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J2B2
All-Star Bluegrass Supergroup

J2B2: John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

Jul 13 - Jul 14
Joe Henderson Lab

Led by GRAMMY-winning guitarist and mandolinist John Jorgenson, J2B2 is a true all-star string band comprised of four of the greatest instrumentalists in contemporary bluegrass, performing a mix of classics and originals that blend a traditional approach with elements of California folk-rock.

Founding member of the virtuoso guitar band The Hellecasters and the Desert Rose Band, Jorgenson is a remarkably versatile musician whose mastery extends across genres as a six-year member of Elton John’s touring band and collaborator with Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Earl Scruggs, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, and Bonnie Raitt. Jorgenson is also a respected practitioner of the gypsy jazz style pioneered by Django Reinhardt, whom he portrayed onscreen in the 2004 period war drama Head in the Clouds starring Charlize Theron. Jorgenson last appeared at SFJAZZ as a guest artist with Dorado Schmitt and the Django All-Stars during Season 2.

Berkeley-born banjoist and guitarist Herb Pedersen is, like Jorgenson, a member of the Desert Rose Band whose impressive résumé includes work with John Prine, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, Jackson Browne, and many others.

Son of clawhammer banjo great Tom Sauber, Patrick Sauber is a veteran of work with Laurie Lewis, Doc Watson, John Fogerty, and was cast in Christopher Guest’s 2003 folk music mockumentary A Mighty Wind.

Longtime bassist with Ricky Scaggs, Mark Fain is a major player in the worlds of country, bluegrass, and gospel. He has a led an impressive career, recording and performing with Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, and Loretta Lynn.

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A remarkably versatile musician whose mastery extends across genres.

Marvelous instrumental interactions, capped by an encore that negotiated the gears to the point where seat belts were advisable.

The Herald

Marvelous instrumental interactions, capped by an encore that negotiated the gears to the point where seat belts were advisable.

The Herald

Personnel

John Jorgenson mandolin, guitar, & vocals
Herb Pedersen banjo & guitar
Patrick Sauber guitar & vocals
Mark Fain bass

Jorgenson, dexterity, speed, and beauty on acoustic guitar are astonishing, and one can only watch in awe.

No Depression

Personnel

John Jorgenson mandolin, guitar, & vocals
Herb Pedersen banjo & guitar
Patrick Sauber guitar & vocals
Mark Fain bass

Jorgenson, dexterity, speed, and beauty on acoustic guitar are astonishing, and one can only watch in awe.

No Depression

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