Hey everyone!

I’m so excited to tell you about lots of shows coming up… so many new projects, collaborations, and musical/creative people in my life these days.  I can hardly contain my joy 🙂


2 shows at The Pavillion

-Sept 19th, Saturday, 9:30pm til late

-Oct 24th, Saturday, 9:30pm til late

-Nov 1st, Sunday, a post-Halloween show is in the works (write for details 🙂

*The first of these Pavillion shows (Sept), I’ll be supporting a new band/collective called “Courage” that’s developing in the area – playing lots of keys and mostly singing harmonies.  I’m really excited about this and future collaborations – come check it out!

*The second of these Pavillion shows (Oct) will be more my usual JiTR style – mostly solo with a few duets, and lots of my original songs.  In addition to some amazing female performers – to be announced soon!


I’m playing 4 times this month as part of ArtPrize – via St. Cecilia’s Music Center!

Sept 26th, Saturday, NOON at Monument Square (NE Corner of Fulton & Division)
and again at 2pm at Women’s City Club (254 E. Fulton)

Sept 27th, Sunday, 3pm – St. Cecilia’s, President’s Room (24 Ransom NE)

Sept 30th, Wednesday, 7pm – St. Cecilia’s, President’s Room (24 Ransom NE)


Oct 3rd, Saturday, 7pm – HOUSE SHOW! w/ Bryan Ralph & Thymme Jones of Cheer-Accident (message me at http://www.facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow for the address 🙂


STAY TUNED for a show in November that’s in the works 🙂

I have lots more news, but I’ll save it for a future update 🙂  Thanks everyone for the love and support!!

Orchestrations! and Music Retreats!

My dear friend Elisabeth Blair just hosted the incredible musician Bryan Ralph and I at her mother’s enchanting home in Traverse City, MI (words cannot describe the beauty, the generosity, the wonder we both felt…thank you again Dee Blair, for being an incredibly kind and welcoming host!!)

We did many things on this lovely trip, including swapping musical services – Elisabeth recorded a couple of our duos for us (i.e. for promotion), and I provided some music theory tutoring.  (and Bryan did many other lovely things – including make everyone an incredible breakfast 🙂

Long story shorter… many delightful conversations later via walks through town and by the beach, it became clear that I’d accidentally decided to not bother her about our original plan of having her do orchestrations for my most recent album.

I have a habit of trying not to bother people, and in some cases perhaps that is a considerate thing to do… but in this case I was very wrong, and despite her impending 2-year grad program for Music Composition which will be very demanding (starting this month), she still wants to prioritize creating arrangements/orchestrations for my next album.  For which the piano/vocal tracks have already been laid, roughly, at my brother’s studio in MN.  Sooo…HOORAY!

Sooo, scratch that last blog post about piano only.  Thought I may still leak a few piano/vocal tracks sometime…

Hugs to all 🙂