Dennis Klopfer
Leader
Keyboards


A musical career that encompasses a multitude of styles, from classics to jazz and ethnic music to rock, establishes Dennis as a foundation for the group. He is a past member of the Milwaukee Symphony Jazz Ensemble and has led many groups, including a big band, rock and jazz bands. Dennis’ credits include recordings with his own group and as a sideman for a variety of established artists.
Tom Newburg
Co-Leader
Saxophone and Flute

Tom is a creative soloist who is very able in many styles, from jazz to blues to contemporary music. A widely respected musician, Tom is repeatedly requested by many performers for appearances throughout the Midwest. He has worked shows for the Temptations, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Johnny Mathis, Mel Torme, Aretha Franklin, to mention just a few. He also performs on a selected basis with the Milwaukee Symphony for many of their Pop Artist Series concerts.
Todd Holmes
Bass and Vocals


Todd displays his virtuosity with his bass guitar on virtually all styles of music. A much sought-after singer, his rich, dynamic vocals have appeared on many local and national radio and television commercials. Todd is also a prolific songwriter, having written and recorded well over 100 songs. Todd’s bands have opened for Ike and Tina Turner, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Blue Oyster Cult, Edgar Winter’s White Trash, Maynard Ferguson, and many others.
Jeff Pietrangelo
Trumpet and Percussion


Jeff, a seasoned performer, was the 1999 WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award winner for outstanding brass/reed player. In addition to playing lead trumpet and percussion with Cityscape, Jeff continues to do section work with big bands, pop artist performances, and Broadway shows. Jeff’s credits include extensive national performances with recording artists Matrix, as well as playing for numerous national acts, including Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Johnny Mathis and Henry Mancini. Jeff is also a highly regarded recording musician
Bill Stone
Guitar and Vocals

Bill Stone has received recognition for his blues and jazz playing. While playing with the Leroy Airmaster Blues Band, the band was awarded four WAMI Awards for best blues band. Bill was nominated for best guitarist in 2000. He has performed at major festivals, as well as on radio and television. Bill is also a well-known educator and has taught at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, MATC, UW-Madison Summer Music Camp, and is presently teaching in the Milwaukee Public School system.
Tom Utschig
Drums, Percussion and Vocals

Tom has over 38 years of experience in music, which includes teaching, performance, and as a clinician. He earned his Masters of Music Degree in Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Miami. Tom's performance credits include Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Kai Winding, Buddy Miles and blues legend Luther Allison, and he has opened for Jaco Pastorius, Richard Elliot, and many others. In 1999 Tom started TUtsch Tone Productions, a 16-track digital recording studio. His knowledge and mastery of many distinct styles of music provide the ultimate compliment to the varied repertoire of Cityscape.
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