If you love the romance, nostalgia, and warmth of an old jazz tune being played on the record player., if you're an old soul, or perhaps yearn for a simpler time, if you enjoy timeless music and classic themes., if you believe that "vintage" will simply never go out of style... then, my friend you will love
The Debbie Briggs Vintage Jazz Combo
Debbie's velvet smooth voice and swinging jazz tunes will keep toes tapping and hearts humming along for days to come! Now Booking for 2020!
Jeffrey returned to Minneapolis from New York City in 2018. Jeff has studied privately under several accomplished bass teachers including Harvie S, Ron McClure, Adam Linz, and Cody McKinney. Currently, he's enrolled in a Bass Performance certificate program at Berklee School of Music. In addition to the Debbie Briggs Vintage Jazz Combo he performs with the indie pop band, Northern Darling, and the instrumental jazz group, Mr. 500.
Jeffrey suGerman • bass
Debbie Briggs • singer
Debbie recently returned to her roots here in the Cities after having lived in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York City. She studied Musical Theatre at the exotic location of U of WI- Stevens Point. After college, Debbie performed professionally across many stages, screens, and radio waves but stepped away from performing for a time to pursue other passions. Now happily making her return to the stage in Jan of 2019 with Jazz! Debbie has always had a deep love of "old jazz standards", and all things vintage. So when she moved back to the Cities she knew that she wanted jazz to be a part of her story. Naturally, she did what any smart, well-connected entrepreneur would do... she put an ad on craigslist. From there she met her bandmates and the Debbie Briggs Vintage Jazz Combo was born!
The Debbie Briggs vintage jazz combo was Established in early 2019
Sam kjellberg • drums
Sam is Founder and “Coffee Guy” of SK Coffee, roasting locally in Minneapolis. He has degrees in conducting from Boston University and the University of Birmingham in England. He also studied music theory/composition and philosophy at Concordia College, Moorhead. In addition to performing with the Debbie Briggs Vintage Jazz Combo, Sam also plays with the instrumental jazz group, Mr. 500.
Fitzgerald Palmer • guitar
Barber by day and swing dancin' guitar player by night, Fitzgerald has been another fun addition to the group and has been playing with us starting this winter 2020. A masterful guitar player and all round good guy, we are delighted to have him aboard!
bernie wollenberg • keys
Bernie began playing piano at 7 and in his teen years added guitar. His degree is in classic guitar from Red River College. He teaches full time private music lessons for piano, drums, and guitar.
Special guests • guitar • VoCALS • drums • and more!
Myra Burnette • guitar
Myra of "Miss Myra and the Moonshiners"is a staple in the jazz/swing community. She is a
a tremendous musical talent and joy to work with; expect to see more of Miss Myra for the 2020 season! Yay!
GEORGE MARICH • DRUMs
Beth Varela • DRUMs
Drummer with Miss Myra and the Moonshiners. Graduate of Berklee College of Music. Beth is one of the top drummers in the City!
George is a jazz composition and arranging graduate of McNally Smith and hails from Chicago, IL. We are excited to have George play with us for the first time on March 10th!
RILEY GOODEMOTE • BRASS
Riley Goodemote is a music graduate from Ithaca College. He is a low brass multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and conductor based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has performed and conducted with a wide variety of ensembles from opera orchestras and theatre pits to stage funk-rock bands and traditional jazz combos.
vaughn asselStine • bass
Vaughn lays down a groove for a variety of bands around town performing jazz, old-time, swing, Cajun, country and bluegrass music. She plays piano and was a rhythm tap dancer for 10 years performing with Keane Sense of Rhythm.