Musicians


Jack Mahoney - Cornet, French Horn

Jack_2018Jack began playing in high school and continued at the University of Oregon while getting his B.A and Masters degrees in Music. During his time in military service, he played with the 748th Army Air Force Band. Jack has taught instrumental and vocal music for twenty years, the last five years at Portland's Centennial High School. He has played professionally since high school and fronted his own dance bands for over 40 years. Jack is also the Music Director of Portland's East Count Community Orchestra.
Here is a link to a recent newspaper article about the East County Community Orchestra. Gresham Outlook 01/13/10





Peter Deley - Alto Saxophone

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Dennis Costi - Tenor Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet

Dennis CostiDennis was born Portland, Oregon. After graduating from US Grant High, he attended 2 years ar the University of Oregon, and 2 Years at Portland State University, graduating with a BA degree.
He started playing clarinet at age ten, added the saxophone at age 12, and the flute at age 20. Dennis became a member of the Portland Musicians Union Local 99 at age 18, and began his career as a private music instructor and performer at age 22. Dennis has had numerous students who won city solo contests, allowing them to go to state competitions. He continues teaching to the present time.
Dennis was a member of the Oregon National Guard Band for 9 years, headquartered at the Portland Air Base. Dennis has performed with numerous groups, including The Oregon Symphony, Oregon Symphony Pops Orchestra, Norman Leyden Pops Orchestra, Portland Opera, Portland Festival Symphony, Keller Auditorium Orchestra, and the Portland Symphonic Band. He has also has been a member of the Oregon Saxophone Quartet, Woody Hite Band and George Reinmiller Band. He is the Director of the Dennis Costi Big Band (Swing DC), featured on the Queen of the West cruise ship (1999 through 2006), and currently performing on various casual dates.