Lead Vocals/Vocal Section Leader/Event Manager
Tamara has her degree in Music Education from Cal State Fullerton and holds a California State teaching credential. As the Elementary Band Teacher for the Beaumont Unified School District, Tamara has tons of patience and a diverse understanding of child psychology! This has assisted her tremendously in her role as Band Mom for Jukebox. Tamara has a wonderful husband and a beautiful son. She is a lover of animals and works in Dog rescue, which is how our DM Dave got his dog. But that’s for another time! Tamara is our friend, anchor, link to common sense, a phenomenal vocalist and a classy example of what makes us great.
Lead Vocals/Keys/Rhythm Guitar/ Musical Director
Dave comes to San Diego from Texas by way of the United States Navy. He has a ton of musical credentials but more importantly, David is a real Texas man! When not setting up communications for special forces, he’s at home enjoying time with his wife, kids and Bruno (his dog), who he adopted through Tamara. David majored in vocal performance at the University of Texas Pan-Am (Good thing he joined the Navy!) and can sing anything you throw at him. He is our band leader and loves bossing us around. But he leads by example and we are very proud of this guy! David is a great friend, an awesome singer, pianist, band leader and dad.
Drums/Backing Vocals/Exec Producer/ Sr. Event Manager
John comes to San Diego from Huntington Beach by way of the Navy. After settling down and having 3 boys, he found his calling in Entertainment Planning and traveling. 3 boys at home will make anyone want to travel! He also loves ancient history… a lot! In fact, he can tell you anything you want to know about useless things like the Roman Civil Wars and The 12 Caesers. He is a dog lover and Sadie (his dog) attends most rehearsals where you will find her following around our guitar player, Steve. For some reason, she really loves Steve! John handles our bookings, marketing and Entertainment Planning with our couples, Wedding Planners and Event Planners. He also drives the truck and is in charge of picking podcasts for our road trips. Oh, and he is the band founder and drummer!
Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals/Audio Producer
Steve is a native San Diegan and is a stereotypical, granola eating Californian. For example, when he and his wife were married, as a grand exit they waterskied naked across Mission Bay. Steve owns a recording studio, is a Professor Of Music at Grossmont College, owns a bar (Desi’s) in Point Loma and is the most fit, energetic member of the band. He is a humanitarian, world traveler and a lovely person, overall! When Steve has downtime, you will find him doing yoga or working on his garden. He is a genuine lover of life and is a calming influence under the most stressful of times. He is the guy that you want in your corner when the chips are down and is one heck of a great guitarist and energetic showman!
Bass Guitar/Electric Guitar/Vocals
Zach is a native San Diegan and is not a granola eating Californian. In fact, Zach bends metal. Not in a metaphorical sense. He can actually make a Navy ship! Zach is the tallest, skinniest member of the band and definitely looks the rockstar part. We are all a bit jealous of that. He is thoughtful, intelligent and can play any instrument you put in his hands. He is a composer too. When Zach is not building Navy Ships, you will find him at home composing original music and geeking out on various online tutorials. Zach never stops. Besides being a phenomenal Bass player and all around musician, Zach is very smart, an extremely reliable friend and a joy to be around.
WYATT (DJ Recipe) HEAD
Wyatt is originally from Los Angeles and now resides in Temecula. The California wine country. Yes, he is fancy. Very Fancy.Recipe has been with Jukebox almost from the start. He pioneered the DJ/Band concept with Jukebox and was an integral part in creating the flow that we use today. He is also an early adapter and Master Video Jockey which brings a cool and unique visual element to all events. Wyatt is married to a beautiful, intelligent (Physicians Assistant) and (Lucky for us) understanding woman. They have 2 young children and an awesome life together.
Sax/Horn Section Leader
Troy has been with Jukebox from the start. He just showed up one day and never left! A native San Diegan and resident short haired hippie, Troy only recently got the hint that horn players can help set up the P.A. too. That does not make him any less of a great guy… He just doesn’t get subtle hints! Maybe it’s because Troy is an artist. He has this ability to gel with a melody, focus on the vibe and become an intricate part of every song. It’s uncanny. Troy is one of the top horn instructors in the area, teaching at schools and private lessons around the county. He is also responsible for managing our horn section and orchestration. A true artist, a valuable friend and an excellent person.
Sound/Lighting/Stage Production/Technical Development
John grew up in San Diego and is the son of an FBI agent. No wonder he is a perfectionist. In fact, his nickname is KIA (Know It All). But for good reason. He really does know it all! John is our McGyver, our Mr. Fix It. He can build a house, fix a car, repair a computer, fix a toaster… If you have a problem with your refrigerator or your fish tank pump, you call John. Lucky for us, John is also a meticulous and dedicated sound man. He has been with us for years and understands (better than anyone) how to produce the best possible sound in any environment. John sits shotgun in the band truck, often instigating the most obscure conversations you could imagine. He is the first person on the scene and the last to go home. He is the guy who keeps things in ship shape and on track. He is not just our soundman. He is a band member.
This is our fabulous security detail. They guard our families when we are on the road, they make sure that our kids stay in line and they are always there to greet us when we walk through the door at 3am.
FOXY, SHAGGY, LITTLE & CHEWY
Tarama is a dog rancher!
David adopted this loyal friend and slobbery mess.
John adopted Sadie at 4 years old. She just turned 10 and is a total Diva.
Margaret has a Coonhound that loves to party!
SHELBY & BELLA
They own John’s house and it takes two days to groom them!