State of Jefferson at Habañeros

Good music in a mix of styles that includes jazz, bluegrass, funk, reggae and world music is what State of Jefferson is about. The members of the band have played together for many years and have evolved into a tight-knit group that can play for any crowd.

SOJ will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21, at Habañeros, 142 N. Front St., Medford.

Some of the members of SOJ — saxophonist Duke Davis, guitarist Joe Ginet, bassist Ryan Redding and keyboard player Eric Vestnys — began playing music together while attending high schools in the Rogue Valley. The four were later joined by guitarist and trumpet player Mikey Stevens to form SOJ.

The band took a break from playing local gigs for awhile to perform in other markets, but they're back on the Rogue Valley music scene spreading positive energy through music.

The band also is making plans with other local musicians to put together music festivals at Rogue Valley community centers and parks. There is no cover for the show at Habañeros. Call 482-6113.

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