Maracujaz
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Maracujaz

Elmhurst, Illinois, United States

Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
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Vocalist-violinist Andrea Else has studied jazz vocals with Jackie Allen and has performed solo and as an ensemble member at the House of Blues, Davenport's, Heartland Cafe, The Darkroom, and the Uncommon Ground, as well as at local and regional festivals, including the Taste of Chicago, Looptopia, and the Rhinoceros Theatre Festival.

Vocalist-bassist and founder Jim Reynard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from DePaul University and has opened for Ambrosia and Jim Peterik and has performed with Otis Day, Miles Davis drummer Vince Wilburn, and members of They Might Be Giants, Lisa Loeb & Nine Lives, the Cryan’ Shames, Gazpacho Andalou and the Atlanta Symphony. Jim performed on the soundtracks for the Brazilian films, A Melodia and A Batalha dos Anjos Malditos, and has toured Brazil, Europe and the U.S.

Guitarist Mark Anderson studied with Steve Suvada, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Elmhurst College and has participated in numerous master classes with world-renowned guitarists including members of the Grammy award winning L.A. Guitar Quartet.

Percussionist Sean Jelinek graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance. Later, he went on to earn a Masters degree at VanderCook College of Music. Sean has performed with groups such as Orange Alert, Cross Winds (Latin jazz), Savoire Faire (violin jazz quartet), and with The Chicago Children’s Choir. Sean has performed internationally at the Aberdeen Jazz Festival in Scotland and at the Halo in London. Closer to home, he has performed in New York for the Rochester Jazz festival and in Milwaukee for the Jazz in the Park festival.