Sparrow and her Wingmen
From city wide children’s choir to high school orchestra to street performance in New Orleans and San Francisco, Sparrow’s life has always revolved around music. Classically trained in viola and voice, she entered adulthood ready to embark upon the sea of artistic life. Since she picked up an accordion in 2003, Sparrow has never looked back…
She has learned from everyone she could, but especially from Tim Roust, with occasional lessons from Dan Cantrell and August Hoerr. Currently, she plays with the Resonant Rogues, and leads the swing band Sparrow & her Wingmen. In the past, she has played in the Asheville Tango Orchestra, the Sugarfoot Serenaders, and LaiLou, as well as performing and recording solo. She also has lead the big Runaway Circus Band, which is a group of 10-20 musicians who come together to play for the community circus every winter.
Sparrow has been singing vintage jazz tunes (plus a couple of old fashioned originals!) her new swing project, Sparrow & her Wingmen. Featuring Je Widenhouse on the trumpet, this band plays for dancers and jazz listeners in Asheville and beyond.