Raspberry Jam Band

Auburn, California
Updated 6/22/2009

Formed in December 2005, the Raspberry Jazz Band has become part of the ragtime scene in the Sacramento and Sierra foothills areas. They have participated in the Ragtime Corner of the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, the West Coast Ragtime Festival, and have been featured at Auburn Concert Band performances. They perform at the Sacramento Ragtime Society and The Mother Lode Ragtime Society meetings.

Interested in playing diverse works from classic ragtime to contemporary works, the group's byword is variety. Eclectic in nature, the Raspberries especially seek out obscure or seldom performed rags and feature the works of various contemporary composers. The addition of slide whistles, kazoos, costuming and props add an element of whimsy to their performances.

Band members:
  Tom Brier - piano 
  Mark Meeker - tuba 
  George Preston - euphonium/vocals 
  Mary Preston - violin/percussion 
  Julia Riley - flute/piccolo 
  Kitty Wilson - percussion