MSG Jeanna Nelson has been a bass clarinetist with the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" since 2004. Prior to joining the band, she was in the clarinet section of the United States Army Field Band for four years.
Nelson earned a Bachelor of music Degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. There she studied with Edward Palanker, Bass Clarinetist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She also went on to receive a Master of Music degree from the DePaul University School of Music, studying with Larry Combs and John Bruce-Yeh, both clarinetists in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.