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Guitarist-Singer-Songwriter

 

Jeff Kloetzel performs songs from a diverse catalog, running the gamut from driving modern tunes to subtle timeless ballads. Influenced by many musical genres including pop, rock, folk, blues and contemporary island.. His original songs are fueled by his rhythmic guitar work and soulful vocals. 
His latest CD - "Long Time Coming" -- is now availble !


Mr. Kloetzel has strummed guitar strings from a young age. A self-taught player from a musical family, he played with many artists and groups in Hawaii including Johnny Helm, Jake Shimabukuro, Bruce Shimabukuro, John Cruz and Guy Cruz . His recorded work and compositions can be found on many CD's with a variety of artists and on his own indie label (Kamananui Records LLC). Jeff has performed around the USA (MD, VA, MT, ID, OR, WA, CA, HI) as well as in Japan (touring with renowned ukulele magician Jake Shimabukuro). He's also had the good fortune to have been a member of bands opening shows for the likes of Jackson Browne, Gregg Allman, Jack Johnson, Gavin DeGraw and Aimee Mann.  Jeff has been the opening act at the renowned Britt Festival and has shared the stage with 70's supergroup America, Natalie Merchant, Matt Nathanson, Jake Shimabukuro and Leo Kottke. Visit:http://www.jeffkloetzel.blogspot.com/p/aboutbio.html

 

 

Jeff Kloetzel

David Bolen

Drums

 

Mr. Bolen is experienced behind the drum kit.  He has performed at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Monterey Blues Festival, Britt Festival as well as with Grammy nominatied artists  like multi-platinum selling rock and jazz guitarist Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship) and singer songwriter Jack Johnson.   In the contemporary jazz group, RazzaMoJazz, which David co-founded, he was joined with Grammy-Award winning saxistBrandon Fields (Tower of Power, Rippingtons),  and famed guitarist Jeff Pevar (David Foster, David Crosby, Kenny Loggins, Ray Charles to name just a few).  David has performed with many diverse acts such as Brazilian pop star Dandara (Montreaux Jazz  Festival) as well as surf/country guitar legend Nokie Edwards (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group, The Ventures). As an opener, David has also shared the stage with superstar artists Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael McDonald, Maceo Parker, Rick Springfield and Peter Frampton.

David currently performs with singer/songwriter MATIA.  Her band includes rock legends, Kenny Mazur(Robert Palmer), Steve Robbins (Robert Palmer, Irene Cara, Ashford & Simpson, Special EFX, many more) ,and Jon Woodhead (Leon Russel, Ace, Dave Koz).  Other groups David performs with are lIght rock group, Jeff K & OverTones, nuevo-flamenco group, Sonido Alegre, classic rock band, The Rogue Suspects, and R&B super group, Souliverse feat. musical director and keyboardist, John Taylor (Rick Astley,  DeBarge, Expose, Cirque Du Soleil).

"...the rock-solid rhythm section of David Bolen on drums..."

                                   -  Mail Tribune 

 

Mr. Bolen  is also an award-winning author, speaker, and executive coach. His books have been published internationally.  He has traveled worldwide and has lived in Africa and Europe.

Visit: http://www.bolenondrums.com

 

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Bass

 

While being internationally recognized for developing a unique approach to health and healing, Donnie’s longstanding interest is his music.  Donnie Yance seasons the musical broth with flavors from a jazz tradition.

 

Donnie describes his playing as, "...a melding of styles which encompass funk, R & B, soul, jazz and classical."   He studied the bass at a young age and it shows.  He has studied the greats and especially continues to be inspired by close friend and Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Stanley Clark. Furthermore, Donnie's extraordinary talents as a healer have landed him multiple appearances on nationally televised shows such as, Martha Stewart,

 visit: http://www.donnieyance.com/donnies-bio/

 

 

 

 

 

Donnie Yance

Guest Artist 2016:

 

Jeff Stanley - guitar

Jeff Stanley is an international singer-songwriter.  While growing up in Africa he was exposed to an eclectic array of music.  His style crosses genres and include African pop, rock, jazz, blues, funk, ska and raggae.  This diversity led Guitar Player Magazine to label him a "Pioneer of Eclectic Pop."

Jeff has gigged with many famous performeers such as Michael Franti/Spearhead, Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, and Heart...just to name a few.

Along with performng, Jeff does a great deal of work for film, TV and video. He is also an artist on canvas as well.  Be sure to catch his dynamic presentation on stage with Jeff K & OverTones.

Visit: http://www.JeffStanely.net

Guest Artists 2015:

 

Lace Walker - guitar

Lace Walker has performed professionally in various groups and in over 26 different countries. He also performed as guitarist with the Denver Symphony Orchestra for a Pop Concert series.  Lace has worked consistently in rock, blues, funk/world, light jazz and R&B groups, both original and cover, in the greater LA area and the western US. He has toured abroad, including an extended engagement in Istanbul, Turkey with his band "Foreign Exchange." Other extended engagements took him to Bangkok, Thailand; Jakarta, Indonesia; Hong Kong, China and Manila, Philippines. Though focused primarily on guitar, Lace is also an accomplished flutist and vocalist. His versatility extends into many styles and genres, both acoustic and electric. His latest CD, "Acoustic Sketches," further extends his range of offerings with this all original, all acoustic compilation.  Visit: www.LaceWalker.com

 

Tony Hayes - Sax

Tony Hayes was born in NC and grew up in Charlotte. He moved to Boston on a music scholarship to study saxophone at Berklee College of music. He  has since performed nationally and internationally with tours to France, Germany, Switzerland and extended tours to Japan. Mr. Hayes has lived in Los Angeles and South Beach Florida where he played various shows including "Phantom of the Opera" and other theatrical shows which took him to Las Vegas and San Francisco as a singer, actor and sax player.  As an educator, Tony taught at the Faunt School of Creative Music and at Soutern Oregon University.   In addition, Mr. Hayes has collaborated with Grammy winning percussionist Bobby Thomas, Jr. formerly of the world renowned fusion group, Weather Report.  Mr. Hayes has also released multiple jazz CDs,  "Bopulosyntricity", 'Islands' and also a jazz vocal CD and video in New York City called 'Live Your Life'. Jazz critic, Don Henley, wrote, "Another high point of the program was delivered by saxophonist Hayes, a gifted instrumentalist...Hayes, not yet a well-known figure in the jazz world, is one who will, nonetheless, be heard from in the future. Remember his name."

 

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