Boston Saxophone Quartet Bios

Jim RepaJim Repa is a saxophonist, flutist, composer, and teacher living in the Boston area.  He is an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music where he studied jazz composition.   Jim has recorded with several jazz and world music groups, and produced a CD of his original compositions and arrangements with his own “Destinations” ensemble. As a leader and sideman, he has performed in numerous venues around New England and the Midwest, as well as Paris, France; Cape Town, South Africa; and Ojai, California. Jim has been a jazz clinician and presenter at several jazz conferences and workshops, including  workshops in New Orleans, Louisiana; Ojai, California; and Cape Town, South Africa. A prolific composer and arranger, Jim’s works have been performed by numerous professional and student ensembles. Most recently, one of his compositions was performed by the Jazz Flute Big Band at the 2021 virtual National Flute Association conference.


Lou StamasLou Stamas, alto sax, is an active freelance performer, teacher and clinician. A former public school band director for twenty years, he has performed with the Boston Pops, the Cape Symphony, the Artie Shaw, Harry James, Jimmy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo and Hal McIntyre Orchestras, the Capitol Jazz Orchestra, John Pizzarelli and Johnny Mathis. He regularly performs with several Greater Boston big bands, pit orchestras and concert/wind bands. Lou has been an adjudicator/clinician for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association and the Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors Association for the past thirty years. He is currently on the faculty of the Instrumental Music School of Concord-Carlisle.


Peter CokkiniasPeter Cokkinias, sharing a dual performing career as an instrumentalist and conductor (and music educator), has conducted the Boston Ballet, Boston Pops, Springfield Symphony (MA), and the Atlantic Sinfonietta (NY). He has performed with the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet, and Cincinnati, Hartford, Pittsburgh, and Boston Symphony/Pops Orchestras. Since 1979-2021, Dr. Cokkinias had been Music Director/Conductor of the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra (MA), former Professor at Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory, Tufts University, and a woodwind specialist ("doubler") at the North Shore Music Theater - Beverly (MA); Opera House, Colonial and Wang Theaters - Boston (MA); Providence Performing Arts Center- Providence (RI). Dr. Cokkinias is also the contact for the Boston Saxophone Quartet.


Bob ChadwickBob Chadwick is a retired music educator, having taught the majority of his career as instrumental music instructor in the Auburn, MA public schools. He holds a Master of Music degree in Bassoon Performance from UMass Lowell. In addition to teaching, Bob has played principal Bassoon for the Thayer Symphony Orchestra since 1980 and been busy playing bassoon and doubling woodwinds for countless musical pit orchestras, free lance orchestras, and jazz ensembles. He has performed with a wide variety of notable artists, including Andrea Boccelli, Aretha Franklin, a broadway tour of "A Chorus Line", and Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. He currently adjudicates district and all state festivals and has served as an adjudicator/clinician for Great East Festivals. In addition to his musical activities, Bob is an avid sailor and operates a woodwind repair shop out of his home.


Distinguished Former Members 

Tom FerranteMost of Tom Ferrante's performing career has been in the orchestras of the Colonial, Wang and Schubert Theaters of Boston. Other credits include membership in the Herb Pomeroy Jazz Orchestra, The Viola Premier Saxophone  Quartet, and the Greg Hopkins Big Band.  A former Director of Bands for Waltham (MA) High School,  Tom has been featured jazz clarinet soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra for the past twenty seasons.

Rod FerlandAs an accomplished woodwind doubler on oboe, English horn, flute, saxophone, and clarinet,  Rod Ferland can often be heard and seen in the orchestra pit of Boston's Wang, Shubert and Colonial Theaters performing for Broadway productions.  Rod has also performed with the Boston Lyric Opera, the Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Orchestra and the North Shore Music Theater.  He was a former faculty member at Berklee College of Music.

Terry AnthonyFor the last 30 years, Terry Anthony has been a Full-time member of the Frank Sinatra Junior orchestra, and prior to that, the Frank Sinatra orchestra. Terry is a Boston native, a well-known woodwind doubler, and earned his Masters in clarinet from the Boston Conservatory. When not touring with the "Sinatra sings Sinatra" show, Terry can be found playing in theaters and concert halls from Boston to L. A. In addition to the Sinatra orchestras, credits include Tony Bennett, Steve and Eydie, and Cher.

Bob BowlbyBob Bowlby is an active woodwind doubler and a Theater pit musician at Boston's Colonial, Wang, Shubert, Opera House and NSMT in Beverly.  He has been Lead alto with Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw Orch and plays with the Boston Pops. Currently, he is a member of John Allmark Jazz Orchestra.



Other past members include Mike Leonard, Ken Radnofsky and Steve Young.

Our dear member Ernie passed away on September 19, 2013.

Ernie Sola was a native of Saugus Ma and performed in many music venues in the Greater Boston area.  For many years, he performed at the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly (MA) and played a prominent role in their annual Christmas Carol production playing flutes, clarinets, saxophones and English horn.   In addition, he was a master woodwind instrument repairman for many of Boston's top reed players. 

Ernie Sola