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The place: Rockdale Auditorium in Conyers, Georgia
The chart: The Benny Goodman arrangement of "Sing Sing Sing!"
Featuring the talents of the entire Sentimental Journey Orchestra with solos by Reed Lukat - Clarinet;
Steve Musker - Trumpet and Dr. Billy Moore - drums.
Steve Musker is from Wintersville, Ohio and has been playing
trumpet for over 35 years. He completed a 20 year career with the U.S. Army
Bands in 1998. His assignments included the 19th Army Band at Fort Dix, New
Jersey; the 25th Infantry Division Band at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; the
8th Army in Seoul, South Korea; and the U.S. Army Ground Forces Band at Fort
McPherson right here in Atlanta.
While in Seoul in 1992, he performed the Haydn Trumpet Concerto with the Seoul Broadcast System Orchestra. During his two tours in Atlanta he played over 30 concert tours in over 38 states. Steve led the trumpet section as section leader, cornet soloist, and brass quintet leader. He performed regularly on 4th trumpet and 2nd trumpet with the Jazz Guardians. One of his career highlights was to lead the Ground Forces Band Herald Trumpets for the 1996 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremonies. He has performed for Presidents Ford, Reagan, George H. Bush and Clinton, as well as many other heads of state.
Recently he has performed with the La Grange Symphony, Georgia Brass Band, and with the Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra as the Principal trumpet from 1996 - 2001. Additionally he has performed for the last 11 years with Jake Herzog and the Bavarian Express German Band. He is a regular sub with various big bands.
For 13 years during and after his military career, Steve ran a private trumpet studio. He also did band instrument repair work in Jonesboro for 4 years.
Steve has recently completed a Bachelor of Music degree at Georgia State University (2004 magna cum laude). Steve is currently completing his second year as an elementary school music teacher in Fulton County teaching general music, beginning band, and show choir.
Besides playing trumpet and teaching over 500 children a week, his hobbies include running, composing music, and reading when he gets a chance. Additionally he is an avid Atlanta Braves fan. Steve has been married for over 25 years to the former Gayle Reasoner and they have two sons, Michael and Christopher.
Reed Lukat grew up in South Atlanta where he graduated from
Morrow High School. He attended Loyola University in New Orleans and
graduated with a degree in Jazz Performance.
He worked as a professional musician in the Atlanta area during High school and also during his four years in New Orleans. He's performed with some of the jazz world's best known players, including Jason Marsallis, Brian Blade, Marvin Stamm, Bob Shepard, Steve Turre, and Charmaine Neville, among others. He's played at the top jazz clubs in New Orleans as well as several performances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Festival International.
Reed currently teaches Band and Chorus as a day gig. He's married (Emily) and is an avid music collector with well over 1500 recordings. He's also a dedicated restorer of music from all media. His non-musical interests include building fine finish furniture and other woodworking endeavors, as well as golfing, pool, and cycling. He holds court as tenor sax, clarinet and flute with the Sentimental Journey Orchestra.