Brian Campbell saxophone, clarinet, vocals, leader Over his professional music career Brian has played jazz, blues, Dixieland, swing, western swing, gypsy jazz, big band, classical, film soundtrack, pop, and musical theater styles with many bands too numerous to list, both as a permanent member and a substitute. In addition to Campbell's Jazz Soup he currently plays with several other bands including Keys & Reeds and the Brian Campbell Jazz Group.
Ken Brightman guitar Ken has played guitar around the Bay Area since the early 90's with Wailing Sam and the Screaming Nighthawks, the Geezers, Blue Country, Mule Pucky, the Loaded Ponies, the Boweavels, the Rusty String Express, Blue Ambiance, and others and currently heads up his own band, Last Caravan. A versatile player, Ken nimbly plays swing, jazz, blues, country blues, fingerpicking, bottleneck, and gypsy jazz styles on his array of guitars.
Greg Dunn string bass Greg currently plays string bass with Last Caravan, the Rusty String Express, and subs with many others. He's also a solid bass guitarist and can be heard playing rock and funk with various bands around the area.
Bob Schulz trumpet, vocals Legendary trumpet player Bob Schulz has played with many luminaries of swing and trad jazz over the years and is definitely a luminary himself. He currently plays with the Golden Gate Rhythm Machine, Lost Weekend, leads his own Frisco Jazz Band, and guest stars at jazz festivals and events across the country and globe.
Andrew Storar trumpet, vocals Andrew is a music educator by day and a trumpet player extraordinaire by night and weekends with the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, the Cosmo Alley Cats, and the Buena Vista Jazz Band. He keeps the band laughing with his jokes and spot on impressions of Johnny Carson and Sammy Davis, Jr.
Noam Eisen piano Noam hails from Toronto where he studied both classical music and jazz improvisation. Currently based in San Francisco, he plays piano, sings, and entertains throughout the Bay Area as a soloist and with several bands including the Cosmo Alley Cats.
Michael McIntosh piano Michael's piano stylings are reminiscent of jazz greats Count Basie and Duke Ellington. He performs throughout Northern California as a soloist and a sideman and leads the Cottontails band.
Hugh O'Donnell drums Hugh deftly holds down the drum chair in several Bay Area bands including the Zenith Jazz Band, the San Francisco Feetwarmers, and his own group, Hugh and the Hefners.
Please note that, although we list two trumpet and piano players, we do not use two trumpet or piano players at the same time on a gig. Bob, Andrew, Noam, and Michael are in such high demand that they're not always available. As a result, we split the trumpet and piano chairs. So if one guy cannot make a gig we hope the other one can.