Southern Minnesota's Real Big Band
Keeping the tradition of big band jazz music alive and well in southern Minnesota!


In addition to great musicians, it takes a dedicated staff to keep the Real Big Band running smoothly. Here are some of the key players that help to make this happen.

Kim Cosens

founder, saxophone section leader

Tedd Gullickson

co-director, manager (schedule, communications, personnel, programming), rhythm section leader

Matt Gullickson


Sam Boerboom

rehearsal host (rehearsal space, equipment, library)

Craig Kopetzki

trombone section leader

Tim Davis

trumpet section leader

Tom Bierer


John Kujawa


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