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  Zack Smith

Best known for his work with the Dixie Power Trio (since 1992 8 CDs), Zack has been a full-time professional trumpet player since graduating from the University of North Texas in 1986.  His writing credits include a jazz articulation instructional book for high school and college big bands, and a number of works for big bands, brass ensembles, and even orchestra.  The Beltway Brass Quintet is a project he began in 2003, with the help of Chas T. Peterson, and performs in the Washington, DC metro area.

  Chas T. Peterson

Fellow North Texas classmate Chas migrated to DC shortly after his old pal Zack.  He's a member of the band Souler Power and also the Quintessential Brass Repertoire.  He plays a wide variety of gigs around town, has written numerous brass quintet & trio arrangements, and can also be heard on the QBR CD, a couple of big band CDs, a gospel CD, and his own solo album.

  Merry Beth Hall

A long-time friend of the Dixie Power Trio, Merry Beth is co-principal horn with the Richmond Philharmonic.  She studied music at James Madison University where she also performed with the jazz ensemble.  Along with her orchestral duties, Merry Beth is a very active freelance player in the Richmond, VA area.

  Dan "Big Daddy" Haverstock

Dan has worked as a freelance jazz trombone player for about 30 years in the DC/Baltimore region.  Along with countless show and variety bands, he has performed many times with the Dixie Power Trio and as part of the New Line Brass Band.  He has been a regular member of the Zemer Orchestra in Baltimore, and is the leader of the Black Sombrero Brass the world's foremost Herb Alpert repertory ensemble.

  Tom Holtz

Tom is a retiree of "the President's Own" United States Marine Band in Washington, DC.  Since he's not playing high-profile concerts at the White House or Sousa marches in parades anymore, he keeps busy with Dixieland bands and other groups that need a great tuba bass line.  Tom studied music at Arizona State University.

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