Jan Michael Looking Wolf
Jan Michael is one the world’s most awarded Native American Flutist with 52 national award recognitions (wins and nominations). With a clear message of equality for all people, his music transcends genres and cultural boundaries.
An enrolled Kalapuya Tribal Member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde that resides within his indigenous homelands in Oregon, Jan Looking Wolf Reibach is an internationally renowned Native American Flute performer/recording artist. Traveling a broad range of musical styles, his works have garnered four prestigious Native American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year and a top ten ranking in the new age charts.
At the young age of 27, Jan suffered two large strokes from a very rare genetic enzyme disorder prone to Native Americans.  Blood clots passed through his brain, heart, and lungs. He was paralyzed on the entire left side of his body for nearly a year. He later received a miraculous healing and recovered 100%!
Jan's lifeway and musical expressions are based on the age old tradition of one heart. In short, it is a truth that we are equal regardless of the color of our skin, tribal affiliation, language we speak, income, gender, faith, nationality or personal beliefs. ‘One Heart’ is the recognition of Unity through Diversity. His music carries a message of HOPE for oneness of humanity. Jan’s music has been used to help several non-profit projects including for children with cancer, homeless shelters, earthquake survivors, and youth drug and alcohol prevention.

Jan Michael Looking Wolf, vocals, flutes
Nathan Myers - guitars
George Robnett - percussion

Avotcja Jiltonilro reads her Poem for Jim Pepper
Winner Lifetime Achievement in Poetry Award
City of Berkeley, California, With Special Guests
Avotcja Jiltonilro has been fighting the good fight her entire life, and at 73 she hasn’t lost a step. As a poet, radio producer, playwright, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and invaluable DJ on KPOO (89.5 FM) and KPFA (94.1 FM), the Emeryville resident is a one-woman cultural force who champions a vast and varied array of artists, including many of the region’s greatest figures in jazz, blues and Latin American music.
A riveting performer, she regularly collaborates a dazzling array of improvisers, including violinist Sandy Poindexter, tenor saxophonist Francis Wong, bassist Eugene Warren, percussionist Hector Lugo, and pianist Jon Jang. As a word-artist she delivers rhythmically charged verse while contributing grooves and textures on hand percussion.
Describing herself as a “theater baby,” Avotcja grew up in a Puerto Rican family of professional dancers and musicians in New York City. By 15, she had lit out on her own and landed in Los Angeles, where she found a home in the Southland’s thriving folk scene. At the end of the 1960s Avotcja spent several years working in Europe, based mostly in Denmark. When she came back to the states she gravitated to the Bay Area, moving to San Francisco in 1971. While active on the folk scene, she also forged close ties with resident jazz masters like pianist Ed Kelly and drummer Smiley Winters. But it wasn’t until she was goaded by charismatic reed legend Rahsaan Roland Kirk that she performed her original work publicly. Using a bit of reverse psychology, he got her to read at the Both/And Club, and she’s been sharing her words ever since.
Jim Pepper Flying Eagle All-Stars
Cochise Anderson (Chickasaw) - Ken Man (Warm Springs)
Gary Ogan (Cherokee) - Marc Anderson (Seminole)
Larry Pindar - Others TBA
Bigg B (Warm Springs) – It’s all about the music with Bigg B

Brutis “Bigg B” Baez grew up on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and California and feels equally comfortable on the Rez or hitting the city streets. He is of the Warm Springs, Wasco and Nez Perze descent and a Warm Springs tribal member. He learned traditional teachings from his mother’s family and continues to participate in ceremonies that help to keep him balanced in his personal and professional endeavors.

Brutis has been creating music since 2002 and has released three solo CDs “ Lifestyle Muzik”, “The Bigg Inspiration” and his latest “Here Today, BiGG Tomorrow”. As part of the hip-hop collective group Rezhogs, he received a Native American Music Award in 2010 for the “All Day All Night” release. In April 2013, he released a new CD titled “Double Feature” with N8 of the Rezhogs. Behind the scenes, he also works in video production and editing.

Four Directions Drum
Harold Paul (Nez Perce), lead singer
Dance: Rachel Kulei Nielsen Chee and Rony Chee
Foster Kalama (Warm Springs) - James Edmund Greeley (Warm Springs)
Native student performers TBD

Parkrose student performers TBD

Parkrose music teachers ensemble
Northwest Indian Veterans Association Color Guard