The band: Bess Jacques leads the band on piano and vocals, joined by Portland’s revered Per Hanson on drums and harmonica. Special guests round out the band, often on saxophone and/or bass, including Tracy McMullen (saxophone), Darren Whitney (saxophone), founding member Kate Campbell Strauss (saxophone), Asher Barreras (bass), and many other beloved local talents.
For bookings, contact Bess.
Vintage Jazz, Fresh Originals, and Everything In Between...
Video credit: Wilkes Media, with sound by Mark Abraham
Originals: Recorded Live at Cadenza on May 14, 2021
– with Tracy McMullen on tenor saxophone, Asher Barreras on bass, Per Hanson on drums, and Bess Jacques on piano