Susan Wizer, Vocalist
Susan Wizer is a native of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and is married and has two grown children. Susan graduated with a BSE from Arkansas State University and a MED from the University of Arkansas. She has 30 years experience with public and private education in Springdale and Fayetteville Schools. A trained musician, Susan studied undergraduate vocal performance at Ouachita Baptist University and the University of Arkansas, as well as Master of Music studies in vocal performance at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. She continued vocal studies with jazz musician, Marcia Hart of Duncan, Oklahoma. Susan is a soloist for churches and social events throughout the NWA area, and has also directed children’s choirs. She sang for the induction of former band leader Jack Mitchell into the Arkansas Hall of Fame, and for the televised AETN special showcasing the big band music of the WWII Era. She continues to do vocal coaching in the NWA area. Susan is the vocalist for the JM Band of NWA, which performs regionally, as well as locally for public and private events.
Keith Wood, Trumpet
Keith Wood was born in Mena, Arkansas, and began playing trumpet in 1973 (Thanks to his dad for keeping the old 1938 Conn cornet and the ‘Doc’ Severinsen albums all those years!). His teachers include Keith Johnson, Bobby Shew, Don Jacoby and Clint McLaughlin. He is a graduate of The University of North Texas, and has played in 46 of the 50 states, as well as the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Scandinavia, Germany, Belgium and Zimbabwe, Africa. In addition to the JM Band and Combo, Keith currently plays with Naturally Brass, Full House and the orchestra of the First Baptist Church of Centerton. He enjoys all kinds of wildlife (some of which can be found in his house), collecting interesting trumpets, coins and old-fashion albums, and learning things he missed or that weren’t taught in ten years of college.