THE BAND

Ivy (Stella) Nugent - Keyboards

Born and raised in  Brooklyn, Ivy has performed all over the US, and  in parts of Canada and Mexico. After going to Woodstock in 1969 she moved to San Francisco and then eventually Seattle where she created several bands each performing different styles of music. She gathers inspiration from Monk, Jobim, Herbie Hancock, The Grateful Dead and Bavarian folk music.

Edgar Haimerl - Guitars

Edgar was born and raised in Regensburg, Germany (close to Munich). He is a versatile jazz, fusion, pop, rock and classical guitarist, songwriter and producer. He composes dynamic instrumental music that ranges from dark and sad to elegant, romantic, cool, laid-back, and inspiring.

He used to have a better bio but he erased it in a frenzy to translate our page into German. 

Jamie Nugent - Clarinet

Originally from Washington state, Jamie graduated from last chair clarinet to first chair in only 50 years. Benny Goodman came to him in a dream and told him to pick up that licorice stick and blow, man, blow. Since then he has performed in the US, Canada and Mexico. He's also our resident sea captain and blacksmith (but not into heavy metal). 

Christoph Behrens - Contra and E-Bass

Christoph adds soft-sonorous tones to our transatlantic project. Since his youth he played in various pop and rock bands in the Stuttgart area, and later came into contact with jazz, swing, and bebop travelling throughout Europe. In the late 1990s he discovered his joy in old time music, traditional bluegrass, newgrass, dawg and choro in the USA. Since then, he has largely remained faithful to handmade music on double bass, mandolin and 5-string banjo.