Pan Pan will be recording a release for Clickpop Records soon!
Pan Pan is the solo project of Bellingham Multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jerns. Drawing from influences the likes of Avishal Cohen and Ron Miles, among others, Jerns formulates calculated piano and trumpet driven progressive classical and jazz pop songs. The music of Pan Pan has been compared to the likes of Beirut and Yann Tiersen.
Sarah Jerns is already a known and established artist in the Pacific Northwest music scene. She is best known for her work with the band The Love Lights, with whom she played trumpet and keyboards until early 2009 when she left the band to focus on Pan Pan. Over the past three years she has also played trumpet for Yogoman Burning Band, Thieves of Kailua (side project of U.S.E. frontman Jason Holstrom) and The Presidents Of The United States Of America. Jerns was featured on the PUSA’s 2008 album “These Are The Good Times, People.” Live performances with them that year included sold out shows at Western Washington University and The Paramount in Seattle and a Main Stage performance at the 2008 Sasquatch Music Festival. Most recently she has joined the live line up of The Ghost And The Grace, the side project of Daniel Anderson of Idiot Pilot, on trumpet and piano.
Although Pan Pan, as a live performing entity, has only been around since the end of 2008, Jerns’ music has already started to captivate the Northwest. With her live band in tow, which includes Austin Richey on drums, Andrew Bybee on Trumpet/Flugelhorn and Coltan Foster on Stand-up Bass, Pan Pan has played shows with a wide variety musical styles including bills with everything from pop punk, singer songwriter, metal and riot grrl acts. Pan Pan also headlined stages at both the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival (B.E.A.F 09) and Ladyfest Bellingham 2009.