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"Forgive me if I don’t have the words. Maybe I can sing it and you’ll understand.
-- Ella Fitzgerald

Greg McLean

Music Director

Greg McLean (b.1956), trumpeter, composer and arranger, was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.

Eileen Howard


ASO’s most recent member, Eileen Howard, grew up in a classical and musical theater household in the Seattle area. The first 15 years of her adult life, she worked in community development in Alaska, Mississippi, ...

Skip Dolt


Skip Dolt’s love of jazz and big band music was cultivated early in life. Growing up in El Paso, Texas...

Sam "Fireball" Feuer


Sam “Fireball” Feuer (trombone, occasional percussion) grew up in Miami, (can’t you tell by his tan?) Florida. He attended Miami Killian High School...

Brandon Everett-Graves


Brandon Everett-Graves (b. 1995) was born in Davenport, Iowa and has played trombone since he was ten years old. His love for jazz quickly grew as he got older and now he has the dream to travel...


Bruce Mangan

Bass Trombone

Bruce Mangan is a freelance bass trombonist and an active music education paraprofessional working with school brass programs in Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Cobb, and Cherokee counties.


Bruce plays on B.A.C. Trombones and Wedge mouthpieces 

Lead Alto

Kath Fidler has been playing saxophone since the 6th grade, when her mother told her she was finally "big enough" to play sax like her modern day saxophone icon, Lisa Simpson.....

Lester Pleasant, Jr.

Lead Tenor Saxophone

Lester Pleasant, Jr. attended Jackson State University in Jackson Mississippi where he grew up and was a member of the famous “Sonic Boom of the South” marching band.  

John Liles

Baritone Saxophone/Singer

John’s interest in music started as a teenager with the guitar.  He played for several years, but it wasn’t until he tried out an alto saxophone that...

Bill Pulis


Profile Coming Soon

Kevin Doyle


Kevin Doyle is one of the original lawyer members of the Atlanta Swing Orchestra.  He is a native of Alexandria, Virginia, where he played...  

Lee Rundbaken



Lee is a retired high school band director, a graduate of the University of Georgia 

with a B. S. degree in Music Education, Masters and ...


Steve Giove, a native of Hollywood, Florida, received a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance from Berklee College of Music and a Masters of Music from the University of Mississippi....

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