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Van Hunsburger, drums

    Van Hunsberger is an active gigging and recording drummer/percussionist residing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a past John Phillip Sousa award winner while attending Dowagiac (Michigan) Union High School, A two-time attendee of the acclaimed Interlochen music camp, an alumni member of the Michigan Marching Band and holder of a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan. He is also a member of Local 625 of the American Federation of Musicians and Principal/Owner of VanArchitects PLLC based in Ann Arbor.

    Besides being a member of “Rampage Swing, Van plays regularly with “Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings”, a 10 piece, Ann Arbor based, 20’s & 30’s style jazz orchestra led by Grammy-nominated pianist James Dapogny, which features many of the areas finest jazz musicians and with “The Couriers”, a nine-piece jazz/big band group with vocals that features the big band artists of the 40’s & 50’s such as Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown and Count Basie. The Couriers are led by trombonist Al Townsend, who in the late 40’s & early 50’s held the 1st trombone chair in Gene Krupa’s Orchestra. Van is also a frequent sub with Paul Klinger’s Easy Street Jazz Band and an on call player for various small combo gigs in and around the Ann Arbor/Detroit area.

Meet The Band

Brian Einstein Lassiter - Bandleader, Alto & Bari Sax

Robin Lassonde - Artistic Conslutant

Brad McNett - Vocals

Tracy Jaffe - Vocals

Ryan Dolan - Trumpet

Alec Cooper - Tenor Sax & Clarinet

Terry "TKO" Kimura - Trombone

Tyler Driskill - Piano

Jordan Schug - Bass

Van Hunsburger - Drums

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