Fair Black Rose 2018
Fair Black Rose is a young band whose members are growing up in the Jam Pak Blues 'N' Grass Neighborhood Band. They play bluegrass but also incorporate old-time and popular songs into their repertoire. They are able to play a whole set for any occasion. Although quite young, they are polished and unique performers under the mentorship of Justin Mizer. The band leads musical activities for children. They perform during every Jam Pak set and also have their own performance events.
Members are: Rosy Lopez-vocals-guitar, Lucy Tanyi-vocals-banjo, Alasya Zelweldi-vocals- mountain dulcimer, Miguel Garcia-vocals, bass, Rachel Babick-fiddle, Benjamin Babick-mandolin, and Justin Mizer-fiddle.
Morning Fire 2018
Morning Fire is a young bluegrass band mentored by the Jam Pak Blues 'N' Grass Neighborhood Band. Under the leadership of Selena Haggerty-Tavera, the band works on their own arrangements and music selections. They have entered band contests in Wickenburg and Payson and always enjoy the competition and pushing themselves. The band leads musical activities for children. They are often featured during Jam Pak performances but also do complete performances on their own. Members are: Mark Hickler-vocals, bass-guitar, Alan Moreno-vocals-guitar, Paula Lopez-vocals-fiddle, Selena Haggerty-Tavera-vocals-mandolin, Phoebe Marlowe-vocals-Dobro, and Nazarena Delgado-vocals-banjo.
The Wood Bees 2018
The Would Bees is Jam Pak's youngest band and maybe the hardest working band under the leadership of Paula Lopez and Carlos Parra. They are learning their instruments and learning to sing the heart of bluegrass traditional music. The kids work on their arrangements and are very dedicated to their music. The two leaders know about the concept of being Servant-Leaders and Jam Pak is so proud of them and the gift they are giving to young Jam Pak members. This band is truly a wonderful sight to see!
Cabin John 2018
Cabin John is based on the charm of two old and two young people who love to play traditional-style bluegrass music. Howard Anderson, whom we like to call Mr. Bluegrass, and his wife Susan hosted weekly jams in their home for 35 years. Many people got their bluegrass wings right in their living room.
Howard joined the Jam Pak Blues 'N' Grass Neighborhood Band as a banjo coach and mentor many years ago and continues to support the band in these ways. Five years ago he formed a small band from members of Jam Pak which include Alan Moreno on guitar, Nazarena Delgado on bass, Anni Beach on mandolin, and Howard on banjo. This band plays straight out traditional bluegrass for gigs including the Beach House Reviews, folk and bluegrass festivals, coffee houses, and senior living. They are what down home bluegrass is all about. www.cabinjohnbluegrass.com
Cisco & The Racecars 2018
Under the management and vision of Francisco Briseno, Cisco & The Racecars is taking its place as one of the premier bluegrass bands in the State of Arizona. Francisco, Arizona State Banjo Champion 2014, has gathered his band members over many years and together they've formed a highly unique and authentic sound. Although their roots are bluegrass, and they remain true to that tradition, they also play popular, country, and old-time music. They love what they're doing and they are committed to making their listeners happy with their music. They are best friends as a band and enjoy traveling, jamming, eating, and talking together. They also serve as mentors to the young members of the Jam Pak Blues 'N' Grass Neighborhood Band. www.ciscoandtheracecars.com