Peninsula College’s ‘Jazz in the PUB’ concert set for Nov. 30

The 12-piece Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble will present their first indoor concert in nearly two years with “Jazz in the PUB,” starting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the college’s PUB building, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The series is an informal chance to hear the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. David P. Jones.

“Our ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ concert, back in August, drew over 80 of our loyal jazz fans, and the performers appreciated that so much,” Jones said. “This is basically the same band that played that show, but with completely different music.”

The performers in this band represent some of the very best jazz that the North Olympic Peninsula has to offer, including Sequim-area musicians Andy Geiger (alto, tenor sax), Jim Bradbury (trumpet), Jeff Dingle (trombone), Steve Burdick (trombone) and Elaine Gardner-Morales (bass).

From Port Angeles are Richard “Doc” Thorson (tenor sax), Ken Young (trumpet), Aiden Gale (trombone), Marge Rosen (drum set), Kendall Melton (bass), Max Larsen (bass) and Jones (keyboards/director), while John Adams (alto sax + bass clarinet) hails from Port Townsend.

The 12-piece ensemble will play music by Thelonious Monk, Maynard Ferguson, Jimmy Van Heusen, Elmo Hope, Milt Jackson, Ray Bryant, Mike Dana and two world premieres by Jones. Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 40 guests in the concert area due to COVID safety protocols. Masks must be worn at all times while in the building.

Attendees are asked provide space between households in the seating area, and will not be asked to provide proof of vaccination for the concert. PC staff will be present at the event to help with spacing requirements and to answer any questions about the protocols.

No eating or drinking will be allowed in the PUB, with the market and deli serving as take out only.