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About Us

We entertain audiences of all ages with our favorite jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. We are available for weddings, parties, events, concerts, and dances.

Bill Smith

Bill has been performing in bands and as a solo musician in Northern Colorado since he and his family moved to Fort Collins in 1986. While singing with Choice City Singers, he developed a love for jazz standards and all the rich music from the Great American Songbook. As a solo jazz GUITARIST and VOCALIST, he performs regularly in restaurants, clubs, and charity fundraisers in the area. He is excited to be contributing his talents to The Jazz Section



Amy Madden

Amy has been SINGING professionally in Northern Colorado for over 25 years. While she has spent the majority of those years in Musical Theatre productions, she has logged plenty of hours behind the mic with local Jazz groups too. Jazz is a true joy for her and something she personally listens to on a regular basis. It is an honor for her to be singing songs by some of “the greats.”

Amy has enjoyed being a featured soloist for National Anthems, social events and special occasions and now looks forward to singing these wonderful jazz standards with this talented group of musicians. 

Eric Wollan

Eric picked up the DRUM sticks at the age of six when his grandfather taught him to play the snare drum. During his elementary and junior high school years, he studied drums with Dallas jazz great Charlie Hamilton.

Eric continued honing his skills and studied symphonic percussion with Mitchell Peters, principal percussionist with the Dallas Symphony and later the LA Philharmonic. There are no forms of music he doesn’t enjoy and embrace as a valid art form!

Jorge Palecios Jr.

Meet our newest band member: Jorge Palacios Jr, on the BASS.

Jorge grew up playing all manner of instruments in Fort Lupton, Colorado. After honing in on a deep love of music, especially Jazz, he decided to attend Regis University to study both voice and bass. He has played in all sorts of environments and genres, including musical theatre, liturgical and praise music, jazz fusion and funk groups, indie rock, mariachi, and shoegaze. When not playing bass with the Jazz Section he plays in Goldblush, is the main creative force behind Iowa City Goat Club, and is half of the podcast Bad Jokes and Semi-Wise Cracks with Luke and Jorge.

Todd Gamble

Todd grew up in what would be the Von Trapp family in the middle of Illinois. His entire family wore lederhosen and drapes while performing shows (unfortunately without a governess).


Todd gravitated to PIANO and, after a stint with classical music, moved through rock and roll, the blues, and finally to jazz. He loves playing with his fellow musicians in The Jazz Section: “Great mates playing great tunes!” He would like to thank his parents, his wife, and his favorite dog for their support.

Luke Heter

Luke was raised in Ft. Collins, CO, and graduated from Regis University with a BA in Music Education in the Spring of 2018. He is going to find a job teaching in a public school in the Denver area. He has been playing the saxophone for twelve years.


Some of his notable Jazz experiences include playing lead alto and lead tenor in the Regis Jazz Ensemble and being the SAXOPHONIST for the Denver-based groups Half Eaten Pear and Garage Cat. Luke loves to perform and grow in his musicianship, and is very excited to be a part of The Jazz Section

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