Ivo Braun, trumpet, is a native of Prague and has been with Maxwell Street since 1993. He received his BA in trumpet performance from the
University of Illinois and his MM from the University of North Texas where he performed with the school's award-winning Two O'Clock Jazz Band. Ivo's
performance experience includes Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Irving Symphony in Dallas and the Symphonic Pops
Orchestra of Chicago. In addition to performing, Ivo has enjoyed teaching music appreciation at the college level and he graduated from Chicago's famous
Second City Training Center. Ivo currently resides in Skokie, Illinois.