Jerry Kaehr, Piano

Born and raised in Indiana, Jerry studied piano, saxophone and voice in secondary school, and went on to complete a BA and MA in Music Education. During his career of 35 years, he taught music in Wisconsin at all levels from kindergarten through university. He was also very involved in church music, directing music programs and leading worship from the piano. He has played in many small groups and had his own quartet for several years in Wisconsin. Jerry and his wife, Linda, have been retired in San Diego since 1996, and shortly after, Jerry joined the Big Band Express. They have two children and five grandchildren living in Wisconsin and Indiana.

Paul Lasker, Bass

Paul Lasker-Bass

Paul Lasker-Bass

Paul is a San Diego native having been born and raised in La Jolla. Originally a violin player, he switched to bass as a teenager.  He has played a variety of genres including rock, jazz, pop, show tunes and big band. Paul has held down the low end of the Big Band Express for over 15 years. He currently lives in Del Mar with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Rachel. When he isn't playing bass, he and Elizabeth sell Real Estate with Del Mar Real Estate Services. 

Kay Mundell, Vocals

Kay Mundell comes from a musical family, and it seems that she has sung all her life, beginning in grammar school in rural Nebraska and continuing up to the present. Kay had the good fortune to grow up in the golden age of swing. Over the years she has performed in a variety of venues with choral groups, dance bands and jazz combos. Whether singing professionally or for her own enjoyment, she has loved every minute of it! A comparative newcomer to Big Band Express, Kay joined the band in 2007. In addition to BBX, she performs with several other dance bands in the San Diego metropolitan area. Kay is also an accomplished portrait artist, working in oils, pastels, charcoal and watercolors. After years of moving around the country as a Navy wife, she now resides in Chula Vista with her husband Jack.

Mike Masessa, Drums

Mike Masessa

Mike Masessa