WE ARE JUKEBOX!
A BAND/DJ COMBO FROM BOISE
GET TO KNOW THE TALENTED FACES THAT WILL PLAY AT YOUR WEDDING, PARTY OR CORPORATE EVENT
Lead Vocals, Horns
Have you ever seen a girl bust out the best Jazz vocals you’ve ever heard and then jam a trumpet solo? Well, that’s Michele in a nutshel. A girl that loves rugby and then cleans up and puts on a stylish dress to go perform a magical jazz/blues dinner theater performance at a local speakeasy. A Boise resident by way of Fullerton Ca, Michele met her awesome husband while in College at Cal State Fullerton and has been living the dream, ever since. She is a dedicated mom and loves being the team leader. She is very spontanious and will talk your ear off if you let her… And that’s what makes her such a great showman!
She is also a lover of dogs and has Boston Tarrier name Ronnie. Ronnie is a year old and communicates through a collar bell. That’s right… The dog shakes it’s head to say yes or no. Weird but true.
Michele is fun, easy going, loving, caring and a pleasure to be around. She also happens to have a voice that will melt your heart and rock your world.
Stef comes to Boise by way of Visalia. She often talks about her long workouts, foodie obsessions (thus the long workouts) and her very manly husband (he is very manly). You should know, Stef is our resident Physician. Not because she brings Band-Aids and Neosporin to our gigs. She is actually a Licensed Physician Assistant. So don’t be surprised if she jumps off stage to save a choke victim and then re-appears as if nothing happened. She’s good like that! Steph has a 7 lb Yorke named Titan. That’s an ambitious name for a purse dog, but whatever.
Did we mention that she is an award winning vocalist with recent credits on Boise Women Sing The Blues? When Stef is not performing with Jukebox or saving the world, she can be found in local establishments bluesin it up with Stef & The Groove. You should check them out. They’re great! Stef is a founding member of Jukebox Boise and is smart, hard working, caring and inspirational. We all want to be like Stef!
Fritz comes to Boise by way of a small town in Upstate NY. Apparently, too small for a name… But that was 27 years ago, so who cares? Fritz loves cats. We don’t hold that against him anymore, but it was a thing. Fritz goes by Spock based on his innate ability to bring logic and proportion to just about anything that we discuss. He loves the arts, including painting (his hero is Bob Ross), building guitars and studio production. He also plays golf but he sucks.
Lucky for us, Fritz is also an awesome guitar player and the north star when truth and the American Way are on the line. He’s easy to love and will do anything for anyone… within reason!
Jamie is a true, born and raised, Idaho man. A father of 2 teenagers, mixed martial arts practicing, Elk Hunting, Mountain Camping Idaho man. Do not pass the veggies. And, to round out the package, he has a 2 year old Texas Healer named Lemmy that follows him every where. He tries to say that he won Lemmy in a poker game but the truth is, he adopted him from dubious circumstances. We like the poker story better.
Jamie is a Teady Bear. A big, soft, plushy Teady Bear. He has a warm smile, huge heart and is always the first to give you a great big hug.
Did we mention that he is a phenomenal bass player? Well, he is! He has a 5 string that (just like his dog and kids) follows him everywhere. Jamie is also the copilot on the road crew, a stand up friend and great human, all around.
Drums/Exec Producer/Event Manager
John comes to Boise by way of the West Coast. 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 Caesars. Not to mention that he has a full suit of legionary armor that he loves to parade around in, for various made up occasions… AND he has a metal detector. Say it with us- Dork! He also tries to golf but sucks worse than Fritz. He is a dog lover and Sadie, his 10 year old Pit/Lab mix, owns him. Really owns him… Like 630am wake up calls, hours long fetch sessions, climb under the couch for my ball, PAY ATTENTION TO ME… Owns him.
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!
ALFRED DE VARONA
Alf (as he is affectionately known) grew up like the child of a Cuban gypsy circus family. He came to Boise From South Florida, via the entire country. Having settled down in Boise for the past 32 years, he finally found a place that he can call home. Alf is another “cat guy”. Moon (Gypsy name for sure) and Alf mostly ignore each other while maintaining an aloof, yet loving relationship. Isn’t that every cat relationship though?
Alf maintains a total mind and body fitness regiment and his South Florida Cuban roots are strong. When you see him jumping over Fritz and landing with a 5 star “Ta-Da” pose, it won’t be any secret where that came from!
Speaking of, Alf is our DJ, Emcee, Rhythm Guitarist, Rapper, Vocalist and Party Pumper. A very demanding role. So, it is a good thing that he is in great shape! He does so much that we literally have to schedule in pee breaks, at live performances.
Alf lights up a room when he enters. He brings energy and vitality to everything he does. He is thoughtful, empathetic, respectful, hard working and strong. He is always a pleasure to be around and instantly becomes a friend. In other words, we love this guy!
This is our fabulous security detail. They guard our families when we are on the road and they are always there to greet us when we walk through the door at 3am.
Alf is a cat guy
Cute as heck and might rip your arm off.
John adopted Sadie at 4 years old. She just turned 10 and is a total Diva.
Extra points for the Rockstar refference.
IN MEMORY OF
A stray came into Fritz’s life and became a loyal friend and beloved family member. she passed from Lukemia but was loved very much, right to the end.
He communicates with a bell on his collar..