Pan Pan

Pan Pan

 Bellingham, Washington, USA

Pan Pan would be perfect for someone who loves jazzy and classical styles of music but eats up the more modern folk singers like Sufjan Stevens and Andrew Bird because of their heavy use of horns and more classical instrumentation. - Haylee Nighbert


Pan Pan is the solo project of Bellingham Multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jerns. Drawing from influences the likes of Avishal Cohen and Brad Mehldau, among others, Jerns formulates calculated piano and trumpet driven progressive classical and jazz pop songs. The music of Pan Pan has been compared to the likes of Beirut and Yann Tiersen. In a recent article for What’s Up! Magazine, editor Brent Cole wrote, “Pan Pan goes far beyond the standard fair of college rock, stretching the boundaries of local music.”

At only 21 years old Sarah Jerns is already a known and established artist in the local music scene. She is best known for her work with Indie Pop band The Love Lights, with whom she played trumpet and keyboards until early 2009 when she left the band to focus on Pan Pan. Over the past three years she has also played trumpet for Yogoman Burning Band, Thieves of Kailua (side project of U.S.E. frontman Jason Holstrom) and The Presidents Of The United States Of America. Jerns was featured on the PUSA’s 2008 album “These Are The Good Times, People.” Live performances with them that year included sold out shows at Western Washington University and The Paramount in Seattle and a Main Stage performance at the 2008 Sasquatch Music Festival. Most recently she has joined the live line up of The Ghost And The Grace, the side project of Daniel Anderson of Idiot Pilot, on trumpet and piano.

In 2009 Pan Pan made a big impact in the local scene, releasing two limited run albums “Live At The Underground Coffeehouse in April on Avocado Family Records and “New Arms” in October (self released locally, Ditto/Sound Patrol Records Digitally). Since then the band has played an eclectic mix of shows including support slots for Canadian folk-rock band Rock Plaza Central, the electro-acoustic duo The Books and Danish experimental indie band Efterklang. They have also headlined stages at the 2009 Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival, Ladyfest Bellingham 2009 and 2010 Northwest Folklife Festival and competed in the 2010 EMP Sound Off! Competition.

“Live At The Underground Coffeehouse” LP – Avocado Family Records, April 2009
“New Arms” LP – Self-Released & Ditto/Sound Patrol (UK/Digital), October 2009
“Untitled” LP – Clickpop Records, Release TBA 2010



Live at the Underground Coffeehouse - Avocado Family Records: May 2009

New Arms - Self Released (Ditto Music/Sound Partol, Digital Release): Oct. 2009

Live From Sound Off! Compilation - (Experience Music Project): June 2010

Set List

Set list is typically 35 minutes to an Hour - all original music.
Will adjust to fit space and band line-up.