Bios

Charlie's long Bio

Charlie Hiestand is the pianist, composer, arranger and co-leader of the band Hopscotch. As a child, Charlie was classically trained on the piano and taught himself how to play guitar and bass upside down and backwards. (Literally! He is left handed!) 

In high school he played with a number of jazz and rock bands in the San Francisco Bay Area, and touring locally with a Portuguese band. 

He toured Europe as a freshman in college with a big band from the Bay Area. Charlie then went on to receive a B.M. from Berklee College of Music, an M. A. from Mills College and a D. M. A. in composition from the University of Washington. 

Charlie has produced several record albums, scored music for films, worked in musical theater playing both bass and piano and directing, he also has been and is currently a music director for Catholic churches. He currently teaches music theory, piano and bass in the Seattle area. 

Check out their album on our website: www.hopscotchjazz.com

Jeanie's long Bio

Jeanie Mishler is the vocalist, tap dancer, guitar player, one of the song writers, and co-leader of the band Hopscotch. Singing since the age of 5, classical training in high school included a rich variety of sacred music and musical theater. The rich sounds of jazz vocalists, a cherished study abroad in France, and world music strongly influenced her listening. 
As a working musician, she enjoyed numerous years serving as soloist, performer, and music director for Catholic churches and theaters around Seattle. 

Attending jam sessions, and a drunken fit of misjudgment led to song writing with Charlie and the production of two albums, Mosaic with their first band, Identity Crisis, and their current eponymous album, Hopscotch. 

Currently a public school music teacher, she also teaches private voice, has been a contributing writer for the Earshot Jazz Magazine and continues her many writing pursuits. 

Check out their album on our website: www.hopscotchjazz.com

Jeanie's Short Bio

Jeanie Mishler is the vocalist, tap dancer, guitar player, one of the song writers, and co-leader of the band Hopscotch. Currently a public school music teacher, she also teaches private voice, has been a contributing writer for the Earshot Jazz Magazine and continues her many writing pursuits. 

Check out their album on our website: www.hopscotchjazz.com

Charlie's short bio