LAURIE E. TIETJEN, CPA, Described as a “Renaissance Woman”, Laurie E. Tietjen possesses a wide range of talents, abilities, and interests:
Certified Public Accountant for the College of the Ozarks, medical practice business consultant, licensed educator, jazz musician, and visual artist.
Her greatest enjoyment, however, has come from playing with her dad, Fred Tietjen, MD, (orthopedic surgeon) in his jazz bands, the Kapital Kicks Jazz Orchestra and the Lake Jazz Band. He continues to “channel” his musical passion through her playing of his baritone saxophone with Caduceus, The Doctors’ Band.
GREGORY OJAKANGAS, PhD is a planetary astrophysicist, but jazz music performance has been a critically
important part of his life since
he was a teenager. He played jazz trombone from high school through college, graduate school at The California Institute of technology and beyond, performing in big bands and jazz combos of all sizes. He currently teaches physics at Drury University, where he performs in the university jazz program on an as needed basis.
JEFF DEL VECCHIO, is a physician assistant at Mercy Springfield. He is happy to return to playing trumpet after a long hiatus from his college playing days at Southwest Missouri State University-now Missouri State University. He also enjoys playing along side his son, Jack, when he is home from college.