Beaver Island Music Festival

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July 18, 19, & 20, 2024!

Nathan & Jessie

Music with a spirit of beauty, spontaneity, dance, and jazz improvisation!

The jazzy folk duo Nathan and Jessie come from Temecula, California, where the sun shines through the mist.

Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith’s duo is a unique blend of jazzy folk and blues on resonator guitars and accordion, along with an exciting interplay between male and female vocals. They are often joined on tour and recordings by their friends Trevor Mulvey on Upright Bass and Blake Armstrong on Drums.

Their performances include unique, all-original music and stories of their travels and interaction with the audience, making for an unforgettable experience. Their love of sharing music has taken Nathan and Jessie all over the world, frequenting places like Mexico, Canada, France, New Orleans, and the Pacific Northwest. 

The upbeat tunes they write reflect the cultural, emotional, and inspirational images of their life experience and are rooted in the spirit of jazz, improvisation, storytelling, language, and humor.