Mark Hulse -- Banjo and Trombone -- Banjos, Buckets and Brass and
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Mark HulseMARK HULSE (BANJO/TROMBONE) is now enjoying retirement from the University of Missouri, Columba where he designed and developed electronic research instrumentation for 40 years. In the 1960s, he got his start as a tenor banjo player with the group, Banjos, Buckets and Brass, at Shakey's Pizza Parlor in Columbia. Mark and wife Nora have been members of Dixieland bands, playing at Silver Dollar City, St. Louis, Columbia, and for many festivals and gatherings around Missouri.

Mark HulseMark is President of the Ozark Jazz Society found at

Mark Hulse and Ken ValeAttached is a picture of Kenny Vale (tuba) and me (banjo) taken circa 1985 just before doing a gig at the Country Club in Columbia, Missouri. We called ourselves the "Two Timers." Kenny and I did quite a few banjo/tuba duo gigs during the 80's. For three or four of those years we did a strolling 9-hour gig at Lodge of the Four Seasons at Lake of the Ozarks on New Year's Eve. One of those years, Kenny and I were asked by Russ David, well-known big-band conductor from St. Louis, to sit in the middle of the dance floor and perform during the big-band's breaks at their formal New Year's Eve dance. We had some great times!

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