Raspberry Jam Band

Auburn, California
Updated 10/1/2013

Formed in December 2005 and expanded in 2011, the Raspberry Jam Band has become part of the ragtime scene in concerts in the Sacramento and Sierra Foothills areas. They have participated for several years in the West Coast Ragtime Festival, the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, the Ragtime Corner of the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, and monthly ragtime society meetings.

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

Raspberry Jam Band members
Tom Brier, piano
Doug Davies, stand bass
Kelly Kelley, vocals
John Massey, guitar
Julia Riley, flute, /piccolo
Kitty Wilson, washboard
Cheryl Woldseth, violin