Jeff Reitz – saxophone

Jeff Reitz Plays saxophone with the LJO

Jeff Reitz joined the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra around 1998. He is the owner of Chippewa Valley Band Instrument Repair in Eau Claire and also plays with Cathy Reitz, Weapons of Brass Destruction, Troppo Big Band, Chippewa Vally Jazz Orchestra, Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has played in bands and orchestras backing many varied artists and entertainers including Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Myron Floren and the Stars of the Lawrence Welk Show, the Temptations, Four Tops and Franki Valli. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Applied Woodwinds/Woodwind Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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The La Crosse Jazz Orchestra is Western Wisconsin's premier big band. Directed by Greg Balfany, the group is best known through its Jazz in the Park concert series. The LJO mission: to promote, preserve and forward the creation of jazz music through free live performances available to all in our region. LJO operates under fiscal sponsorship from La Crosse Community Foundation.