JAMES KEEFE began his piccolo-making career with Brannen Brothers in 1978, eventually rising to the position of Vice President and General Manager. His record of superior craftsmanship, his innovations in head joint and mechanism design, and his dedication to meeting the needs of piccolo players, have established Jim as one of the finest piccolo makers in the world. Jim earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Illinois where he studied with Eric Hoover. He also pursued graduate studies at Boston Conservatory.

JANET KINMONTH worked at Brannen Brothers from 1984 to 1999, finishing piccolos and flutes and serving as Finishing Department Manager. Janet has combined her performance experience with piccolo-making skills to become one of the most knowledgeable and skilled piccolo makers in the world. She received her Master of Music from Bowling Green State University and her Bachelor of Music degree at Oberlin Conservatory. She has been 2nd flute/piccolo with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra since 1986. Her teachers include Judith Bentley, Robert Willoughby and Clement Barone.