The Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band
Created in 1947

 

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Today, with the same personnel from the 1950s and with forty additional years of experience and polish, they are acclaimed as one of the foremost traditional jazz bands in the world.

Tom Bartlett
Tom Bartlett - trombone
A Salty Dog since his Purdue days in West Lafayette, Indiana over 50 years ago.

Mary Green
Mary Green - piano
Joined the "Dogs" after John Cooper passed away in early 2010. Mary has been performing for over 40 years.
Kim Cusack
Kim Cusak - clarinet
Like Mike, first performed with the band at Purdue in 1958. Kim is a well known Jazz figure throughout the U.S.A.
Lew Green
Lew Green - cornet
With "Dogs" for over 55 years. Started at Purdue and moved the band to their current Chicago base in 1960.

Andy Schumm - cornet/drums
Born in Milwaukee, Andy also plays a mean melodica and a factured frumpet
Carol Leigh
Carol Leigh - vocals
Joined the "Dogs" in Chicago in 1974. Featured with the "Dogs" ever since. Performs frequently in Europe and Japan.
Jack Kuncl
Jack Kuncl - banjo
Joined the "Dogs" at their Sloppy Joe's engagement in Chicago in the 1960s. Email: BanjoJack@yahoo.com
Mike Walbridge
Mike Walbridge - tuba
First performed with the "Dogs" in 1958 at Purdue. Still having fun in the year 2000.