Anne Weiss and Jean Pierre Garau with Julio Appling and Martin Zarzar
Award winning singer songwriter, blues/newfolk/roots artist Anne Weiss will be appearing in the New Year on the Artichoke stage with a new band! Joining her, and also featured as soloists, will be multi instrumentalist, percussionist, vocalist and recording artist Martin Zarzar (Pink Martini), Nord keyboard wizard and vocalist JP Garau (Ellen Whyte) and Buoyant Bassist Julio Appling (Student Loan). This will be a night to remember!
Anne Weiss is a vocalizing treasure. Shes a songwriter, blues belter, gospel wailer, multi-instrumentalist, with an enormous, soulful voicean unusual cross between Janice Joplin and Joni Mitchell, with some Aretha thrown in for good measure.
- Portland S.E. Examiner
Jean-Pierre Garau, a Nord Keyboards Artist, enjoys an active vocation playing piano, keyboards and singing - currently with Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer, soul chanteuse Ellen Whyte, minstrel Al Perez, singer/songwriter/slide guy David Jacobs-Strain, Radio Stranger, and in Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt,
Earth, Wind & Fire, and George Harrison tribute bands. JP also performs as a soloist, where, in his troubadorian style, he invites his listeners on a musical odyssey. In addition to performing live, JPs tracked on many albums, documentaries, industrials, regional and national TV and radio spots. Hes also a composer, adapter, chart preparer, music director and educator, co-leading kids music/songwriting workshops with Aaron Meyer and Ellen Whyte.
Bassist Julio Appling previously served for over a decade as one leg of the jamgrass quartet The Student Loan Stringband. Perpetually on-call, he has since appeared alongside a number of prominent regional artists including The Good Time Travelers, Never Come Down Band, Ben Larsen, Laura Ivancie, Stephanie Strange, Kory Quinn, Tara Velarde, Ara Lee, Clara Baker, and Will West.
Martin Zarzar, a singer / songwriter, producer, composer, and arranger, will be on percussion. His solo work has won him several awards and has been well received among critics, musicians, and audiences alike. Martin's work is inspired by a life of travel, a multicultural upbringing, and the commitment to an open and pluralistic society with equal opportunity for all.
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2007 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97214