Brass Band Bios

Percussionist, Second Line Atlanta

Paul Vogler - Percussion

Paul has appeared on the bill with Ziggy MarleyThelonius Monk Jr., Dr. Billy TaylorThe New York Voices & others.

Paul worked with the National Afro-American Museum on the exhibit "When the Spirit Moves" appearing at the Smithsonian Institution.

Paul Vogler is the founder of Atlanta Event MusicAtlanta Jazz TrioAtlanta Steel Pan & Island Music and 2nd Line Atlanta.

Atlanta Second Line Musician Behind the Scenes

Stan Joseph - Percussion

New Orleans native Stan Joseph started playing drums at 11 years old, and by age 13 was performing with Bourbon Street Second Line Bands.

Recognized as a New Orleans Jazz All-star by New Orleans Magazine in 2003, Stan performed in 20+ U.S. states and jazz festivals in 9 foreign countries, performing with jazz legends Danny Barker, Chester Zardis, The Humphrey Brothers, Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins and a host other legends in New Orleans.

A regular performer at the New Orleans Jazz Festival,  Stan has performed at legendary Preservation Hall several times. You may recognize him from his performance as a drummer in the movie "Ray" featuring Jamie Fox and the movie "Gigalo" featuring James Franco. Stan has recorded on several New Orleans Jazz CDs.

New Orleans Music of Atlanta

Neal McElroy - Trombone

No stranger to the Atlanta music scene and trombone player with some of the hottest Jazz Bands in Atlanta!

30 years as pit musician at Fox TheaterAlliance Theater and various other venues around the U.S.

Besides performing with legends including Frank Sinatra and Burt Bacharach, Neil has traveled the world with Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz and performed with virtually all the Motown acts of the 60’s 70’s & 80’s including The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops and Diana Ross.


Second Line Jazz Musician. Bass Player.

Ray McMurtry - Upright Bass

Accomplished bass player, performing since 1960, Ray's Linked in profile reads, "Just A Bass Player who pull 4, 5 and 6 strings." Need we say more?








Ouida Franklin - Vocalist & Dancer

Ouida is an international artist with a background in gospel music. Ouida has toured Europe as a vocalist and performed on Royal Caribbean.  She performed with the Southwest Atlanta Community Theater, and was a participant of The 2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival.

Ouida is lead vocalist for Breath of Jazz,  former lead singer of JAS Jazz Trio, “The Just Jazz” Band, and Frankie’s Blues Mission.

Jazz Musician Dan Reagan at Atlanta Wedding Performance

Dan Reagan - Trombone

Dan Reagan is possibly best known for his tours with singer Marc Anthony, husband of Jennifer Lopez, and Marc Anthony’s alternate group, the two time Grammy Award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra and his performance on their 2011 album.
Dan has also played with Willie Colon, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, and Conjunto Libre, to name just a few.

Reagan was also a part-time instructor at the San Diego School of Creative and Performance Arts, as well as playing with the Gunnar Biggs Latin Jazz Quartet.

Second Line Atlanta Jazz Brass Band, New Orleans Music

Rick Harris -Trumpet, Trombone, Keyboards, Saxophone & Vocals

Rick Harris is known for his nationally acclaimed vocal quartet, Mad Romance.

Award-winning vocalist and arranger, Rick is a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, brass, saxophone, Latin percussion, and stringed instruments.

Rick is front man/arranger for ten-piece Little Big Band Atlanta, singer and jazz trumpeter for Big Band Atlanta, and performer with oldies rock and R&B band Boomers Gone Wild.

Second Line Musician Atlanta, GA Wedding Entertainment

L.A. Tuten - Tuba & Bass

L.A. studied music at GSU and Berklee.

As arranger and conductor of the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable; bassist with Col. Bruce Hampton,“Thumbs” Carllile, and Elise Witt.

L.A. toured internationally also as tubist with Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz & The Atlanta Pops Orchestra.

Paul Newkirk Vocalist and Guitar

Paul Newkirk - Vocalist

Well known Atlanta guitarist, Paul delivers a warm, engaging & energetic stage presence. His versatile 300+ song repertoire appeals to a wide variety of audiences.

Paul Newkirk has appeared on the bill with: SantanaJames Brown, Kathy Matea, Al Green, Spyro Gyra & Peabo Bryson and has opened concerts for Joe South, B.W. Stevenson, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band & The New York Voices and Percy Sledge 

Paul's venues include The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. Follow Paul at

2nd Line Atlanta Band. September 2018.
2nd Line Atlanta Band. September 2018.