" Thornson

Richard "Doc" Thornson

Tenor Saxophone

Doc is an expert in the classic big band style. 

Andy Geiger

Andy Geiger

Tenor Saxophone

Andy also performs with his own jazz combo Time Out.

Al Thompson

Al Thompson

Baritone Saxophone

Al is a retired public school band director and plays jazz saxophones and doubles on clarinet.

Phil Lepper

Phil Lepper

Trumpet

Phil has a patent pending method to playing lead trumpet called The Philly Method.  In his spare time, he keeps us all stocked with bread and donuts.

Ed Donohue

Ed Donohue

Trumpet

Ed Donohue is an amazing solo trumpet player.  He is in high demand performing thoroughout the area with many, many top jazz artists.  If you hear a live band this weekend with a trumpet player, it’s probably Ed.  He’s a retired band director fom Port Angeles.

Doug Brundage

Doug Brundage

Trumpet

Doug plays trumpet with several ensembles in the area including the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra and the Sequim City Band.

Jeff Dingle

Jeff Dingle

Trombone

Jeff plays trombone with several ensembles on the North Olympic Peninsula including Peninsula College Jazz Band and Sequim City Band.  When not playing music, Jeff is a musical instrumet repair technician.

Wayne Paulson

Wayne Paulson

Trombone

Wayne plays trombone with several groups in the region including the Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra.

Cliff Brown

Cliff Brown

Trombone

Cliff plays trombone, but he may also be a sailor. Or a pirate.

Hannah Reed

Hannah Reed

Bass Trombone

Hannah Reed is a musician and teacher from Port Angeles. With a bachelor’s degree in music education from Central Washington University, Hannah is currently teaching K-12 music at the Crescent School District and performs with the Stardust Big Band and Port Angeles Symphony on bass trombone, as well as the Sequim Community Band on tuba.