Group Information

Our Musical styles cover a wide range including:

Renaissance , Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, Swing, Show tunes, Latin, Jazz, Rock and Salsa.

Customized Programs

  1. -Traditional Brass Arrangements

  2. -Light Classical and Jazz

  3. -Sentimental Songs

  4. -College Fight Songs

  5. -Special Requests

Public Shows

Summer Concert Date TBD

Private Events

Available for your wedding, party, concert or special event. 

Portland Brass Quintet

John Walling

1918 NW 31st Ave.

Portland OR 97210

503 222-4865



Greg Garrett – trumpet, performs in  many different stylistic worlds. Greg is a graduate of University of Michigan where he studied with Armando Ghitalla and Ramone Parcells.  His playing career started out in the Ann Arbor Brass Quintet and continued to the A2 Bee-Bop Quintet with Pianist David Swaim.  He relocated to the Norheastern Ohio Area in the mid 80's and started playing in Motown, blues bands and big bands such as The Motion, King Kong, and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.  After hooking up in 1989 with Dick Johnston and the Artie Shaw Orchestra based out of Boston, MA., he relocated back to Portland, Oregon. Currently, he can be heard playing with Patrick Lamb, the Chuck Isreals Octet, Pete Petersen Septet, the Ellen Whyte Band w/The 4-Eyed Horns, Columbia Brass Quintet, and The Shanghai Woolies amongst others.

Jeffrey Snyder - trumpet -  is currently a member of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, and the Spokane Symphony. Jeff received his music degrees from Florida State University and Washington State University and a performance diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music where he studied with Charles Schlueter, principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

John Walling – tuba, is a founding member of the PBQ and has performed with west coast symphonies and brass groups during the last 30 years including the Santa Cruz Symphony, San Jose Symphony, Reed Street Brass Quintet and Burbank Symphony. John received his music performance degree at the University of California at Santa Cruz. As a brass and band specialist, John teaches with the MUSE Band Program and currently works with over 100 students. He also plays tuba, trombone and string bass with several local jazz ensembles including Jass Two plus One,  Stumptown Jazz,  and The Swingtyme Jazz Band.

Jen Harrison-french horn - is a graduate of Northwestern University and former member of the New Mexico Symphony, currently performs with the Columbia Symphony, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, the Rose City Chamber Orchestra, the Eugene Opera and at the Sunriver Music Festival. She freelances with the Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Oregon Symphony and other music ensembles in the area. She has also been known to appear in local venues as a rock and roll french hornist. As often as possible she puts the horn in it's case and heads to the forest for some wilderness adventure.

Greg Scholl plays principal trombone in the Columbia, Vancouver, and Newport Symphonies, as well as the Rose City Chamber Orchestra.  He has also performed with the Oregon Symphony. He earned a performance degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys playing new improvised music with the Ensemble of Strategic Intelligence in Portland, as well as the Michael Vlatkovich Trio. He also plays trombone and guitar in two local groups, Bahttsi and the Rhythm Dogs.