List of Jefferson Starship band members

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This is a list of members of the band Jefferson Starship.

Members[edit]

Original Core Line-up[edit]

  • Paul Kantner – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Grace Slick – Vocals, Percussion
  • Marty Balin – Vocals
  • Craig Chaquico – Lead Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Pete Sears – Bass Guitar, Keyboards
  • Johny Barbata – Drums
  • David Freiberg – Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
  • Papa John Creach – Electric Violin (on Dragon Fly and Red Octopus only)

*This line-up wrote, recorded and performed the albums Dragon Fly, Red Octopus, Spitfire, Earth and the greatest hits album, Gold.

Second Core Line-up[edit]

  • Paul Kantner – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Grace Slick – Vocals, Percussion
  • Mickey Thomas – Vocals
  • Craig Chaquico – Lead Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Pete Sears – Bass Guitar, Keyboards
  • Ansley Dunbar – Drums
  • Donny Baldwin – Drums (only on Nuclear Furniture)
  • David Freiberg – Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals

*This line-up wrote, recorded and performed the albums Freedom at Point Zero, Modern Times, Winds of Change, and Nuclear Furniture

Paul Kantner's Solo "Jefferson Starship" Project Members 1992-Present[edit]

Lineups[edit]

1974 1974-1975 1975-1978 1978
  • Grace Slick - vocals
  • Paul Kantner - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Craig Chaquico - lead guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Peter Kaukonen - bass
  • David Freiberg - keyboards, synthesizers, bass, vocals
  • John Barbata - drums
  • Papa John Creach - violin
  • Grace Slick - vocals
  • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Craig Chaquico - lead guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Pete Sears - bass, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
  • David Freiberg - keyboards, synthesizers, bass, vocals
  • John Barbata - drums
  • Papa John Creach - violin
    • Grace Slick - vocals
    • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
    • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
    • Craig Chaquico - lead guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals
    • Pete Sears - bass, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
    • David Freiberg - keyboards, synthesizers, bass, vocals
    • John Barbata - drums
    • Grace Slick - vocals
    • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
    • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
    • Craig Chaquico - lead guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals
    • Pete Sears - bass, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
    • David Freiberg - keyboards, synthesizers, bass, vocals
    • John Barbata - drums Guests
    • Papa John Creach - violin (Spring 1978 tour)
    • Steve Schuster - sax(1978 tour)
    • David Farey - horns(1978 tour)
1978 1978-1979 1978 1978 - 1979
  • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Craig Chaquico - lead guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Pete Sears - bass, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
  • David Freiberg - keyboards, synthesizers, bass, vocals
  • Johnny Barbata - drums
  • Steve Schuster - sax
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Craig Chaquico - lead guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Pete Sears - bass, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
  • David Freiberg - keyboards, synthesizers, bass, vocals
  • Johnny Barbata - drums
  • Steve Schuster - sax
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Craig Chaquico - lead guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Pete Sears - bass, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
  • David Freiberg - keyboards, synthesizers, bass, vocals
  • Johnny Barbata - drums
  • Steve Schuster - sax
1982 - 1984 1984 1992 Paul Kantner Solo Projects

1992 - 1993

1993 -1994
  • Grace Slick - vocals
  • Mickey Thomas - vocals
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Craig Chaquico - lead guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Pete Sears - bass, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
  • David Freiberg - keyboards, synthesizers, bass, vocals
  • Donny Baldwin - drums
Disbanded
    • Darby Gould - vocals
    • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
    • Mark "Slick" Aguilar- lead guitar
    • Jack Casady - bass
    • Tim Gorman - keyboards, synthesizers
    • Prairie Prince - drums, percussion
    • Papa John Creach - violin
  • Signe Toly Anderson - vocals
  • Diana Mangano - vocals
  • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Mark "Slick" Aguilar- lead guitar
  • Jack Casady - bass
  • Tim Gorman - keyboards, synthesizers
  • Prairie Prince - drums, percussion
  • Papa John Creach - violin
1994 - 1995 1995 1995 - 1998 1998 -2000
  • Darby Gould - vocals
  • Diana Mangano - vocals
  • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Mark "Slick" Aguilar- lead guitar
  • Peter Kaukonen - bass
  • Jack Casady - bass
  • Tim Gorman - keyboards, synthesizers
  • Trey Sabatelli - drums, percussion
  • Prairie Prince - drums, percussion
  • Diana Mangano - vocals
  • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Mark "Slick" Aguilar - lead guitar
  • Jack Casady - bass
  • Gary Cambra - keyboards, synthesisers
  • Barry Flast - keyboards, synthesizers
  • Trey Sabatelli - drums, percussion
  • Prairie Prince - drums, percussion
    • Diana Mangano - vocals
    • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
    • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
    • Mark "Slick" Aguilar- lead guitar
    • Jack Casady - bass
    • T. Lavitz - keyboards, synthesizers
    • Prairie Prince - drums, percussion
  • Diana Mangano - vocals
  • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Mark "Slick" Aguilar- lead guitar
  • Jack Casady - bass
  • Bobby Vega - bass
  • Chico Huff - bass
  • Chris Smith - keyboards, synthesizers
  • Prairie Prince - drums, percussion
2000 2000 - 2005 2005 - 2008 2008 - 2012
  • Diana Mangano - vocals
  • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
  • Paul Kantner - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Mark "Slick" Aguilar- lead guitar
  • Jack Casady - bass
  • Tom Lilly - bass
  • Chris Smith - keyboards, synthesizers
  • Prairie Prince - drums, percussion
  • Diana Mangano - vocals
  • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
  • Paul Kantner - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Mark "Slick" Aguilar - lead guitar
  • Chris Smith - keyboards, synthesizer bass
  • Prairie Prince - drums, percussion
Substitutes/Guests
  • Tom Lilly - bass (at some shows in 2000, 2001 & 2003)
  • John Ferenzik - bass, keyboards (2002)
  • Darby Gould - vocals (2000 - 2005)
  • Michael Eisenstein - vocals, 12-string guitar (subbed for Kantner in 2002)
  • Prof. Louie - keyboards (2003)
  • Mike Falzarano - guitar (2003)
  • Kerry Kearney - guitar (2003)
  • China Wing Kantner - vocals (2003)
  • Alexander Bowman Kantner - rhythm guitar, bass (2003)
  • Trey Sabatelli - drums (2004)
  • Diana Mangano - vocals
  • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
  • David Freiberg - vocals
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Mark "Slick" Aguilar - lead guitar
  • Chris Smith - keyboards, synthesizer bass
  • Prairie Prince - drums, percussion
Guests
  • Linda Imperial - vocals (2006–2007)
  • Tony Morley - drums (a few shows 2006)
  • John Ferenzik - bass (a few shows 2006)
  • Peter Kaukonen - bass (Summer 2006)
  • Darby Gould - vocals (Summer 2006)Tom Lilly - bass (2007)
  • Cathy Richardson - vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • David Freiberg - vocals, guitar
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Mark "Slick" Aguilar - lead guitar
  • Chris Smith - keyboards, synthesizer bass
  • Donny Baldwin - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Guests
  • Marty Balin - vocals, guitar
  • Diana Mangano - vocals
  • Darby Gould - vocals
  • Michael Eisenstein - vocals & 12-string guitar (subbed for Paul Kantner 2009, 2011, 2012)
  • John Ferenzik - keyboards
  • Tony Morley - drums
  • Anne Harris - violin
  • Prairie Prince - drums
2016–Present
  • Cathy Richardson - vocals, guitar
  • David Freiberg - vocals, guitar
  • Jude Gold - lead guitar
  • Chris Smith - keyboards, synthesizer bass
  • Donny Baldwin - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Guests
  • Rachel Rose - vocals
  • Darby Gould - vocals

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