Chris Siegmund

Chris Siegmund is an award winning Saxophonist from the Northwest specializing in both Jazz and Classical saxophone. Receiving his Bachelors of Music from Washington State University allowed Chris the opportunity to study with some of the best saxophone and jazz educators in the country, Greg Yasinitsky and Horace Alexander Young III. They instilled in him that his gift should be shared with others. Chris' focus of study was Saxophone performance with emphasis of Jazz, but was able to utilize his skills as a pianist where he was to develop both his classical and jazz technique.   As a Classical Saxophonist, Chris won numerous Young Artist Competitions as a student. The winner of the 2005 Coeur d’ Alene Symphony's Young Artist competition with his performance of the Tablaeu de Provence by Paule Maurice, winner of the Washington-Idaho Symphony Young Artist competition with Concertino by Eugene Bozza. Chris also had the opportunity to perform the World Premier of Aleks Sternfeild-Dunn's Saxophone Sonata.   Along with his Classical Saxophone accomplishments, Chris is also an accomplished jazz player. As a high school student he won the heavily covetted prize of 1st place at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for Tenor Saxophone, and performs in the Seattle area on a regular basis with his group Chris Siegmund's Premium Blend.

Chris Siegmund is an award winning Saxophonist from the Northwest specializing in both Jazz and Classical saxophone. Receiving his Bachelors of Music from Washington State University allowed Chris the opportunity to study with some of the best saxophone and jazz educators in the country, Greg Yasinitsky and Horace Alexander Young III. They instilled in him that his gift should be shared with others. Chris' focus of study was Saxophone performance with emphasis of Jazz, but was able to utilize his skills as a pianist where he was to develop both his classical and jazz technique. As a Classical Saxophonist, Chris won numerous Young Artist Competitions as a student. The winner of the 2005 Coeur d’ Alene Symphony's Young Artist competition with his performance of the Tablaeu de Provence by Paule Maurice, winner of the Washington-Idaho Symphony Young Artist competition with Concertino by Eugene Bozza. Chris also had the opportunity to perform the World Premier of Aleks Sternfeild-Dunn's Saxophone Sonata. Along with his Classical Saxophone accomplishments, Chris is also an accomplished jazz player. As a high school student he won the heavily covetted prize of 1st place at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for Tenor Saxophone, and performs in the Seattle area on a regular basis with his group Chris Siegmund's Premium Blend.

Jackson Rice

Jackson, has been with Kalimba now for over 2 years, and his trumpet playing and professional experience are a true asset to this group.  He is appropriately name "Cat Daddy" because of his amazing playing and his exceptional dress.

For Jackson Rice success came early as he has played amazing venues such as Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert hall as well as a full European tour at the age of 19. A child prodigy and a classically trained musician at first then later into jazz where he found his passion for composition. 


  

Working for nearly 20 years behind the scenes he has recorded, mastered, produced or performed on over 2000 recordings. Now a major artist in his own right, performing worldwide, selling his solo CD releases, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in traditional jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. With "The Firefly", his first CD release,  he established himself as one of the important, innovative trumpet players of the contemporary music world. And now with "'59 It Speaks For Itself" he has shown he can create a beautiful listening experience that takes you all the way back to 1959, the year he was born.

Jackson, has been with Kalimba now for over 2 years, and his trumpet playing and professional experience are a true asset to this group. He is appropriately name "Cat Daddy" because of his amazing playing and his exceptional dress.

For Jackson Rice success came early as he has played amazing venues such as Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert hall as well as a full European tour at the age of 19. A child prodigy and a classically trained musician at first then later into jazz where he found his passion for composition.

Working for nearly 20 years behind the scenes he has recorded, mastered, produced or performed on over 2000 recordings. Now a major artist in his own right, performing worldwide, selling his solo CD releases, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in traditional jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. With "The Firefly", his first CD release, he established himself as one of the important, innovative trumpet players of the contemporary music world. And now with "'59 It Speaks For Itself" he has shown he can create a beautiful listening experience that takes you all the way back to 1959, the year he was born.

Chris Attwood

Chris Attwood grew up in the Pacific Northwest , a product of the public school  music system, showing talent at an early age. Attwoods playing is greatly influenced by the rock, pop and soul bands. Chicago, EWF, AWB, Brecker Brothers, Crusaders, and Tower of  Power,   groups that showcased the power horns could bring to music. 


Attwood studied classical and jazz music at Washington State University playing euphonium, valve trombone, and slide trombones. As a freshman won the jazz solo chair on valve  trombone, and also first chair Euphonium playing in the prestigious WSU Wind Ensemble made up of mostly graduate students.  Starting a professional career touring clubs and concerts at  the age of 19. He could be seen playing in horn sections with many bands, orchestras, solo artists, big bands, and various shows over the years. As a musician, a life long learner, studying and playing much of the music of the legends past and present, Attwood demonstrates technique, feel, and a sound reflecting thousands of hours of performance experience . 

In Chris’s words..."Playing the music of EWF  is really a dream gig!  I have the utmost respect and admiration for this music. It’s no walk in the park, chop wise you have to bring your A game to honor this great positive music.”

Chris Attwood grew up in the Pacific Northwest , a product of the public school music system, showing talent at an early age. Attwoods playing is greatly influenced by the rock, pop and soul bands. Chicago, EWF, AWB, Brecker Brothers, Crusaders, and Tower of Power, groups that showcased the power horns could bring to music.

Attwood studied classical and jazz music at Washington State University playing euphonium, valve trombone, and slide trombones. As a freshman won the jazz solo chair on valve trombone, and also first chair Euphonium playing in the prestigious WSU Wind Ensemble made up of mostly graduate students. Starting a professional career touring clubs and concerts at the age of 19. He could be seen playing in horn sections with many bands, orchestras, solo artists, big bands, and various shows over the years. As a musician, a life long learner, studying and playing much of the music of the legends past and present, Attwood demonstrates technique, feel, and a sound reflecting thousands of hours of performance experience .

In Chris’s words..."Playing the music of EWF is really a dream gig! I have the utmost respect and admiration for this music. It’s no walk in the park, chop wise you have to bring your A game to honor this great positive music.”