Eleven Eyes

Eleven Eyes

Eleven Eyes

Afro-beat / Funk / Nu-Jazz

Tim McLaughlin – trumpet, samples, percussion, laptop, keys, guitar, EFX, conch shell
Matt Calkins – sax, percussion, EFX
Joe Freuen – trombone, percussion
Ben Scharf – keyboards
Merlin Showalter – drums
Sean Peterson – bass guitar

Eleven Eyes

The Eugene-based band, Eleven Eyes has been together since 2003.  With two CD’s under their belt, Down Perception (2003) and the more recent Scope (2010) this band incorporates a variety of instruments, including a laptop full of samples and effects, along with a saxophone and trombone.  Combining many genres of music including jazz, funkadelic, afrobeat, and neo-psychedelic this band has been trying on members in the past, but now seem to have the proper mix of people to generate their full-bodied sound.

Playing festivals including Emerg+N+See Music Fest,  Reggae on the Mountain Music Festival, Jazz at Newport, The Bite of Seattle, Corvallis Fall Festival as well as the Salem Art Fair this sextet earned the WOW Hall Favorite Local Band back to back years in 2005 & 2006, as well as being recognized locally as the best jazz band 2005 -2008.

Eleven Eyes






Nancy grew up in Eugene, graduating from Churchill before heading off to the big city of Portland, and later on to Los Angeles, CA where she pursued her interests in event coordination. After 5 years she returned to Portland where she began her career as a music journalist. After writing for local and national publications Nancy started her own music magazine, Only Local Music, highlighting and promoting local musicians.
In 2008 she was the master mind behind the online music magazine, Oregon Music News, Oregon's Only Online Music Magazine. Cultivating several alliances with organizations such as Music Millennium, The Portland Jazz Festival, the Waterfront Blues Association, The Mississippi Street Fair, and like groups, Nancy quickly grew the fresh start up from a mere idea to fruition within the scope of two years.
Concurrently she sought out and pursued business management consulting and continued her own business, Navigation Consulting. With over 20 years experience managing every kind of business imaginable Nancy has been fortunate enough to further engage her purpose of helping others to helping business owners actually grow their business.
Returning to her other passion, promoting music as well as musicians, Nancy continues to write about music and band across the state.

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