Jane Mabrysmith is Seattle based vocalist, lyricist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist who combines existentialist poetry with music to create deep sonic imagery. Her numerous collaborators involve Amy Denio (Kultur Shock), Julie Slick (The Adrian Belew Power Trio), and she was a student in Robert Fripp’s Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists XIII. Currently she sings, writes music, and plays guitar in Virago, plays bass in Love and Fury, and plays guitar in Amy Denio’s Truth Orchestra. She has performed at festivals such as SXSW, The Women Who Rock (un)Conference, and various clubs throughout the world.
Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame’s Amy Denio is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with a 4-octave range. Her main instruments are guitars, electric bass, alto sax, clarinet and accordion. She has composed dozens of soundtracks for dance, theater, film and television since 1984.
She has produced and released more than 50 recordings in collaboration with musicians worldwide (Taiwan, Japan, North and South America, E. & W. Europe). Her main touring projects are The Tiptons Sax Quartet, Kultur Shock and Correo Aereo.
Alex Dillard is a burgeoning Seattle based engineer, producer, drummer, multi-instrumentalist, and music teacher. He is the drummer and co-producer of Huey and the InFLOWentials, which he co-founded with his friend, Bryce Thomas. In his short career, Alex has performed with Robert Glasper, collaborated with Amy Denio, and has his prints on 5 records, including shared mixing credit with legendary Jack Endino. He also teaches at School of Rock Seattle and plays drums in local band, Gypsy Temple.
Gretta Harley has been playing music in Seattle for nearly 3 decades. Her original play, These Streets brought attention to the formerly unrecognized women rockers who were involved in the now famed grunge era. She co-founded Home Alive, and produced the first compilation CD on Epic/SONY Records. When she is not playing live music, she teaches music to children and adults at various abilities and ages. Presently Gretta is the lead singer in the new band, Love and Fury. Gretta is thrilled to be playing with Jane in the Virago project.