Lead Tenor Sax
Bryan has played lead Tenor Sax with DCJB since 2013. In addition to DCJB Bryan plays with Swingtime, a Dallas area big band, and is a charter member of the orchestra at First Baptist Church of Sunnyvale, where he is a member. When not making music Bryan is a State Farm Insurance Claims Adjuster and he is also an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. Watching Boots Randolph play Tenor Sax on HeeHaw inspired Bryan to take up the instrument, which he played through college at East Texas State on a music scholarship. Bryan has been featured at TMEA and also played with the Mal Fitch Orchestra. About his membership in DCJB Bryan says: “I dearly love everyone in the band. I enjoy the fellowship and the opportunity to help others see Christ and feel his presence through the music we play”.
Lead Alto Sax
Lynn retired from Coca Cola in 2011 and is enjoying his retirement playing in a number of area groups in addition to DCJB, including: Dallas Praise Orchestra, Dallas Praise Jazz Orchestra, Town North Community Band, the New Horizon Band, Dixie Swing, Up-Swing and the orchestra at Mimosa Lane Baptist Church, where he is a member. Regarding his busy musical schedule Lynn says, “I enjoy traveling to the many diverse venues and sharing styles of music with audiences throughout the DFW area that they otherwise might not get a chance to hear”.
2nd Tenor Sax
Scott has been a part of the DCJB sax section since 2007. While attending Lake Highlands High School in Dallas Scott was selected as First Chair bass clarinet in the Texas All-State band. He played baritone sax in the Texas Tech jazz band, tenor sax in the marching band and bass clarinet in the concert band (no wonder Texas Tech awarded him a music scholarship!). Scott currently plays in such varied ensembles as the Metropolitan Winds wind symphony, Swingtime jazz band and the Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet. Scott serves as an Usher Captain on Sunday mornings at his home church, St Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano and he is Managing Partner at BridgeStreet Partners.
2nd Alto Sax
Sheryl joined DCJB in 2009. Sheryl says: “I am blessed to be part of a group of Christian musicians who express God's message of love through music.” After playing alto saxophone into her college years she stopped playing it for 17 years. Then, with the encouragement of her husband, in 1999 she joined three other saxophone players at her church who later became the Lone Star Saxophone Quartet. In addition to DCJB she has played in the orchestra of her church, St Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano as well as the saxophone ensemble group, jazz band and Jazz, I.N.C. (Jazz In the Name of Christ), and other ensemble groups. Professionally Sheryl is an Underwriter with Veterans United Home Loans.
Tanya, who joined DCJB only two years after it formed, adds the flute voice to a woodwind section dominated by saxophone! Other areas of service for Tanya include playing in the Wilshire Winds at her home church, Wilshire Baptist Church and she also is on the Board of “Garland Relay for Life”. In her professional life Tanya is a Speech Pathology Supervisor. Of her association with DCJB Tanya says: “I love being able to share God's grace through jazz music”.