Bryan D (guitar & vocals)

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Born on the east bank of the Mississippi River with mud stompin’ rhythm in his bones.  He sings from the Great American Songbook and swings in the shadows of legends.  He’s been known to carry a flask in his jacket and a straight razor in his pant cuff.  He experiences life thru music and music thru life, where every word is a song and every step a dance.

 

Dan Davey (trumpet)

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The Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Music at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon where he directs all jazz ensembles and teaches core music courses.  Dan received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Berklee College of Music and his Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University.

Dan works as a professional pianist, organist, and trumpet player and has performed with the South Coast Jazz Orchestra, the John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, Herb Reed and the Platters, Doc Severinsen, Alan Vizutti and Bobby Shew.

 

 

Don Pierce (trombone)

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Born & raised in Texas, he’s one of the finest trombone-tootin’, gun-slingin’, raunchy and rambunctious cowboys that “don’t take no lip” from any trumpet playin’ sissy folk.  Being the man of few words that he is, when asked where he sees himself in 5 years, his only answer was “Mhmm”.

 

 

Jason “Goose” Gersing (saxophone)

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Saxophonist Jason “Goose” Gersing was born and raised in Miami but has lived and played in New York City, Paris, and now Portland.  Goose is comfortable playing in many different styles; accordingly, he has played with such diverse bands as Yarn, Funk ‘n A, The Other Band on Earth, and The Temptations.  His deepest musical love, however, is jazz, so playing with the Portland-based Baby & The Pearl Blowers has him feeling right at home.

 

 

Johnny Watson (drums)

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Originally from New York – before moving to Portland he lived in New Orleans for 2 years and now he can’t get enough of those swinging’ street beats, Mardi Gras Indians, and liquor bottle percussion masters.  For Johnny, the Pearl Blowers make it feel like NOLA in PDX.

 

 

Kyle Alaniz (double bass)

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Born and raised in Southern California and inspired by a wide range of musical genres.  At a young age, Kyle recognized the emotions that could be experienced through powerful works of music.  A drive to be a part of this movement awakened his soul and prompted him into studying Orchestra, Jazz, and Classical Music throughout his formative years.

In his early years, Kyle was presented with an opportunity to have full access to a recording studio, where he composed and wrote a great deal of music for independent and collaborative artists.  The time spent capturing these musical moments would lead to hundreds of songs that still continue to pulsate within the hearts of many.

Moving to the PNW as a young adult, Kyle put family first, while enjoying side projects such as;  Johnny Mercury & Hot Rockets, Nadine and The Boogiemen, Malibu Run, and his current 14 year project on lead guitar in Portland Oregon’s 60’s Surf instrumental band – The Verbtones.

Baby & The Pearl Blowers has given Kyle the opportunity to step further back in musical history, as one of the project’s key rhythm section players. Playing double bass to an eclectic range of WWI-WWII songs written in the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s.

 

 

Marie Alaniz (vocals & theatrics)

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Born and raised in the City of Roses, her love for “vintage” holds many different aspects of her eclectic element.  Her ability to be versatile has presented once in a lifetime opportunities and fulfilling experiences such as; The Jefferson Dancers, Oregon Ballet Theater, Musical Theater, Lake Oswego Academy of Dance instructing, Top 40’s Bands, Los Angeles Indi Pop band – Nadine and The Cocktails, Malibu Run’s jump blues, Rock-a-billy’s Nadine & The Boogiemen, and as a Go Go Dancer for Portland Oregon’s surf band – The Verbtones.  She can be seen expressing her sultry tone and theatrics with Baby & The Pearl Blowers.

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