The Basin Street Boys

The Midwest's New Orleans Style Jazz Band

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About

Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin's top rated and award winning New Orleans style jazz band. Pleasing crowds from weddings to jazz festivals to university events and everything in between. Book in advance or find a gig from their multi-city schedule.
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Guitar/Banjo

Chase Pebworth

Chase is from Cassville, WI. His family built and ran The Whitetail Bluff campground/bar/restaurant for around 10 years. From middle school through early college days at UW-Platteville, the family business was central to his life. Chase has always enjoyed entertaining people and started playing music for the party-goers at Whitetail Bluff Campground. Since his family sold the business, he has focused more on music. He is currently on his way to receiving his master’s degree in tuba performance from the University of Northern Iowa (he has a degree in music and a minor in psychology from UW-Platteville). Chase is a gigging musician outside of school, gigging most days of the week in the summers and most weekends year-round. Among the acts Chase has gigged with are his band Better Than Good Enough, The Basin Street Boys, The Swing Crew, The Wundos, Chris Utley, and The Ruby Blonde Band. Chase spends his time honing his musical skills by playing a variety of styles of music. New Orleans jazz and blues, country and western, and rock and roll are his biggest influences. When not playing or listening to music, Chase enjoys cooking, spending time with his gal, and planning his next trip to New Orleans.
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Drums

Simon Bognar

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Trombone

Dan Vale

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Trumpet

Tim Ekenberg

Tim was born and raised in Mount Horeb, WI. He started playing piano at age five and trumpet in middle school. He went to UW Platteville originally for Computer Science, but changed to Music Education after his freshman year. After graduating college, he taught in several schools in southern Wisconsin before settling at Barneveld, where he currently teaches 5-12 Band. Tim enjoys playing and listening to all sorts of music. When not playing or writing music, he plays with his pets, travels the world, and continues his never ending search for awesome bow ties.
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Teke Heinschel

Teke grew up on a 2500 acre cash crop and beef cattle farm west of Rockton, IL. After graduating from Hononegah High School in Rockton in 2008 he attended the UW-Platteville. Upon graduating from UW-Platteville in 2012, he went to work at the family farm for a year and discovered there were less limiting opportunities elsewhere. In 2013, he began employment for Sloan Implement Company in Sales. In the fall of 2016 Teke attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the 2016-2017 school year and was lead alto of the Jazz Ensemble I, which won the Best Undergraduate Jazz Ensemble awarded by Downbeat Magazine. While at UW-Eau Claire, he studied saxophone under Dr. Michael Shults and clarinet under Dr. Melissa Koprowski. He lives in Monroe, WI with his wife and gives saxophone and clarinet lessons. In his free time he gigs with The Basin Street Boys as often as possible, follows the Packers, and goes to concerts with family and friends.
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Sousaphone

Eric Murphy

Eric Murphy hails from Lanark, Illinois. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. During his undergraduate studies, Eric participated in many ensembles, including the Castle Brass Quintet, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Symphony Orchestra, and numerous chamber ensembles. Eric received his Master of Music in Classical Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where he participated in many ensembles, including the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Large Jazz Ensemble, and various chamber groups. His principal instructors include Gene Pokorny, Charlie Schuchat, Dr. Stephanie Frye and Dr. Mike Forbes. Eric can be heard in the Sterling Municipal Symphony Band, the Dixon Municipal Band, the Chicago Composers Orchestra, the Rock River Jazz Band, Ain’t Misbehavin’, the award winning Basin Street Boys (founding member), and the Temporal Brass Quintet (founding member). He was also a part of the “Reagan of Illinois” project, where he participated in the Dixon Municipal Reagan Band, and can be heard on the CD and DVD of the performance. Eric has performed with many professional ensembles in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, and among his favorite performances is the opportunity he had to perform for a silent film as part of the Dubuque Film Festival. When he isn’t playing his tuba he can be found in the shop, repairing band instruments with Lee Stofer Music Inc.

Contact

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