Sparse is a collaborative album of singer/songwriter Jami Lynn and bassist Andrew Reinartz. Haunting ballads of the iconic Billie Holiday, a Gillian Welch tune re-imagined by Reinartz, as well as the scat-laden title track, “Sparse,” co-written by Lynn and Reinartz take the listener to the very roots of vocal jazz while recoloring this musical landscape with modern influences of folk and a touch of rock.

Rounding out their sound is Dalton Coffey on dobro and JAS Quintet members Joel Shotwell on sax, Jim Speirs on trumpet, Daniel Heier on drums, and Jeffrey Paul on keys.

For booking or questions, contact us  –  Jami Lynn  |  Andrew Reinartz



east River release shows

Jami & Andrew are excited to be joined by the JAS Quintet to bring SPARSE to East River South Dakota in April. Look back for more details and ticketing information soon!

Monday, April 23rd – Brookings, SD – Pheasant Lounge – 6:30pm
Friday, April 27th – Sioux Falls, SD – ICON Lounge – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 28th – Watertown, SD – The Boiler Room – 7:00pm

SDPB Interview

Jami & Andrew had a great time talking with Karl Gherke on South Dakota Public Radio’s Jazz Nightly before the release. Take a listen to the interview, and hear two full tracks from Sparse here.


  • Recording Sparse

  • Photos

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