Roger Jaeger

Roger Jaeger

From college campuses to bustling North Indian train stations, Roger Jaeger has performed in many places and experienced many things in his 26 years. His songs offer a variety of influences but maintain a pop/rock center.

Substitute teacher and guitar instructor by day and performing musician by night, Jaeger is in the process of recording songs for his long-time-coming second full length album, to be released sometime this fall. He released his first solo project, “Sunrise” in May 2004, and has put out several demos since.

This Tulsa native began writing songs and performing at the pimple-faced age of 13. He shortly thereafter recorded his first album, “Hollow,” with a band called Swept, which received some local radio play and saw regional success. The band dispersed shortly after opening for Skillet in 2002. Roger then hit Tulsa’s coffeehouse scene, adopting a more acoustic sound. He continued until 2004, when he moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. In 2005 he left Belmont and moved to Pune, India, where he studied sitar and Indian classical music.

“Roger has an amazing sensitivity in his songwriting which is equally complimented by his outstanding live performances. He has a deep brooding way with words and uses a fascinating array of broken chords and guitar tunings to lay the foundation for his hauntingly-beautiful melodies. Watch this guy, he’s making all the right noises!” -Rob Greaney, Dragonfly Arts and Music

Dinner and a Suit

In a music world where genre lines are increasingly blurred, DINNER AND A SUIT has emerged with a sonic meld that resonates with familiarity and captivates with distinction.

Formed in New Jersey by cousins Jonathan Capeci, Joey Beretta and Anthony Genca, the three looked to their lineage for a musical namesake.

During the Great Depression, the trio's great grandmother was a seamstress by day and community humanitarian by night, welcoming the less fortunate into her home to feed home-cooked meals and then send off with newly repaired suits and clothing.

As a combined unit, the efforts of Capeci, Beretta and Genca have forged a path that reflects their music itself: putting the right pieces in the right places at all the right times.

Since their formation in 2009, Dinner And A Suit quickly captured attention with a captivating blend of ethereal rock and distinguished pop - leading to critical acclaim, a swelling dedication of global fans, and coveted live dates that have circled the band throughout the US.

The spiraling success fueled Dinner And A Suit to transplant to Nashville in late 2010, where they began work on what would become Since Our Departure - their brand new full-length album.

"We left the comforts of home to pursue this dream," explains Capeci. "And that definitely comes through on this record."

To record Since Our Departure, the band split their time between Glow in the Dark Studios in Atlanta with producer Matt Goldman (Anberlin, Underoath), then with Tyler Orr (As Cities Burn, Copeland) at First Street Studios in Cleveland TN.

The resulting work is a range of bold anthems, layered with soaring melodies that are riveting with honesty. Throughout the album's ten towering tracks, Capeci's lush timbre weaves universal themes of forgiveness and hope, love and loss, and discovering a place in the world.

"It just poured out of us," Genca adds. "There's a lot of passion and energy on this record. It's an experience that we're sharing with the listeners in a very real way."

Jason Ferguson

Jason Ferguson is an emerging singer songwriter from Tulsa, OK. Jason started his career seven years ago by playing coffee shops and small music venues throughout the region. Over the years, Jason has graduated to larger venues and has subsequently shared the stage with national acts such as Andy Grammer, Love and Theft, among others. Heavily influenced by pop acts One Republic and Gavin Degraw, Jason has taken those cues and incorporated them into his debut album "The Unicorn EPisode", released June 14, 2013.

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Roger Jaeger with Dinner and a Suit, Kenzie and Kendal, Jason Ferguson

Saturday, September 21 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM at The Vanguard