"Their personalities, both personal and musical, appear seamless. The point is, you never really know what you are going to get. And that's the great aspect of being part of their audience"
- Larry Thompson via Echo and Buzz Local Music Publication
Music with a spirit of beauty, spontaneity, dance, and jazz improvisation!
From the city where they sun shines through the mist, Temecula, California, comes the jazzy folk duo Nathan & Jessie.
Born of the individuals, Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith, this duo is a unique blend of jazzy folk and blues on resonator guitars and accordion, along with interesting interplay between male and female vocals. Often joined on tour and on recordings by their friends, Trevor Mulvey on Upright Bass, and Blake Armstrong on Drums.
Their performances not only include unique all original music, but stories of their travels and interaction with the audience that make for an unforgettable experience. Love of sharing music has taken Nathan & Jessie all over the world, frequenting places like Mexico, Canada, France, New Orleans, and the Pacific Northwest.
The upbeat tunes they write reflect the cultural, emotional, and inspirational images of their life experience and are rooted in the spirit of jazz, improvisation, storytelling, language, and humor.
What people are saying about Nathan & Jessie:
"Definitely a must see duo !!Their music, energy and charisma are wonderful!"
"They are so multi-talented and spirit filled. Love when they sing in French and Spanish. Always a treat to hear."
"So all around amazing, lyrics, melody, voices, songs, so much fun to watch."