BANJO

Bob Durkee

I started playing jazz in high school where my music instructor liked to lead the pep and jazz band with his banjo player. I learned to love the rhythms that he would add to the music. So, I bought a banjo after high school.

While in college I played bass in a jazz trio and I paid for my schooling playing in a country band. After college I dropped out of music until I joined the Chancel Choir at Centennial.

I started to play with the Stompers as a bass player while the Tuba was on leave. I was still fascinated with the banjo. So, when God gave me the opportunity to practice banjo, while my ankle healed from a compound fracture, I increased my playing and now I enjoy working out the unique banjo rhythms and sounds with the Stompers.