BILL DENSON (Trumpet) - Bill was raised in Buffalo and currently resides in Big Flats, NY.  In addition to the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, he plays with various bands in the Corning, Elmira, and Rochester area including Gateswingers, Hepcats, Corning Brassworks, jazz combo group Solid State Jazz, and various pit bands.  He is a retired scientist from the Corning Research and Development Corporation.  Bill also enjoys golfing, hiking, bicycling, woodworking, and designing/building speaker systems.

BERNIE SCHROEDER (Trumpet) – As the President of Lake Beverage Corp., Bernie is “The Budman” by day and a “Jazzman” by night. Bernie is delighted to be performing with the talented musicians of the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Bernie can also be found playing trumpet with the Kodak Concert Band, the Pittsford Fire Department Band and various community groups around town.

WILLIAM BALDWIN (Trumpet) - Bill retired from the Brighton CSD after 34 years in public education. He enjoys arranging music for the RMJO and several local school music groups. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education at Potsdam as well as his Masters Degree in Trumpet Performance. In 2016, Bill received the RPO Musicians’ Award for Outstanding Music Educators. He has fun playing in several jazz groups, a local brass quintet, and is thrilled to be a part of the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.

MARK ZEGER (Trumpet) - Though trumpet is Mark’s primary instrument, he was the guitarist for the University of Rochester Jazz Ensemble and plays piano. Mark has written and recorded numerous jingles, 2 of which earned Telly Awards. Since 2016, Mark is proud to perform with the talented musicians of the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.