The soulful sound, innovative improvisations and relevant lyrics that come from 12 year old singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist CJ Neary, you must hear for yourself. The CJ Neary Band has captured the hearts of people of all ages with their infectious groovy sound and exceptional talent.
AT&T Jazz Stage
Cold Duck Time- Eddie Harris
The CJ Neary band plays
Don't Need No Doctor - Ray Charles
Another original composition by CJ Neary, THE CJ NEARY BAND opens for Brett Dennen at Munch n Music.
Port Tobacco by Tony Rice
THE CJ NEARY BAND
12 year old Singer, Songwriter and Multi- instrumentalist CJ Neary is releasing his first album of mostly original songs May 3 with his band THE CJ NEARY BAND. Recognized as a prodigy at a young age, it was his passion for music that took him on musical journeys diving deep into some of the most complex, rich music of all different genres. He has been said to play music with “ the charisma, charm and soul of one who has played for MANY lifetimes.” CJ launched his professional career with multiple national titles in fiddle and jazz music (categories age 18 and under), a Grand Ole’ Opry Performance, several TED talk/performances, a commercial, and sitting in with some of the biggest musical heavy weights in the nation.
CJ brings his passionate, fervent voice to the table with The CJ Neary Band, playing and singing many of his original songs and also exploring R&B, Funk, Jazz, Rock and Blues. Influenced by musicians across the board from Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Kool & the Gang, Tony Bennet, Louis Armstrong, Vassar Clements, Jimmy Martin and Del McCoury. The band consists of lead guitarist Richard Taelour, who has played over 50 years and gigged with names such as The DOORS ,Jefferson Airplane and Frank Zappa. 30 year old bass player Aaron Moore is versed in all styles of music and drummer Logan Anderson plays with incredible musicality and sensitivity. The musical chemistry The CJ Neary Band has is inexplicable and transcends all age groups.
CJ Neary’s incredible Central Oregon Community and adoring fans from all over the world have supported his passion and continue to be awed by his old soul’s innovative improvisations, relevant lyrics, convincing voice and humble spirit. Audiences of all ages will be enamored with The CJ Neary Band.
Richard Taelour- Electric Guitar
has played over 50 years- gigs with the DOORS ,Jefferson Ariplane, Frank Zappa, sign to ARISTA records, he was a studio guitar player in L A for many years and played on hundreds sessions.
Aaron Moore- Bass
(aged 30) is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist born and raised in Central Oregon. Gaining extensive knowledge and experience from playing in many bands, he is always hungry to work with new talent and learn more about various music styles from around the world. Aaron's passion for music developed early on when his father, Paul Moore, a local Central Oregon musician (Three Quarter Short), introduced him to guitar and singing.
Logan Anderson- Drummer
(age 17) born and raised in Bend, Oregon. Logan began playing drums in middle school and feels very fortunate to have found his passion at a young age. Logan loves music and is constantly pursuing to further his musical knowledge. Logan enjoys playing all styles of music and strives to become as versatile as possible.
photo credit: Megan Baker