Chemistry among musicians can be an elusive thing. The pop music annals are littered with stories of musicians finding that certain, inexplicable “spark” in a collaboration that they can never find again. Seattle soul-pop band Jordani & The Sun Kings seems to have found its spark almost immediately, as evidenced by its debut album “Live at Pacific Studios,” which documents the band’s second-ever show. Of course, it helps that the quartet’s members all have experience as studio musicians, while singer-songwriter Jordani Sarreal has worked as a producer and musician in Tacoma, Washington. But there’s no denying the powerful performances on “Live …,” anchored by Sarreal’s sultry delivery and old-school songwriting sensibilities. The band plays The Old Stone on Saturday with local singer-songwriter Michelle Van Handel set to open.
Jordani & The Sun Kings, with Michelle Van Handel: 8 p.m. Saturday, doors open at 7:30 p.m.; $12 plus fees in advance, $20 at the door; The Old Stone, 157 NW Franklin Ave., Bend; oldstonebend.com or 541-322-7273.