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Reece Marshburn - piano
Reece Marshburn graduated
from Western Washington University in 2002 with a Bachelors of
Music in Jazz Studies. At Western, he studied intensively with bassist
Chuck Israels, Saxophonist Mike Allen, and classical pianist
Margaret Brink. After college, Reece worked for several years as
bandleader on the cruise ship Queen of The West, which led to the
formation of The Notables. Recently, Reece has been ubiquitous
within the Portland area musical theater scene, playing in the orchestras
for I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Write Myself
a Letter, West Side Story (at the grand opening of the Pearl
District's Gerding Theater), and Oregon Children's Theater production
of Miss Nelson is Missing at the Keller Auditorium. Reece
is also currently touring and performing with the Jim Beatty Jazz Band,
the Reece Marshburn Trio, as well playing solo piano at a variety
of venues around Portland. He is also currently recording an album of
original material entitled, I'm Ragged But I'm Right.
Bill Athens - bass
Originally from of
Appleton, WI, Bill Athens moved to Portland to start playing music. Bill
has played with many great artists including Mary Kadderly, Ron
Steen, Darrell Grant, Bill Beach, Dan Balmer,
Jerry Hahn, Randy Porter, Warren Rand, Nancy King,
Greg Gobel, Devin Philips, The Dave Mills/Carlton Jackson
Big Band, and many others. He occupied the bass chair on the Queen
of the West river boat and holds a Bachelor of Music from Portland
State University where he studied bass with Ken Baldwin, Jazz
studies with Darrel Grant and composition with Bryan Johanson.
Todd Bishop - drums
Todd Bishop has been performing professionally from the Pacific Northwest to Los Angeles to Hong Kong since 1985. He has been working steadily since the mid-90's on the riverboats of the Columbia, including the Empress Of The North, the Queen Of The West, and the Columbia Queen. He has led swing, modern jazz, avant-garde and indie rock groups (most famously Flatland and The Raging Woodies) and produced 5 CDs of his original music for Seattle’s Origin Records and for independant release. He has worked with Portland's leading singer/songwriters including Casey Scott, McKinley, Stephanie Schneiderman, Nicole Campbell, and Lara Michell; and with jazz musicians Dan Balmer, Bill Beach and others. He studied percussion performance at the University of Oregon and, under scholarship, jazz studies at the University of Southern California. He is also a visual artist and photographer, and has exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest, and sold work internationally.
Special Guest Performers
Gracie Holloway - vocalist
Gracie Holloway is a founding member of New York City's Howland Sisters, a retro trio specializing in songs from the 1880's through the 1940's popularized by the likes of the Mae West and the Boswell Sisters. Ms. Holloway has appeared in several Off-Broadway comedies and been a featured performer on over 25 records in a vastly diverse range of styles.
Tony Starlight - vocalist
Find out about Tony at www.tonystarlight.com.