Members of the Klein Party
The Klein Party has six regular members:
Eric Ray "Eray" Anderson (ukulele & vocals) comes from Tacoma and has lived in Seattle since 1981.
He is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound. He has been a Ukulelist since the mid-oughts.
He plays in The Miss Mamie Lavona Band and Eray and the Lost Positives, has recorded with Golden Robot Army and “Awesome” (both the live show and the album of Delaware: a Subtle Spectacular), and loves to sit in with various musical buddies. He is also a professional actor who has appeared in countless stage productions locally and nationally, and on a few TV shows too.
Brandon Campbell (saxophones) hails from Portland, and has been living happily in Seattle now since 2015.
He tours the West Coast regularly with Kalimba: The Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire, and plays funk and soul with Off the Hook. Prior to Seattle, he lived in Chicago, playing and recording music with The Projects, The Nightcleaners, Seeking Wonderland, and Miss Honey & The Combs, and in several theatrical productions with Strawdog Theatre, The Hypocrites, The Neo-Futurists, and 2nd Story.
Joe Casalini (bass) has performed throughout the Northwest with Teo Sutton, Dan Greenblatt, Gary Hammond, Jim Paul, Wayne Horvitz, Eric Eagle, Andy Roth and many others. Prior to Seattle, Joe studied in NYC with Lyle Atkinson, Marshall Brown and Clark Suprynowicz and played with great musicians such as Jimmy Vas, Dennis Charles, C Sharp, Eliot Sharp, and Phillip Johnston. Currently he leads his own trio and performs with the Music Center of the Northwest Centerpiece Jazz and String Orchestras.
Mark Lutwak (accordion) has performed and/or recorded with The “Happy” New Yorkers, Paul McMahon, Rats as Big as Bunnies, Cathy Croce & Other People’s Husbands, Kupa`aina, and The Girlas. He plays piano and keyboards with the Joe Casalini Trio and the Julia Francis Band. He has retired from positions with Theatre for Your Mother, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, but currently runs Snowflake Avalanche.
Sabrina Pope (clarinet & vocals) is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Most recently, she played in the band Bakelite 78 for seven years and formed a yet-unnamed woodwind quintet in 2018. She performs occasionally with Miss Mamie Lavona and with the Federal Way Symphony.
Erik Reed (trumpet) enjoys a varied musical life. After studying brass performance at the University of Washington, he has played with a plethora of ensembles in the orchestral, jazz, and indie realms. Erik was a long-term member of Bakelite 78, and currently plays with the Rat City Brass, the Seattle Chamber Brass, Brother John and the Surrogates, Miss Mamie Lavona, and the Bad Things from time to time.
The Klein Party has some important irregular members, including, but not limited to:
the divine Amber Wolfe
the elemental Julia Francis
the elusive David Gassner
the totally solid Larry Leggett.