The band came together in their current lineup in 1994. Based out of Charleston, SC they toured regionally, nationally and internationally releasing 4 studio albums (The Licorice Tea Demos – 1995, Magazine – 1998, Vertigo – 2001, Between the Dim & the Dark – 2004), 2 EPs (Buzz – 1997, Between the Glow & the Light – 2005) 1 compilation of early material (The Early Years, Volume 1 – 2001) and a live double-album of their final performances (Live at the Dock Street Theatre – 2006). Known for their eclectic mix of musical influences from ethereal chamber pop to guitar driven alt-rock along with high-energy live shows, they built a grass-roots following of devoted fans across the country. After over a decade of touring and recording they announced an indefinite hiatus in 2005. Since then the members have focused their energy on pursuing new and exciting projects:
Jay released two solo records (Driving Blind – 2007, Silver Tomb for the Kingfisher – 2012) and founded his own studio, Hello Telescope, where he has produced records for artists such as Heather Nova and William Fitzsimmons. Jay has also collaborated with the Colorado Symphony orchestrating for artists like Ingrid Michaelson, Amos Lee and Ariel Pink for their Red Rocks concert series.
Ward moved to New York City and has performed with various artists (Sara Bareilles, Alicia Witt, Vienna Teng, Brandi Carlisle among others).
Matthew and Evan Bivins
The Bivins Brothers’ first post-Jump project was Cabaret Kiki, a neo-cabaret variety show with music. Kiki featured some of Charleston’s finest musicians (Bill Carson, Cary Ann Hearst, Nathan Koci, Ash Hopkins) along with dancers from Charleston Ballet Theater and many other talented writers, technicians and collaborators.
The Bivins then moved to Chicago, IL. Matt has been performing mostly as a stage actor with The House Theatre, City Lit Theater, Strawdog Theatre, Barter Theater of Virginia, and the Bughouse Theater.
Evan has composed music for the Giordano Dance Company and performed and recorded with various artists (Duncan Sheik, Cary Ann Hearst, Rachel Ries, Mar Caribe, Grit & the Double Knit, Andy Wagner).
Johnny toured with various artists (Howie Day, William Fitzsimmons, Slow Runner, Cordovas, Post Cobra, Bill Carson, Josh Hoge, Crowfield) and has been teaching music to students of all ages at Hungry Monk in Charleston.