“Music Alone Shall Live”

“Music Alone Shall Live”

Ella Jaz played fiddle from the age of 6 with Jeanie and Ken of Bayou Seco and her many fiddling friends. Click on the soundtrack below the slides and listen to songs from the CD, “Rio Libre” with Ken Keppler on accordian, Ella J, Jeanie McLerie, Joe Bruemmer on fiddles and Patrice Mutchnick on guitar.… Read more

California Summer

California Summer

The Big Tree Tour, California,  Summer of 2009.  Ella Jaz created this video with lots of exclamation points. The song is also an original.  “California Summer” was recorded in 2012 with Bayou Seco-Ella on vocals, Patrice on guitar & vocals and Jeanie McLerie on fiddle-the C.D. is called Rio Libre..more to come..   Read more

Past…Present…Future

Past…Present…Future

Ella Jaz created this video with the objective to “ envision the past, present, future with images of one’s own community.” She was helped along the way by her friend, Josh. The featured photo for this post is by Karuna Markham. The video is set to two of Ella’s favorite songs by John Maher and… Read more

Life Long Love…to Ride!

Life Long Love…to Ride!

These pictures are a dedication to Ella’s love of bicycle riding and acknowledge her participation in the Tour of the Gila Citizen’s Race in Silver City, New Mexico. Thanks to all who helped Ella learn to love to ride. As many of you know, she took her riding seriously and was a major two wheel… Read more

Ella in Europa

Ella in Europa

Ella Loved Europe!!  Ella Jaz traveled to Europe in the Fall of 2012 with her mom, Patrice. For 16 weeks they explored France, Italy, Spain and Greece. There are hundreds of pictures from the trip, dozens of journal entries, songs that were written on the journey and videos Ella created during and after her travels.… Read more

In Honor of Ella Jaz Kirk: Southwest Women in Conservation 2014

In Honor of Ella Jaz Kirk: Southwest Women in Conservation 2014

From Audubon New Mexico’s Southwest Women in Conservation 2014 conference program: Ella Jaz Kirk (1999-2014) was a lover of wild places, an aquatics expert on a Youth Conservation Ecological Monitoring team in Silver City, and a vocal activist for keeping the Gila River in New Mexico flowing free. Ella was born in New Hampshire and… Read more