JoAnn chose the clarinet in 5th grade and took up tenor sax in high school in order to join the swing band. When the MoodSwings invited her to switch to bari, she jumped at the chance. Playing such a big instrument helps to keep her in shape!
Brooke learned to love jazz as a student in Norwood, MA and has played alto saxophone for more than 25 years, picking up clarinet and flute along the way. She plays with Doc Sprinsock and the SANCApators, the house band for Seattle’s School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts and with the Greenwood Concert Band. Brooke works as a government performance auditor.
Lori’s interest in music began early with piano lessons in elementary school and developed into a multifaceted music career in jazz, chamber, musical theater, and orchestras. When not practicing or performing, she enjoys exploring the beauty of the Northwest through adventures on walking and hiking trails with her faithful companion Peanut, the 7 pound toy poodle.
Founding member Lisa, played saxes, clarinet and flute with Roosevelt HS, Music Comedy NW, Seattle G&S, NW Savoyards, and Cornish College Jazz Band conducted by Julian Priester. She holds a BA in Music/Theatre. An active pit musician, she also helped found Cascadia Big Band and subs/plays with groups including SWOJO, KingsPlayers, Moonlight Swings Orchestra, Driftwood, Lyric Light Opera and The Stardust Consort.
Aileen earned her music degree in performance from Sacramento State University. She's fluent in alto, tenor and soprano sax, plus the clarinet. She is a member of the Woodinville Concert Band and subs with several jazz and concert bands on the Eastside. By day, she plays with pixels as an Associate Creative Director for ZoomPop, a Seattle woman-owned marketing and advertising agency.