- Mr. Buerk is a woodwind and saxophone specialist, principal woodwind for the Municipal Opera and
first-call woodwind specialist in the St. Louis area including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
- Mr. Diplacido studied with George Silfies of St. Louis Symphony
Originally hailing from Schenectady, NY - Mark "Casey Reed" now wails on tenor and baritone saxophone with soul/funk/New Orleans combo North of the Quarter. While his early years included a blissfully brief stint with ukulele, Mark soon found the clarinet more to his liking and then discovered saxophones, synthesizers and microphones.
Through a variety of combo bands and ensembles, Mark has gigged all around the St. Louis area, with road trips to midwest engagements. He has fond memories of Jamaica jams in January. When not busy teaching, playing and creating music Mark shares his joy of sound as an adjunct professor of MIDI and synthesis at Webster University.
North of the Quarter - 8 piece funky soul and New Orleans
4 Real Saxophone Quartet
Ozark Theatre Monday Night Big Band
Boogie Foot - funky jazz and blues
The Oday Project - jazz, rhythm & blues
Born to Boogie - variety act
Nicodemus Jones - disco revival
Knights of Swing - jazz big band
Washington University Wind Ensemble
Forest Park Community College jazz combos
Meramec Community College Jazz Lab band and Orchestra
Donnelly's Rhythm & Blues Revue - Blues Bros. theme
Swing Shift - jazz trio
Automatix - rockin' rhythm & blues
Swinging Love Corpses - avant garde
Freeway - music for all occasions
Giant Steps - danceable funk/jazz
John Zorn Trio - avant garde