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 August 24th, 7pm
JUNE SHELLENE TRIO $10
June Shellene is a musician who brings her many decades of experience in Chicago as band leader, pianist, singer, recording artist, musical director, teacher, composer, lyricist, and sideman…right here…to Whidbey Island!
June is thrilled to be playing on the Ott & Murphy Cabaret stage with the exceptional talents of Keegan Harshman (bass) and Scott Small (drums).
Join us for an evening of jazz, award winning wines, and the exquisite views!
SATURDAY August 25th, 7pm
ISLAND JAZZ COLLECTIVE
The Island Jazz Collective returns for a summertime show at the Ott & Murphy stage. IJC features 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.
SUNDAY August 26th, 4pm
PETER MILLER: Dinner Making for Men and Women, Fall Edition $10
Peter Miller will be giving a talk on cooking and making dinner and once again Ott & Murphy Wines will be hosting this unique event.
Lecture – Dinner Making for Men and Women, Fall Edition
An hour-long lecture on the details of making dinner. We will cook a few things, hypothetically. You can ask questions. We will discuss beans, rice, seasons, chickens, cheese, mushrooms, bread, stock, fish, vegetables, farmers and expectations. A discourse on courses.
The Fall Edition will focus on the foods of summer’s end and fall’s upcoming.
Not knowing how or what to cook can feel like an illiteracy. The goal is to make you pleased to be eating at home – it must lure you, favor you, be the partner that you hope to dance with.
$10 entry fee includes a glass of wine.
FRIDAY August 31st, 7pm
SIRI & STEVE $10
Siri Bardarson, pop/jazz vocalist and cellist along with Steve Trembley, electric guitar and vocals are back with new tunes and their special brand of pop/jazz arrangements. “Siri and Steve”, a truly unique cello/guitar and vocal collaboration. Not to be missed!
Steve has performed with local phenom Nathaniel Talbot at Oak Harbor Music Festival and the Steve Trembley Band was frequent headliner at Coupeville’s beloved Musselfest. Siri has performed at Bumbershoot, Folklife and the KPLU Jazz stage Summer Concerts in Seattle.
Come enjoy a glass of our island-made fine wines, a small plate, and sweet music within our intimate tasting room overlooking Saratoga Passage in Langley. Reservations Recommended
SATURDAY September 1st, 7pm
BEVERLY GRAHAM & KEN WRIGHT
The perfect way to spend a Labor Day weekend evening: join us in Ott & Murphy’s intimate cabaret room and experience the 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.
Beverly will be joined by partner Ken Wright on percussion.
SUNDAY September 2nd, 6pm
JOSH, KEEGAN, MOLLY & MICKEY
Labor Day weekend special event: drop on in to our tasting room on Sunday evening to listen to this exceptionally talented group of (mostly) local musicians.
Josh Collins (guitar), Keegan Harshman (bass), Molly Grimm (vocals) and Mickey Grimm (drums), are putting a show of musical ideas and directions that will include jazz standards, 60’s revival classics, and some funky, probing jamming.
Join us for a glass or two of our award winning wines, the beautiful views and the musical explorations of this incredible band.
FRIDAY September 7th, 7pm
ANDRE FERIANTE, STELLA ROSSI & ANIL PRASAD $20
Back by popular demand and another chance for those of you who were unable to attend this incredible show the first time around, we are very pleased to announce the return of Andre Feriante, Stella Rossi (Deseo Carmin) and—-for this event, the added bonus of the mind-blowing tabla playing of Anil Prasad!!
This will be an evening of Spanish music, flamenco, Latin musical styles, vocals in Italian, Spanish and dance performance, in a special program created by Andre & Stella entitled “Impressions of Spain”. Neo-Flamenco, Virtuoso Ukulele, the Oud, Harp Guitar, Nylon Stringed Banjo ~ join Andre, Stella and Anil in sharing the passion of Latin culture and inspiring musical journeys.
Award winning Segovia-trained guitarist/composer Andre Feriante has performed for over 30 years in Europe, South America, and the United States. Beginning with his first concert in Rome in 1979, he has introduced a sensual and contemporary sound to an otherwise traditional genre. His creative blend of classical, flamenco and Brazilian styles speaks to people from all walks of life. In recent years, Andre has garnered rave reviews for applying his innovative approach and guitar mastery to the ukulele and nylon-stringed banjo. Andres’ concerts will take you on an inspiring musical journey with original music, classical and jazz standards, vocals in Italian, and poetry over guitar. He is well known for his calm stage presence and ability to connect with his audience on a deep emotional level.
Andre has released 13 solo recordings in his career the latest two albums are Novella, Ukulele Mosaique and Beatles Masquerade. Andre hopes that the passionate and sometimes meditative qualities in his songs will bring listeners inward to see our similarities as humans, creating more peace and ease in our world. www.andreferiante.com
Stella Rossi better known as Deseo Carmin, is a professional dancer, singer/songwriter, guitarist and percussionist. Originally from Asuncion, Paraguay, she started her artistic career at the young age of 3. She studied at one of the most prestigious Art and Dance Schools in Paraguay were she graduated with a Teaching Degree.
Stella currently performs with her band Deseo Carmin and several other musical ensembles around the Pacific Northwest including a Northwest favorite latin jazz band “Coco Loco”. Stella Rossi is a recipient of several musical and dance awards and nominations, not only from her native country but also the U.S.. www.deseocarmin.com
Anil Prasad has played tabla for decades and received much of his training from the incomparable Indian master, Zakir Hussain. He is equally at home with classical music, kirtan and fusion and is in high demand as one of Seattle’s premier tabla players.
Reservations are required for this special event.
SATURDAY September 8th, 7pm
JOANN QUINTANA BAND $10
The Joann Quintana Band is a singer/songwriter band recognized for songcraft excellence and sonic diversity. Their mostly original material includes driving folk-rock, sly and slinky jazz, folk-boogie, acoustic blues and a little ‘twang. These are tunes with literate, roots-based lyrics, catchy melodies and soaring rhythms. Music that will rock your body and move your soul.
This band sells out so remember to call for reservations. www.facebook.com/JoannQuintanaBand
FRIDAY September 14th, 7pm
BEKAH ZACHRITZ $9
Bekah Zachritz, local singer-songwriter, returns to play at Ott-Murphy stage! Her original music is inspired by musicians like Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, and Judy Collins.
A multi-instrumentalist, she often performs on guitar, ukulele and bass. She believes music is medicine and loves the intimacy of performing at Ott & Murphy.
Outside of performance, she shares her passion teaching voice, ukulele, violin, guitar and bass to students of all ages at Bekah Bee Music, in Langley, WA.
SATURDAY September 15th, 7pm
JANIE CRIBBS & THE T.RUST BAND $12
Fresh off performing 14 weeks-straight of summer shows, Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band are excited to be back at our renowned Cabaret stage, for a special up-close and personal show.
With their successful new CD album “Queen of Fire” getting increasing local airplay and rave reviews, The Band is ready for for anything and this night will be special! Be prepared to have your socks blown off with gorgeous gritty guitar and sweaty slidework , volcanic sultry vocals and enough rhythm and groove to get you dancing in the streets…
Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band have been together for five years playing numerous sold-out and SRO shows at various venues across Washington State. Well known for their intimate up-close and personal performances in smaller rooms, they also love to play out-of-doors for Community Street Dances and ticketed Winery concerts. They have been the featured crowd-pleasing Band in Washington cities such as Oak Harbor, Anacortes, Freeland, La Connor, Langley, Port Townsend, Spokane, Westport and beyond, remembered long after the lights go down for their infectious Roots, Blues and memorable mesmerizing Americana music .
Over the years Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band have raised thousands of dollars for local charities at dances and special events all over Whidbey Island. Their commitment to raising up “Live Local Music” has benefited the community and hopefully inspires us all to lend a hand!
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.
Reservations highly recommended.
SUNDAY September 16th, 5pm
BEN SHAW $7
Ben Shaw is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. Ben’s music is a song-driven, modern folk where lyrical melodies are sung with barroom grit, embellished with psychedelic Americana. Ben’s music harkens to the era of the classic 70’s singer songwriter in the vein of Gordon Lightfoot, Cat Stevens, and others.
In 2016, after a decade or so of avoiding the spotlight, Ben released his first full length album in over 15 years, Feet to the Fire.
In April of 2018, Ben joined his touring band mates to record his follow-up record, Bonita, at Pine Hollow Studios in Eau Claire, WI with Producer Evan Middlesworth (The National). The album released in stores and online on August 10th, 2018.
FRIDAY September 21st, 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 in Seattle. 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 September 22nd, 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.