About Musicians

Paul Turnipseed 2017 Lake of the Woods, Klamath Falls

Paul Turnipseed 2017 Lake of the Woods, Klamath Falls

Paul Turnipseed - Guitar

 Guitarist and vocalist Paul Turnipseed developed his musical style and sensibility in his hometown of New Orleans, where he shared the stage with many of the city’s finest musicians. He studied at The University of New Orleans in the Jazz Studies Program under the tutelage of many great musicians and educators including, Steve Masakowski, Victor Goines, Ellis Marsalis, and Harold Battiste. Paul arrived in Southern Oregon in December 2012 by way of Los Cabos, Mexico, where he had lived and performed since 2005 after leaving New Orleans as a result of being displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Turnipseed can be heard performing as a solo act, with the Paul Turnipseed Trio, LOVEBITE, The Danielle Kelly Jazz and Soul Projects, The Brian Swan Band, Sage Meadows, Phoenix Sigalove, The Matthew Kriemelman Trio and with many other local musicians.

 

Richard “Mr.” Meyer - Bass

Danielle and Richard Meyer at Britt Music adn Arts Festival Opening for Boy George & Culture Club 2018. PC Eric Allen Burg

Danielle and Richard Meyer at Britt Music adn Arts Festival Opening for Boy George & Culture Club 2018. PC Eric Allen Burg

Richard has been a musician his entire life starting the violin in the fourth grade. He began playing the bass guitar in Junior High and received a scholarship for the violin to attend Eastern Oregon State College. Where he received a degree in Elementary education and a Music education degree. Richard has spent the past 30 years teaching music in the public school system and playing music with some of the greatest musicians in the World. Such musicians as bassist Victor Wooten. He has created CDs with Chad Wackerman fusion Drummer from Europe as well as Ken Rosser, current guitarist for Mothers of Invention and ex-guitarist for Frank Zappa. A recent retired music teacher he is now playing bass and violin in the community with some of the most amazing musicians in the area. He is the bass guitarist for the Danielle Kelly Soul Project. 

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Nick Kirby - Drummer & Vocals

Nick started playing drums at age two, and by age six, his father had taught him the way around bass, guitar, and piano, and the two were playing professional gigs together by the time Nick was 9.

 As a student of Umpqua Community College, Kirby was inducted into the vocal group Umpqua Singers, while working on his degree in musical engineering. Upon moving to Southern Oregon in 2010, he quickly made himself a home in the local live music community.

Nick works with award winning music producer Sylvia Massy at Studio Divine in Ashland, Oregon. Nick currently plays with a number of Rogue Valley Projects including bass with Lovebite/Zeptrix, Petty Thievery, and Frankie Hernandez, and plays drums with Alice Dimicele and most recently, Danielle Kelly Soul Project."Music has always been my passion, it soothes my soul, and I aim to reach as many others through it as possible."

 
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Gordon Greenley - Saxophone

Gordon Greenley began playing clarinet at the age of 12.  After switching to saxophone a year later, he began private instruction and shortly thereafter, began playing professional jazz and theater gigs.  Gordon performed throughout high school in Northern California and while in college in Southern California.  As a student in Los Angeles, Gordon found many opportunities to study and perform with many world-renowned musicians.  Gordon returned to Northern California and continued gigging around the Sacramento area until 2005 when he began playing on cruise ships.

After performing on cruise ships for both Holland America Line, and later, Princess Cruises, Gordon returned to land in 2010, Gordon married, completed his Bachelor of Science in Music, and began freelancing around Southern Oregon with various acts.  

Gordon has appeared with Bobby Shew, Craig Chaquico, Frank Emilio Flynn, Gary Foster, Jack Johnson, Jeff Pevar, Kirby Shaw, Larry Harlow, Lorna Luft, Maceo Parker, Ronnie Cuber, and Wayne Bergeron and others.

Most recently, Gordon has been performing with Oregon Shakespeare Festival for both the 2015 season of “Guys and Dolls” and the 2016 production of “The Wiz”.  Summer 2017 Gordon will appear at Britt Festival with The Temptations & The Four Tops.