Meet the Band

Leader and Saxophone
Greg Balfany

Jeff Erickson
Jeff Reitz
Mark Heinz
Harry Hindson
Josh Baker

Bill "Bucky" Buchholtz
Scott Jensen
Jon Ailibouni
Gary Boyd
Bix Swerman

George Von Arx
Mark Glasel
Mark Lakmann
Dustin Moburg
Tom Jensen

Chris Frye - piano
Luke Thering - piano
Paul Leithold - guitar
Karyn Quinn - bass
Rich MacDonald - drums

Cathy Reitz
Tim Henke

Sound Engineer
Wayne Lehrman


Greg Balfany – director, saxophone

LJO director Greg Balfany is Professor Emeritus of Clarinet and Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Dr. Balfany is active as a performer and music educator, giving workshops, clinics and performances throughout the greater La Crosse area. Greg performs extensively as a clarinet and saxophone soloist in both jazz and classical contexts. His La Crosse Jazz Quartet has been a mainstay of the regional jazz scene for the past two decades, appearing regularly at local festivals and clubs. He has served as both principal saxophonist and clarinetist with the La Crosse Symphony, and has soloed on both clarinet and saxophone with the La Crosse Concert Band. Greg has performed with Randy Brecker, Bob Minzer, Red Holloway, Al Grey, Bob Hope, Frank Wess, Red Skelton, Marv Stamm, Kurt Elling, Clark Terry, Ed Shaughnessy and many others.


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