Grand Valley couple blends romance with music, family

Music is a passion with the Seibert family. Together Aaron and Jessica formed the band Jack+Jill. The couple has a 1-year-old son Ezra and is expecting another baby in March.



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Music is a passion with the Seibert family. Together Aaron and Jessica formed the band Jack+Jill. The couple has a 1-year-old son Ezra and is expecting another baby in March.

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Jack+Jill plans to release a new album April 1 that will have a “modern taste of ‘90s alternative and progressive rock that features alternating tempos and time signatures, plus gripping psychedelic overtones,” according to http://www.jackplusjill.com.

The new album will be available on Amazon.com, iTunes and other online locations and follows Jack+Jill’s first album, “Into the Open,” which came out in 2009.

Stay tuned for more details about the new album and a future release party.

Jack+Jill plays a duo show from 7–10 p.m. the third Friday of every month at the DoubleTree Hotel and from 7–9 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at Enzo’s.

Along with local shows this year, Jack+Jill plans to play at the Desert Rocks Music Festival from May 27–29 in Moab, Utah, and at Powellapalooza from Sept. 23–24 in Page, Ariz.

Online: http://www.jackplusjill.com, http://www.facebook.com/jackplusjill, http://www.myspace.com/jackandjill, http://www.sonicbids.com/jackandjill.



In this story, it was Jill, not Jack, who fell first.

Fortunately, her crown remained intact. But her heart, oh, it was gone.

Jill is actually Jessica Seibert, 26, of Jack+Jill, a band she founded with her husband Aaron, 31.

“I’ve been in love with Aaron since I was 14 years old,” Jessica said. “It was like a heartache. I was so in love.”

They met through mutual friends in the Grand Valley, and although Aaron would flirt with Jessica, he “would never take me seriously,” she said.

In his defense, Aaron pleads “jailbait.” He was 18, and she was four years younger. Jessica just rolls her eyes.

Years passed and Jessica moved away from the Grand Valley, returning in 2006. That’s when Aaron “caved” (another eye roll from Jessica) and they started dating.

They married on July 9, 2007. They wrote their first song together, “In All Ways And Always,” for their wedding.

Son Ezra arrived on April 3, 2009, and another little He or She Seibert is expected in March.

Love isn’t in question for the Seiberts, but time for romance is rather tough to come by these days.

Each weekday morning, Aaron is out the door early for work as a therapy assistant at the Grand Junction Regional Center.

Jessica teaches violin and piano lessons and has 12 students who keep her busy, along with Ezra, who likes the piano and loves the drums, just like his dad.

Aaron also has six music students and teaches bass guitar, guitar, drums and voice.

Then there’s Monday evening band practice for Jack+Jill with three other band members — Steve McGarry on drums, Allen Bradley on bass guitar and Jodi Mills on keyboard and backup vocals — and the various shows the Seiberts play as a duo or band.

Oh, and Jack+Jill plans to release a new CD on April 1. No joke.

The CD, name undisclosed, will have at least 12 original songs, including “Brightest Star in the Nightmare,” which Aaron wrote about Ezra.

A CD release party will have to wait until after the family is settled with the new baby and the new CD, Aaron said.

With all that going on, it’s fortunate that work, music and family mix for the Seiberts.

“Our romance is playing music together,” Aaron said.

Date nights are the third Friday of every month at the DoubleTree Hotel and the third Saturday of every month at Enzo’s, where the Seiberts play a duo Jack+Jill shows.

Romantic time together is “snuggling on Saturday mornings,” Aaron offered.

Never mind that Ezra might be snuggled between them watching a “Baby Einstein” program, Jessica said.

But if it were just the two of them for a romantic getaway, no expense ... “Can we teleport somewhere? I don’t know. Where do you want to go?” Aaron asked Jessica.

“Alaska?” Jessica suggested.

How about going to Great Divide Studios in Aspen to record a song, while staying at a bed and breakfast, eating at fancy restaurants and snubbing celebrities, Aaron said.

Jessica considered that. She liked the bed and breakfast part, but — “Oh, this is going to sound so cheesy” — the room would have a balcony with a hot tub and as it snows “you can feed me strawberries dipped in sour cream and brown sugar.”

It was Aaron’s turn to roll his eyes.



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