Jamie Marich (with Jim Stafford)
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Jamie Marich (with Jim Stafford)


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"Read What Others Have Said About Jamie Marich"

“It’s like Jamie has lived seventeen lives in her twenty-some years. Not only is she talented, but she is an inspiration. Her music touches people.” -Ben Houston, café operator and open mic host, Nashville, TN

"At The Sandy Chanty, we pride ourselves on having the best- the best food, the best decor, the best music. Jamie Marich definitely fits in at the Sandy Chanty." -Pat Bowen, owner and operator, The Sandy Chanty, Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH

“Jamie can’t help but bring you lots of joy through her voice. Her music, her voice, and Jamie herself are so unique. She is true and authentic in every part of her being. Listening to her is something great, but performing with her is even more wonderful.” -Wissam Keyrouz, Beirut, Lebanon; award-winning flutist and touring performer

“Jamie has a very warm, friendly onstage presence. She knows how to connect with an audience.” –Katrina Rae, Mizpah Ministries and independent, award-winning recording artist, Nashville, TN

“Jamie and Jim are exceptional performers. In our eighteen years as an organization, they furnished us with quite possibly our best cultural enrichment concert ever.” –Dr. George Beelen, president, The Ohio Cultural Alliance; Youngstown, OH

“There is a jewel in Jamie’s voice. On top of that, she conducts herself like a professional in the studio, saving she and I both a great deal of time.” –Michael J. Moritz, Jr., owner and operator of the Kontinuous Jams Media Group, Youngstown, OH (Jamie’s engineer on Under My Roof; Michael has also directed Jamie in two full-scale gospel festival productions)

“Jamie and Jim really know how to play those instruments. We always make sure to book them for our most important events.” –Br. Dominic Calabro, Producer and Director, Ecumenical Television, Youngstown, OH

“Jamie radiates with joy and enthusiasm. We definitely plan on asking her back.” –Carolanne Kilchowski, event organizer, Buffalo, NY

“Jamie sings with one of the most clear voices you can ever hear. Her smile is also infectious. This is why we asked her to come over all the way from Europe to sing for us.” –Sandra Tobin, event organizer, Clearwater, FL

- compiled from www.jamiemarich.com

"Review of "Under My Roof""

“Under My Roof is a glimpse into the life of Jamie Marich, talented singer and musician. Her songs demonstrate vulnerability and maturity, as she reminisces about where she’s been and where she’s headed through a diverse range of musical selections.” - Elizabeth Ficocelli, author of "Shower of Heavenly Roses" (Crossroads Publishing, 2004)

"Review of "Under My Roof""

“I love Jamie’s new CD. I can’t stop listening to it. Her music is so passionate, REAL!!!! She’s created a perfect album.” - Brett Weber of www.BrokenArtGallery.com

"To Contact Those Who Have Booked/Worked With Jamie Marich"

Cafe MoJoe (Pittsburgh- ask for Cindy):

The Lazy Bean Cafe (Mary Ann Channell, owner): 330-482-4403

The Sandy Chanty (Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH; Pat Bowen- owner): 440-415-1080

The 23rd Psalm Cafe-Nashville (Ben Houston, owner): 615-259-2323

The Sound Stage at the Hall-Nashville (Debbie Triplett): 615-242-1631

Hot Dogma-Pittsburgh (Tim and Megan): 412-288-0322; megan@hotdogmapgh.com

The Garfield Artworks (Manny): 412-361-2262

First Night Youngstown Arts Festival (Jere, Pat, or Nancy): 330-742-0445

Dubic's Palm Cafe (George or Anna): 330-799-8889

Dominic Calabro (ETC Television): 330-533-2243

Michael J. Moritz, Jr. (The Kontinuous Jams Media Group): 330-788-9666

Dr. George Beelen (The Ohio Cultural Alliance): 330-702-1749

Todd Maki (Dragonfly Studio): 330-770-1134

Wissam Keyrouz (touring perfomer, Lebanon and Cyprus) can be reached via email: keyrouz@yahoo.fr - Professional References


"Under My Roof," (Cornersburg Music, 2004). Jamie Marich, with James Stafford and Michael J. Moritz, Jr. Produced and arranged by Marich, Stafford, and Moritz. Features 17 tracks; 15 original tunes, and 2 adaptations of European folk tunes. Available on: http://www.cdbaby.com/marich

"Give Us Your Peace" (self-release, 2002). Jamie Marich. Produced by Denis Buckley. Jamie's self-release Gospel album, recorded in Bosnia-Hercegovina by an Irish producer. Features the musical contributions of 20 artists from 9 different countries.


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“It’s like Jamie has lived seventeen lives in her twenty-some years. Not only is she talented, but she is an inspiration. Her music touches people," muses Ben Houston, a cafe operator and open mic host in Nashville, TN. When it comes to the seventeen lives bit, Ben is not exaggerating. Born to parents who met as teenagers at a national Slavic folk music festival, Jamie Marich was raised in Youngstown, OH where she participated in almost every extra-curricular activity imaginable (including Suzuki violin, figure skating, competitive speech and debate, among others) before graduating with her first bachelor's degree at the age of 19. Plagued by problems in her personal life, Marich then decided to move to Bosnia-Hercegovina, bordering her ancestral homeland of Croatia, where she worked in both humanitarian aid and religious tourism. While in Bosnia, Jamie was part of an international sacred music folk troupe where she had the oppotunity to be mentored by Fr. Ciaran McDonnell (a former member of the Irish pop band, "The Drifters"), and to work with some big names in European music, such as world junior champion violinist Melinda Dumitrescu, and Maite and Paddy Kelly of the German pop band, "The Kelly Family." While living in Europe, Jamie recorded her first CD to cater to her following in sacred music.

Marich returned to the U.S. in 2003 to complete a Master's degree in Counseling, and she contemplated putting her music aside to focus totally on her career. She decided to limit her music to participation in her church's folk choir, but it was there that she met and teamed up with Jim Stafford (no relation to the one in Branson), who Jamie sites as the greatest personal influence on her musical development. In their first year as a duo, they performed many sacred music jobs together, prepared and recorded Jamie's American/alternative country release "Under My Roof," and got themselves ready for their launch as an acoustic duo to be taken seriously. Jamie notes, "What's pretty cool is that I had the chance to work with some of the best musicians in Europe and the Middle East, and I moved back home and found the person I work best with right in my back yard...and that's quite literal, since at the time, Jim was living next door to my mother!" Stafford, who Jamie jokes "has been playing guitar longer than I've been alive," is accomplished at several stringed instruments and had spent years playing is many different types of bands in the Northeast Ohio area. Stafford's strong technique and masterful improvisational ability blend well with Marich's voice, which others have compared to Julie Andrews, Emmylou Harris, and Nanci Griffith. Though they each have strong, separate musical influences (Stafford in a Beatles afficianado, whereas Marich gobbles down anything from Judy Garland to ABBA), they share a mutual admiration for the likes of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Lucinda Williams, Nickel Creek, John Prine, and Ricky Skaggs.

Jamie generally describes what she does as "folk collage," which has no doubt emerged from the experiences over her "seventeen lives." Jamie is creative and is always willing to try out new things with her singing, playing and writing; as duo partner Jim says, "I never know what to expect from her."

As a duo, Jamie and Jim have played at a variety of venues in Youngstown, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland (they recently gigged at The Flat Iron Cafe in the Flats, Cedar's Lounge in Youngstown, and the Sandy Chanty in Geneva-on-the Lake). Recently, Jamie and Jim won the 2005 Community Street Festival talent show in Youngstown, and they have been performing regulars at the Lazy Bean Cafe in Columbiana and at Cafe MoJoe in Pittsburgh. Jamie has achieved radio play in the U.S., Canada, and in several European countries. Since getting back in touch with her musical passion while in Europe, Jamie has played at festivals and conferences in Bosnia, Malta, and Orlando, FL and she has performed at events in several U.S. states (Maryland, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New York, Arkansas, Rhode Island, Tennessee). Jamie is registered with ASCAP.