Red Yarn & the Critters are excited to return to Upper Westside Play Gym on Second Fridays in October, November, January & March!
Excited to help kick off a new family music secret at NE Portland’s Secret Society. More details coming soon, but expect a special show every Sunday afternoon with a local family performer hosting and special guests from Portland’s “grown-up” music scene. Red Yarn will perform every 1st Sunday afternoon from October-December and hopefully beyond!
The Fambly Ramble returns with special guest Jazzy Ash from LA and an opening set by Red Yarn, Miss Jessie & the Critters!
Jazzy Ash grew up with her mother from New Orleans and her father from Trinidad. Music infused her home life every day, from jazz to Caribbean rhythms to the lively children’s music which was playing all the time for the kids in her mother’s home day care. She often spent summers in New Orleans with her aunts and grandparents, enjoying the culture and music that permeated their West Bank neighborhood.
Later on, after becoming mom to two sons, she earned a degree in early childhood development and embarked on her music education program, Leaping Lizards Music.
Jazzy Ash’s NOLA visits, especially during Mardi Gras, reaffirmed the importance of exploring this part of her heritage.
“Learning about this music and performing it gives me a foundation. Truly, I’ve found myself through this experience. Even though I was born in California, I see myself as a second-generation New Orleanean, since New Orleans is so much a part of my family’s experience, going back at least seven generations.”
Ash and her band, Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards, have had the pleasure of performing at Lincoln Center and Symphony Space in New York, Getty Center in California, and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and Ann Arbor Summer Festival, among other prestigious venues.
Additionally, Jazzy Ash continues to focus on education, regularly teaching performing arts to children and music education to educators. Most recently, Jazzy Ash has hosted workshops for National HeadStart, NAEYC, and MaxFunCon.
The Fambly Ramble returns with special guest Joanie Leeds from Brooklyn, NY and an opening set by Red Yarn, Miss Jessie & the Critters!
Our fourth show at Tricycle Music Fest!
Our third show at Tricycle Music Fest!
Our second show at Tricycle Music Fest!
Our first show at Tricycle Music Fest!
We are thrilled to return to the Tricycle Music Fest for the second year in a row! This year Red, Miss Jessie & the Critters will all be performing together. Here are the show details:
Join me & the Critters as we perform energetic folk songs from our album, ‘Wake Up & Sing,’ as well as other classics. Audiences will sing and dance along as we wake up, get ready for the day, set off on our adventures, and finally wind down with mellow lullabies.