Introducing the CBB Jazz Combo

CBB Jazz Combo

“We’ve all been involved in music all of our lives, and we’re longtime members of the Chatfield Brass Band (CBB). It’s a nice offshoot,” said Nathan Davidson, of the CBB Jazz Combo, a quartet/quintet that “started in the last year” after members of Chatfield’s renowned brass band decided to bring some jazzy swing to venues around the area. For more information, contact Nathan at 507-754-5934, or e-mail

Nathan Davidson has been playing saxophone since sixth grade. He not only performs music but has been teaching instrumental music for over 35 years. He has played in a variety of bands from jazz and polkas to rock since the 60’s. Besides being a Chatfield Brass Band member, he also performs with two rock bands, a polka band and is a freelance musician.

Jerry Barrett is a freelance trumpet player. He moved to southern Minnesota from Los Angeles six years ago. His experience as a musician is varied. He has played in groups from many genres of music including classical, jazz, Latin, polka, and rock’n’ roll. He is presently a member of the Winona Brass Band, the Chatfield Brass Band, the Notochords Big Band, as well as the CBB Jazz Combo. He also plays regularly with the Rochester Civic Concert Band as well as other groups in the area as the need arises.

Curt Peterson, the pianist, is a veteran of 45 years in the music business starting with his dance orchestra in the 50’s. After teaching, directing, and arranging, mostly in southern California, he is now retired, keeping active playing lead trumpet in the Notochords Big Band from Rochester as well as assistant director and sax player in the Chatfield Brass Band and doing his best to bring some maturity to this unruly group!

Roy Cerling has been thumping the bass for over 40 years since mistakenly volunteering for the eighth grade orchestra in Clinton, Iowa. Since then, he has performed with a U.S. Army Band, numerous community band and orchestras, theatre pit bands, several jazz orchestras,  the occasional blue grass review and currently with the Notochords Big Band and CBB Jazz Combo.

David Brown has been playing the drums from age 6 and has played in a variety of performance groups including church bands, symphony orchestras and concert bands, jazz and rock bands, and studio work. David is a versatile drummer/ percussionist who is currently working with several local bands and studio projects.


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