Invite your friends and family to our recording weekend kick-off party at Roaring Rapids Pizza on Thursday, March 19! I want to pack the house and fill the tip jar for the amazing musicians who are coming to play on the recording.
Here's the press release Kyle wrote for me:
Jessika Smith Big Band- Tricks of Light
University of Oregon alumni Jessika Smith and her band are performing at Roaring Rapids Pizza Company on Thursday, March 19. The show is in preparation for the recording of her first album Tricks of Light, and will feature some of the finest musicians from around the northwest.
Featuring new compositions and arrangements, Tricks of Light showcases Smith’s writing style as well as the skills of the individual musicians within her band. Covering a wide range of musical styles and colors, there really is something for everyone at this show.
The Jessika Smith Big Band features some of the finest musicians from across the Northwest, including Mark Taylor, Steve Treseler, Dave Glenn, Vern Sielert, Idit Shner, Torrey Newhart, Tony Glausi and more. The band also includes several U of O faculty members, alumni, and students.
Here's a full list of the awesome talent who will be playing on the show at Roaring Rapids:
Mark Taylor, saxophone (Seattle WA), Idit Shner, saxophone (Eugene, OR), Steve Treseler, saxophone (Seattle WA), Joshua Hettwer, saxophone (Eugene, OR), Vanessa Sielert, saxophone (Moscow, ID), Justin Woodward, trumpet (Eugene, OR), Vern Sielert, trumpet (Moscow, ID), Paul Krueger, trumpet (Eugene, OR), Tony Glausi, trumpet (Eugene, OR), Dave Glenn, trombone (Walla Walla, WA), Jenny Kellogg, trombone (Spokane, WA), Joe Freuen, trombone (Eugene, OR), Bill Foster, trombone (Cheney, WA), Torrey Newhart, piano (Eugene, OR), Kyle Smith, guitar (Eugene, OR), Dusty Carlson, bass (Eugene, OR), Sean Peterson, bass (Eugene, OR), Ken Mastrogiovanni, drum set (Eugene, OR), Adam Carlson, aux percussion/visual recording (Eugene, OR).