Mark Kranz, tuba. Dixie Doodlers Founder and Manager, performed in the Milwaukee Letter Carrier's Band, Brookfield Community Band and others. Collects old records, cylinders and radios. Repairs and collects Victrolas and restores Model T Fords. Machinist. New Berlin.
Rich Regent, clarinet and tonette. Performs with clarinet since 1954, enjoys Dixieland and jazz music with a variety of bands and ensembles. Restores tube-type radios, collects postage stamps and sells on eBay. Biography. Master of Science in Physics from UWM, Licensed Professional Engineer, Army Veteran. Greenfield.
John Knurr, piano, tuba, trombone and vocals. Plays with New Rampart Street Paraders. Retired HS Music Teacher, historian and musician's musician. Biography. Master of Arts in Music from California State University. Milwaukee and Delafield.
Jack Clark, washboard and various musical gadjets. Began playing trumpet in 1948, also French Horn and drums. Plays Dixieland with other groups, likes cow bells and whistles. Biography. Former grain elevator supervisor, Army Veteran. Franklin.
Ken Olson, banjo, guitar and vocals. Retired Muskego HS Music Teacher and directed music for 35 years. Master of Music Education from University of Illinois Champaign. Eagle.
James Kelly, trumpet. BM from UW-Platteville, with Masters degree from Vandercook National Louis University, Illinois, and the UW. For 30 years he has been a private lesson teacher of beginners and advanced students and has taught in the MPS. Performing in groups for George Burns, Nick Contorno, Bob Hope, Boots Randolph, Guy Lombardo and Temptations. Army Veteran, Milwaukee.
David Smith, trombone. Plays music with several groups in the area and teaches mathematics at Elmbrook Schools. Graduated from UW-Stevens Point with Bachelors degree in Music. Air Force Veteran, Waukesha.
See us at:
- Grand Geneva Resort
February 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Potowatami, Milwaukee
March 1, 4 to 8:15 p.m.
Reasonable rates with a custom band sized to fit the occasion. Need a Promotional Kit?
e-mail: Mark or Marge Kranz
Phone 262-679-9475, New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Please hire the Dixie Doodlers.
Ask about our low-priced three-piece Dixie Doodlers Lite Band!
Dixie Doodlers. may be an unusual name for a top rated 1920s style Jazz Band whose musicians strive for perfection to create music with bright melody, awesome harmony and energetic rhythm.
There's no doodling around when the Dixie Doodlers perform, work, record or practice. You could say they doodle with jazz styles, but only their band name has Doodlers in it.
Their weekly rehearsals include learning tunes, listening to authentic 78 RPM records, and reviewing their incredibly huge repertoire of 546 tunes. There's always something new with a kazoo, improvising with a washboard, or playing a 13-note tonette.
These musicians can perform on the main stage, in a parade, at a street setting, roving around, in the background, for church services, or even church or cemetery located Dixieland funerals.
Enjoy a musical program at your anniversary, birthday, ceremony, Christmas program, corporate gathering, event, festival, parade, party, picnic or special occasion. Keep music alive.