02/12/13 - 6:27pm
Gunnar Kuehl, a senior at Pequot Lakes High School, was the one and only bass player selected to play in the 20-piece Minnesota All-State Jazz Ensemble, making him one of the best high school bass players in the state.
He’ll perform with the ensemble Friday, Feb. 15, in Minneapolis.
Gunnar, who lives in Nisswa, picked up the bass when he joined band in fifth grade. At that time, he lived in Hopkins.
“I wanted to play tuba, but I almost passed out,” Gunnar said.
He took on the bass instead and has stuck with it ever since.