Powerful lyrics, funk bass, hip-hop drum lines, driving jazz piano
harmonies, and a soul singers passion combine to bring you Tasha Flynn
Bandís signature jazz infused soul-rock. From sweet and poignant
melodies to sassy funk, singer/songwriter Tasha Flynn and her
outstanding line-up of professional musicians are quickly emerging on
the Portland scene as a must see!
Tasha Flynn is a singer/songwriter and pianist since age ten and a
recent graduate of Portland State University's music department. She
has written arrangements and compositions for choir, woodwinds,
cello/piano duet, and piano solo. As an M.Ed, she has taught piano and
voice in Portland, OR for the last ten years. Tasha Flynn Band is her
first endeavor onto the jazz/pop/rock performance scene.
Another driving force behind the Tasha
Flynn Band sound is veteran guitarist, songwriter and producer, Jeff
Horton. Jeff has toured and shared the stage with some of the top rock
musicians in the business. Including Metallica, Quiet Riot, Dio,
Rising Force, Raven and Slayer. Signed by Capitol Records Jeff has had
the opportunity to work with many other artists and write for several
great labels including MCA Records and
Atlantic. He is now focused on Tasha Flynn Band and running Powerhouse
Studios located in Portland, Oregon.
Kyle Owen has been playing drums since
he was 12 years old. He has played in numerous bands with styles
ranging from traditional Dixieland jazz to funk, rock, and country. In
June of 2011, Kyle graduated from
PSU with a Bachelors of Music degree, specializing in Jazz studies.
McConnell is a recent graduate of the Portland State University jazz
department. Throughout his years at PSU, Brett had studied the upright
bass with Dan Schulte and Glen Moore (from world renowned jazz group
Oregon), as well as the electric bass with Damian Erskine. He has also
studied composition, arranging, and improvisation with Charley Gray,
Darrell Grant, and Alan Jones. He has performed in musicals put on by
Stumptown Productions and the JANE Theater company, as well as
performing on many stages in Idaho, Oregon, California, Montana,
Washington, and Colorado with various bands. Brett has performed
with Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Philly's Phunkestra, the
Portland Jazz Orchestra, and many other groups since his move to
Portland in 2007. He is currently playing with Love Satellite, Redwood
Son, Lawn Boy (Phish Tribute), Fresh Track, The Bylines, The Brett
McConnell Lovetet, and now The Tasha Flynn Band!