“Dean and the Persuaders” have performed in the Pacific NW for many years. Dean Ratzman plays keyboard, trumpet, trombone and sings. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, and is an international song writer. He has performed worldwide. Dean’s home town is Port Angeles, WA. Ed Donohue started playing professionally at the age of 18. He is a highly regarded soloist on trumpet and flugelhorn. He just retired from 40 years of teaching band in a Port Angeles school. Rupert Kettle is a highly skilled guitarist, and has performed internationally for over 40 years. He played with members of Frank Zappa’s band, and in the band, Zero. He lives in Coyle, WA, with his wife, his dog, two cats, and four goats.