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JC & The Lava Lamps

Jacie Lee Almira

 lead vocals

Jacie is a jazz/soul vocalist and performs in the DC metro area. You can also follow her at In addition, she is a photographer and mother of two.


Kristin Gomez

 violin, cello

Kristin is the Director of a Suzuki in the Schools program and Director of the Junior Honors Orchestra of Arlington Public Schools. She is Principal viola in the Pan American Symphony, based in DC. She is an active chamber music musician and coach for student chamber music groups and has played fiddle in many groups in the DC area. She studied French and Linguistics at the University of Paris and Georgetown and Suzuki Pedagogy in DC.

Joe Gretz

 bass, vocals

Joe has been playing bass since childhood and has been in bands since an early age.  He studied music at Towson University.  He has played bass in many orchestras and symphonies in the Baltimore Washington area.  Joe is a consummate jazz bassist and a lover of everything Ernest Tubb.

Larry Lepler


Larry has been playing guitar since age 14.  He spent his college years honing his finger style guitar technique and, incidentally, got degrees in biochemistry and medicine.  Larry has a passion for arranging jazz, blues, folk and pop songs for finger style guitar.  When not playing guitar he can be found directing chaos in local Intensive Care Units.



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