The JME Jazz is stylized blues and post-modern jazz for the next roaring '20s. The band combines decades of musical experience exploring the vast genres of rock, blues, and jazz.
Anybody that has been active in Portland’s blues scene will be familiar with Jenny Moriarty's powerful and expressive vocals as she has performed with many of Portland’s more prominent musicians. JME Jazz provides Jenny perhaps her most versatile and expressive vehicle where she can truly display her performance abilities and musicality.
The instrumental aspects of JME Jazz are anchored by Chris Higgins on bass and Brad Bleidt on piano. Chris displays his incredible musical talents on the upright bass with his ability to creatively provide a solid foundation and counterpoint for the ensemble’s wide array of music and also in his amazing soloing abilities. Brad's primary piano focus is providing a rich imaginative harmonic interpretation to Jenny’s varied repertoire while injecting complementary solos to round out the ensemble’s stylizing. Eric Rabe's powerhouse saxophone completes the quartet's sound with a larger than life richness.
Jenny, Chris, Eric, and Brad are active in Portland’s music venues with other projects such as Bedazzled, the Beacon Street Titans, and The Mystic Mama Band.
Jenny sings Glover Washington's Mr. Magic
Jenny Tries A Little Tenderness
JME's version of Al Cooper's I'll Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
Jenny sings Amy Winehouse's bold tune!
It's Summertime ... of course!
Jenny sings Amy Winehouse's manic Touch Song
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