OM PRESENTS THE BEST LOCAL PERFORMERS & GREAT MUSICAL TALENT FROM AROUND THE NORTHWEST
DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, RESERVATIONS are always RECOMMENDED! 360-221-7131
FRIDAY May 25th, 7pm
ISLAND JAZZ COLLECTIVE
The Island Jazz Collective features Dr. Bob Wagner on keyboard, Don Wodjenski on saxophone, Mark Strohschein on guitar, Dale Stirling on bass, and Ken Bloomquist on percussion.
The IJC draws from the 20th century jazz songbook for inspiration and covers the spectrum from Ellington to SunRa. Always an audience pleaser, the Island Jazz Collective is a popular group throughout the island music scene.
SATURDAY May 26th, 7pm
Bahia is uplifting, rhythmic and classy, offering the perfect way to kick off the holiday weekend. Influenced by African-American Jazz, Afro-Cuban Mambo, Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba, Boogaloo and Swing, Bahia are known as the ‘purveyors of tropical sound’. Impressive & tight instrumentation, feel-good grooves, and outstanding rhythm.
Join us for the evening with our fine wines and Bahia.
FRIDAY June 1st, 7pm
FERIANTE & CHAPMAN $20
Two of the Pacific Northwests premiere guitarists are about to embark on a journey through time. Andre Feriante and Troy Chapman have created a world music experience featuring both known and exotic string instruments that trace history through the development of the guitar in a show called “String Stories”. String Stories is the prelude to a concert series titled CYTHARA: The History of the World According to the Guitar.
On June 1st, Andre and Troy will bring about 16 instruments from their collections to the Ott & Murphy Cabaret Room. This is a unique chance to hear this wide variety of truly unique instruments played by two master musicians.
Instruments include a variety of acoustic and electric guitars (including the rare Gittler), and the ukulele, banjo, charango, harp guitar, oud, tar, rabab, and lute. Music will include classics from the American songbook, standards, original Latin based themes, middle eastern flavors, Gypsy Jazz, classical and baroque themes, South American and African fusions, and even songs of the Beatles.
Seating is limited–reserve today!
SATURDAY June 2nd, 7pm
Ott & Murphy welcomes back Choroloco–a Seattle based acoustic trio specializing in ‘choro’, a highly melodic and rhythmic instrumental form of Brazilian popular music. Choro has roots in early 1900s Rio de Janeiro and is currently having a resurgence inside and outside of Brazil. Mixing the melodic forms of European music with Afro-Brazilian rhythms, it’s syncopated and energetic. On traditional Brazilian instruments (7-string guitar, bandolim, cavaquinho, and pandeiro) and the vibraphone they play choros old and new, from the classics of the choro repertoire to modern compositions and originals.
Stuart Zobel is a guitarist, composer, and teacher whose emphasis is in Latin American music and creating music for the screen and stage. He has composed and directed music for circus, vaudeville, stage plays, and movies. He is the former leader of the Fremont Philharmonic and was the music director for the Fremont Players.
Brandi Ledferd has been playing percussion in the Seattle area for over 20 years. Brandi has performed in groups including Northwest Symphony, Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, Gamelan Northwest, Fremont Philharmonic, and Pacific Northwest Film Scoring.
Multi-instrumentalist/percussionist Naoyuki Sawada is the newest member of Choroloco since 2013. He is a native of Japan and moved to NYC in his early 20s where he studied Brazilian music. He toured with a NY-based Afro-Brazilian dance company “Roots of Brazil” as a percussionist for 3 seasons before moving to Seattle. Currently he is also collaborating with a Capoeira master Edna Lima for her solo CD project.
FRIDAY June 8th, 7pm
HOT CLUB OF TROY $20
The Hot Club of Troy, known for its exceptional Gypsy jazz, showcases Troy Chapman’s original compositions in the spirit of Django Reinhardt.
Journey with us to impressionistic fields of beauty, along sunny by-ways with tango and rhumba beats. Groove with his improvisations, complex harmonics and upbeat be-bop tempos.
The Hot Club of Troy features international touring and recording artist, Troy Chapman on Gypsy lead guitar, accompanied by Keith Bowers, rhythm guitar, Gary Way, piano and Kristi O’Donnell, upright bass, in the intimate ambiance of Ott & Murphy Winery Cabaret Room.
Join us for a glass or two of our award-winning wines, savory small plates and chocolates, along with the spectacular view of water and mountains in our water-front Cabaret room in Langley.
SATURDAY June 9th, 5:30pm & 7:30pm
THE NICK MARDON BLUES TRIO $10
Back by popular demand, The Nick Mardon Trio returns to the Ott & Murphy Cabaret stage. Nick Mardon anchors this intensely talented trio with classic blues moves firmly held together.
They showcase originals and deeply felt interpretations from Hendrix, Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robben Ford and others. Virtuosic, energetic and committed to the blues, this powerhouse band knows how to deliver–you will be astounded!
For this engagement we will present two shows: 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. These shows sell out so reserve today!
FRIDAY June 15th, 7pm
Welcome in the summer season with positive, soulful, and heartfelt original music from Whidbey’s own, Beverly Graham!
A superb songwriter, Beverly excels with powerful vocals, bright guitar accompaniment, and wonderful storytelling interludes.
She will be joined by partner Ken Wright on percussion.
SATURDAY June 16th, 7pm
VALETTA FAYE $10
Valetta Faye is a vocalist who enjoys transforming her jazzy/soul rendition of a song into a work of art. A former recording artist with Tik Magic City Records, Valetta started singing in Detroit with the Jim Dixon Trio touring the hotel and supper club circuits. Taking advantage of every opportunity, she connected and shared the stage with some of the most talented and gifted artists in the industry.
Her roots are jazz, but her versatility makes her equally comfortable in pop and blues venues. She has been the featured vocalist and/or guest artist for big bands and smaller ensembles. After performances throughout Los Angeles and the San Francisco/Bay Area, she moved to Las Vegas, where she became a resident and performed at Hamilton’s in the New York New York Hotel and Casino.
Since relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Valetta has sought to immerse herself into the music scene. She was a featured vocalist with the Seanotes Big Band performing at the 2016-17 Oak Harbor Music Festivals. Also, the CNATTU Band from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Holland Happening, The Jerry Jones Quartet, Ciao’s of Coupeville, the CPO Club of Oak Harbor and the Officers’ Club at NAS Whidbey Island.
A frequent guest of the Skagit Swings All-Star Big Band, performances with the band include: A concert at the Conway School, the 2017 Skagit Valley Fair, the 2017 Anacortes Veterans’ Day Celebration, and a recording session with the band at SkyMuse Studios of Camano Island.
Joining Valetta on the Ott & Murphy stage for her jazz trio performance will be renowned pianist, “Nick” Nicholai and drummer, Scott Small. Holding a Doctorate Degree in Music from Michigan State University, Nick has toured with many jazz bands, including Louis Armstrong, Paul Desmond and other big band musicians. He has worked as a studio musician and continues to perform throughout the area. Scott Small is a well known Whidbey Island drummer who’s versatility and rhythmic talent supports many of the area’s best musical acts.
Valetta has chosen “From Me To You” as the theme for her show because as she says, “Singing is my passion; Music is my soul.”
FRIDAY June 22nd, 7pm
TRIO NOUVEAU QUARTET $10
Trio Nouveau plays lyrical swing featuring Keith Bowers on arch-top guitar, Kristi O’Donnell, acoustic bass with Gary Way, piano and Scott Small, drums.
For this show, Trio Nouveau will be featuring seasonal songs and tunes ushering in the Summer season.
Show time is 7 p.m. Arrive a bit early to get comfy, order your favorite wine & hors d’ouvrés, and enjoy two unique sets of the Great American Songbook of Swing Jazz.
SATURDAY June 23rd, 7pm
THE KAREEM KANDI BAND $10
A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage.
Kareem is a versatile musician with strong roots in the traditions of Jazz, Blues, Classical and Funk, and has been performing on the scene for years, gaining attention from critics and audiences alike. While staying true to musical styles of the past, he also keeps an eye towards the future by composing original music as well as new arrangements of timeless songs from the great American songbook. Kandi’s performance is seamless, natural, artful, classy and inspiring.
Since 1996, Kareem has been performing both as a bandleader and as a sideman to enthusiastic audiences around the world at concert halls, festivals, and clubs. Over the years Kareem has performed, toured and recorded with some of the finest musicians in the music industry including: Pete Christlieb, Patti Labelle, Mark Elf, Ali Jackson, D’vonne Lewis, Bill Watrous, The Seattle Symphony, Mordy Ferber, Julian Priester, The Paperboys, The Northwest Repertory Singers, Thomas Marriot, The Tacoma Symphony, Alex Duncan, Frazey Ford, DJ Hapa, The Polyrhythmics, Bill Ramsay, The Staxx Brothers, Jay Thomas, The Sabella Consort, Greta Matassa, The Temptations, Hadley Caliman, The Four Tops, The Harry James Orchestra, Wayne Bergeron, and many others.
Because of his musical diversity, his group, The Kareem Kandi Band has a sound that is fresh, innovative, and appeals to a wide variety of audiences.
FRIDAY June 29th, 7pm
GREG BECK QUARTET $7
Greg started playing guitar in his early teens and went on to study music and theory at the Cornish School of Music, Seattle, WA. In the music community he is known as a well rounded, experienced player. His passion for music was fired by such diverse influences as jazz/funk guitarist Howard Roberts, grooves by Freddie King and Ray Charles, jazz masters Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and a long list leading to varied contemporary artists. As a member of the Viceroys, Greg was inducted into the Northwest Hall of Fame. On Whidbey Island, Greg is a member of the swing jazz ensemble, Trio Nouveau and lead guitarist for the Latin Band, Bahia.
Greg is accompanied by Scott Small on drums, Gary Way on piano,
and Richard Hughes on Bass.
SATURDAY June 30th, 7 pm
JANIE CRIBBS & T. RUST TRIO $12
Ott & Murphy is excited to announce the return of Janie Cribbs and the T. Rust band to our cabaret stage! This show will feature a special trio edition of the band: Janie Cribbs, lead vocals, percussion and accordion; Joe Reggiatore on acoustic and electric guitars and slide; Kevin Holden on drums, percussion and backing vocals.
Join us for an evening of powerhouse vocals laced with gorgeous gritty guitar. Janie and the band deliver original soulful songs, compelling stories and blues-drenched licks all laid down with irresistible rhythms and melodies.