Primary Instrument: Band/ensemble/orchestra
With infectious energy, close musical rapport and sharp wit, the music of San Francisco's Lucky No. 1 Band could only have developed over many years of collaboration between old friends. The Lucky No. 1 Band's distinctive blend of jazz and rock creates a rich and vivid aural experience for audiences.
First and foremost, the group holds to a high level of spontaneity and interaction. Unexpected bursts of guitar noise, a spare, beautiful saxophone solo, aggressive rock tunes, incredibly soft playing, a killing funk groove, strange trombonistic* moaning- anything is plausible with the band's judicious artistry.
The Lucky No. 1 Band plays original music (written mostly by saxophonist Jayn Pettingill), and secondarily adapts material from artists well liked by the band such as Jimi Hendrix or the Pretenders. With each piece comes a new approach; the band uses sounds and musical devices unique to each song and applies them to extend their vocabulary, transcending genres while maintaining a jazz sensiblity throughout.
The Lucky No.1 Band features Jayn Pettingill (saxophones), Matt Plummer (trombone), Jameson Swanagon (guitar), Giacomo Merega (bass), and Amy Shelley (drums).