Jeremy Hegg, Music Director for Holiday Jam, is the oldest son of two lifelong music educators, grew up in Dell Rapids, South Dakota, and received his music degree from Augustana College (now University). He is the staff arranger and composer for the Augustana Brass Choir, Sioux Falls Municipal Band, and numerous marching band programs nationwide. As a performer, Jeremy is known for the band Spooncat!. Formed in 1996, this original 9-piece horn band has played JazzFest six times as well as "Saturday In The Park" in Sioux City. He has performed around the country and throughout Europe with artists ranging from Smokey Robinson to Chuck Berry. Before Holiday Jam he was a featured guest pianist and arranger with A South Dakota Acoustic Christmas. Jeremy was the 2003 recipient of the Mayor's Award for the Performing Arts in Sioux Falls, SD.