Serious Jack

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Serious Jack
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Background Information

Hometown

Plymouth, West Bloomfield

Genre

Rock, Pop, Funk, Country

Years Active

2005 - Present

Website

seriousjackdetroit.com

Members

Maria Sajonas - Lead Vocals
John Ford - Bass Guitar, Lead, Background Vocals
Paul Stanulis- Keyboard
​​​​​​Neil Eby - Lead Guitar, Lead, Background Vocals
Rob Jankowski - Drums, Background Vocals

Past Members

Tom Valente, Bill Hanna

About

Serious Jack is a high energy party band that performs a variety of rock, pop, funk, and country music from the 60's to the current top 40. The ensemble is professional, approachable and flexible. They are as comfortable playing at the backyard wedding as they are bringing down the house in a concert setting. Serious jack features a dynamic female vocalist backed by the finest Michigan area musicians. Each member has their own unique vocal style which lends itself to a wide range of material and great vocal harmony. All of the group members have extensive experience touring with a variety of national artists such as Anne Murray, The Drifters, The Temptations, Bob Seger, Eddie Money, and many more.

Biographies

Maria Sajonas

Lead Vocals

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Singing for more than 2 decades. Maria was born in Manila. She has played with different bands including an all-girl band, a show band, and an acoustic band. She has honed her vocals singing different genres from rock, pop, r&b, blues, jazz, soul, bossa nova, and reggae. Maria has been singing internationally in the Philippines, Japan, and now in the US. Often praised for her capacity to sound modern and classic - her voice is her unique instrument which she plays beautifully with Serious Jack.

 



Rob Jankowski

Drums, Background Vocals

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Drumming for nearly 40 years, Rob Jankowski hails from the Chicago suburbs, but has been playing with Detroit Metro area bands over 20 years. From hair bands in the 80's to swing and jazz bands, Rob's real passion is rooted in the funk and blues genres which he infuses into the music of Serious Jack.

 





John Ford

Bass Guitar, Lead, Background Vocals

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John Ford with his many years of professional experience, from studio sessions to playing live gigs prides himself as a working bass player with the ability to cover many styles. Bass is John's instrument of choice, but he is also gifted as a record producer, promoter and song writer. Since his early years of studying music, he has played with and shared the stage with a great many artist.

 







Paul Stanulis

Keyboard

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Paul started playing piano at a very young age. He was able to read music before he could read a book. His mother, a piano player and entertainer that worked with some of the biggest names in show business at the time, began teaching Paul how to play piano and read music when he was just 4 years old. Paul took classical piano lessons for 11 years, and under-graduate music theory classes prior to his professional music career that spans over 40 years.

Through the years Paul has played with Detroit’s most successful bands, playing on stage with musicians from Michael Jackson’s band, as well as on being on tour opening for Loverboy, The Guess Who, and other nationally acclaimed acts.

Paul is experienced in all types of music including, classic rock, Top 40, light jazz, country, disco, Motown, and the standards. Paul has also played for his church for the last 12 years, playing Sunday morning services and weddings. Just as significant in playing different styles of music, is his ability to play different types of keyboard instruments including the Hammond B3 organ, acoustic grand piano, and both digital and analog synthesizers. Paul presently owns thirteen (13) keyboard instruments.

Paul operated his own business in the 80’s developing software applications for the new breed of digital synthesizers that were coming out at the time. He sold his programs all over the world. Most notably, Paul worked personally with Stevie Wonder configuring and setting up a new keyboard Stevie had just acquired.

Paul is also a professional audio-video engineer and has designed sound systems for auditoriums, football fields, and night clubs. Most recently, Paul designed and engineered the sound system for the IMB baseball league’s newest 5,000-seat stadium, Jimmy John’s Baseball Park in Utica, MI.

 

Neil Eby

Lead Guitar, Lead, Background Vocals

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