PC jazz ensemble to perform Aug. 20
Dr. David P. Jones, director of the PC Jazz Ensemble, invites the public to the group’s summer quarter concert on Tuesday, August 20 at 7:00 pm in Maier Performance Hall, at Peninsula College’s Port Angeles campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
The event is free and open to the public.
The PC Jazz Ensemble features Scott Sizer on vocals with an 11-piece jazz band. Scott will sing “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”, made famous by both Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. He will also give the lesser known, “I Don’t Know Enough About You” an outing.
The band will play music by Mary Lou Williams, Sammy Fain, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, John La Barbera, Tito Puente, Tina Brooks, Daniel Barry and two brand new originals by Dr. Jones.
The performers in this band represent some of the very best jazz that the North Olympic Peninsula has to offer, and hail from across the North Olympic Peninsula. Tiffani Miller (violin), Bob Bailey (alto sax), Marge Rosen (trumpet) and David Jones (keyboards/director) represent Port Angeles. Sequim provides Andy Geiger (tenor sax), Tim Naples (bass trombone), Elaine Gardner-Morales (bass) and Nicia Pfeffer (drums). From Port Townsend are John Adams (alto & soprano saxes) and Scott Sizer (trumpet), while drummer Tor Brandes makes the trek all the way from Brinnon.
For more information, contact Jones at 360-417-6405 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner-dance set at grange
The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, has a dinner-dance featuring the Buck Ellard Band from 5:30-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18.
Cost is $10 per person which includes a main dish, salads, many desserts, coffee and water.
For more information, call 360-582-0100.
Concert to boost VHOCC
Creme Tangerine, a popular Beatles tribute band, plays at Olympic Cellars on Friday, Aug. 16, with proceeds benefitting Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County Doors open at 6 p.m., with music starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 (plus service fee) and are available at brownpapertickets.com.
City sets ‘jam session’
The community is invited to Open Jam Sessions at the City of Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., during First Friday Art Walk events (5-8 p.m.) on Sept. 6 and Oct. 4.
Presented by the City Arts Advisory Commission, the events are not open mic but true open jams, meaning all will be playing the same song as a group. Sessions feature folk music and early rock with many songs played in G so all levels of musicians can join in the fun. Music with lyrics and chords will be provided, but those who would like to play certain songs are asked to bring multiple paper copies of songs or pdf files. Any acoustical instruments are welcome as well as singers, keyboards, practice basses and other electronic instruments.
For more information, contact city arts coordinator Cyndi Hueth at 360-582-2477 or email@example.com.
Jazz at the library
The Jenny Davis Jazz Quartet kicks off the North Olympic Library System’s “Summer Jazz at the Library” series from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
This free event features Davis, Dmitri Matheny, George Radebaugh and Ted Enderle.
Davis, an international jazz vocalist and composer, is a Seattle native who performs throughout the Pacific Northwest with some of the region’s finest jazz musicians. Most recently returning from a European tour, she was featured with the award-winning David Bressat Trio.
She teaches at the Island Music Guild on Bainbridge Island and Seattle Drum School as a vocal coach. She is releasing her fourth album, the “Yeoman Warders Project” in the fall. See www.jennydavisjazz.com.
At 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, the jazz series continues with Ted Brancato, a musician with four decades of experience in the music business.
Starr’s painting picked for Seattle NW show
Sequim artist Patricia Starr’s painting is one of 64 to be featured in the biannual 2019 Northwest Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, showing through Oct. 6.
Starr’s art “Johnny Come Lately Creek” features a “peaceful midsummer landscape depicts the sky’s reflection in the creek near Sequim Bay,” show organizers said.
This year’s exhibition “exemplifies diversity and excellence of artistic expression,” Signature Show chair Kristi Galindo Dyson said.
To be eligible to be juried into this Signature Exhibition the artist has preciously been juried into two national and one international NWWS show.
Annual OTA meeting
Olympic Theatre Arts hosts hold its annual meeting at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, in the OTA Gathering Hall, 414 N. Sequim Ave. OTA members are invited to vote on incoming 2019-2020 Board of Trustee members and bylaw revisions.
Call 360-683-7326 for more information.