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 December 7th, 7pm
COMEDY NIGHT: TAYLOR CLARK & SUSAN JONES $12
Taylor Clark is a Seattle-based comic, husband, father and recovering adult-skateboarder.
Taylor has spent the majority of the last decade living and performing in New York City where he regularly performed alongside some of the biggest names in comedy. Names like Reggie Watts, Ali Wong, Jim Gaffigan, Michelle Wolf, and many many others. He has most recently featured for Mark Normand, Kevin McCaffery and Kristen Key. He was a finalist in last year’s Seattle International Comedy Contest where he placed third in the semi-finals and fifth overall. His semi-subversive comedy is clever and personal with no resistance to silly.
A unique and truly well rounded crowd pleaser on all fronts.
Taylor recently relocated back to the great Northwest to be closer to his family and all that terribly marvelous wilderness.
Susan Jones is a tenacious headlining comedian, writer, master of ceremonies, and motivational force with over 2 decades of national touring experience.
As a recent bride, dog lover, Pez collector, single mom, strip club DJ, and survivor the 80s and 90s, Susan has a broad range of life experience to draw from. Susan reached almost 600 lbs. and in 2016 started her weight loss mission. She has lost over 200 lbs. so far, and takes you with her on this journey every pound of the way down. Susan has opened for Dana Carvey, Rob Schneider, Brad Garrett, Jeffery Ross, Rick Overton, Chad Prather, and many more.
Susan recently released her first half hour network special on RideTV. She has also appeared on Up Late NW and JokestersTV. She has recorded a stand-up album called 50 Shades of Gravy. Susan was a regional finalist for NBC Standup, and has won the Hard Rock comedy contest and JackFM’s Funniest Comedian in Washington.
Susan is a club favorite and must-see comedian that can range from TV clean to fun flirty.
SATURDAY December 8th, 7pm
GREG BECK QUARTET $7
This fabulous quartet is led by Greg Beck, who is accompanied by Scott Small on drums, Gary Way on piano, and Richard Hughes on Bass. This band is a shining example of Whidbey’s world-class local music scene.
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.
SUNDAY December 9th, 6pm
JUNE SHELLENE TRIO $10
Join June Shellene (piano, vocals), Keegan Harshman (bass) and Scott Small (drums) for a special Sunday evening of Christmas cheer. June’s trio will feature some wonderful holiday classics….from Charlie Brown favorites by Vincent Guaraldi to great Christmas classics like Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas…any many more. Surprise guests are always a possibility.
Settle in with a glass of our award winning wines, the cozy and intimate setting of our cabaret room, and enjoy the jazzy renditions of Seasonal/Holiday music with the June Shellene Trio!
THURSDAY December 13th, 7pm
KATHRYN CLAIRE, DON HENSON & TIMOTHY HULL $12
Kathryn Claire is thrilled to return to return to Ott & Murphy for a concert with longtime friend and collaborator Don Henson on piano and percussion. Kathryn has performed in the past at Ott & Murphy with Dutch based duo The Lasses as well as local musician and songwriter Timothy Hull. Kathryn and Timothy are also longtime friends and have played shows together in the US and Netherlands.
With her violin and voice at the center of her music, Kathryn Claire weaves together stories and melodies rooted in her classical and traditional musical background while infusing each song and composition with an energy and electricity that is palpable. Her musicality and joy on stage is infectious. Honest and poetic writing, crystalline vocals, impassioned violin compositions, and an ability to move seamlessly across genres, are the hallmark of Kathryn Claire’s original and diverse sound.
For this evening, Kathryn and Timothy will both be presenting a collection of Winter Songs. This program is inspired by the season with music to honor the shortest days and longest nights. Weaving together songs, instrumentals, traditional and original music and a few covers, the artists invite the audience to join together in celebration of the season.
Kathryn Claire has spent years cultivating her own style and approach to music as a violinist, guitar player, singer, and songwriter. Strong fundamentals from her classical and traditional music background combined with improvisation has made her a favorite at venues, festivals and institutions around the world. A consummate collaborator, Kathryn Claire has shared the stage with many musicians, bringing her musicality and charismatic presence to each project she works with. She has toured and performed extensively in the US, Japan, The Netherlands, India, Belgium and France.
Don Henson is featured on Kathryn’s latest release, “Bones Will Last, and has toured extensively with Kathryn Claire in the Pacific Northwest. Don works frequently with Will West and Skip Vonkuske in Portland, OR. His band, ‘Sneakin Out’ has played various stages with Pink Martini, on The Tonight Show (With Jay Leno) and had the honor of playing Carnegie Hall. Don is thrilled to be joining Kathryn Claire for this intimate evening of music.
Timothy Hull is a local Whidbey Island favorite and a widely appreciated singer-songwriter. He has toured over the past fifteen years bringing his songs, guitar, stories and humor to colleges, clubs, pubs coffee houses, and conferences, coast to coast. He has traveled with his music, but his music has traveled even further. Bands and singers from all over the world are known to cover his originals. He effortlessly blends the personal with the political, the local the global and the ancient with the up-to-the-minute.
FRIDAY December 14th, 7pm
ISLAND JAZZ COLLECTIVE
Long time local favorites, The Island Jazz Collective return to Ott & Murphy’s intimate jazz club stage for a evening of jazzy Christmas and seasonal tunes.
IJC 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 Sun Ra. Always an audience pleaser, the Island Jazz Collective is a popular group throughout the island music scene.
Join us for an evening of fine jazz, award-winning wines and the captivating view.
SATURDAY December 15th, 7pm
The Secrets are a Pacific Northwest band based in Langley. They deliver a power-packed performance of Urban Americana: their music balancing an indie-folk feel with rock and blues. Though they write a majority of songs, they also perform some select cover tunes. Alicia’s vocal style has been influenced by Joni Mitchell, Jonathan Brooke, Gillian Welch, & Mindy Smith.
This talented quartet is comprised of David Licastro, singer/songwriter & lead guitar; Alicia Elliott, singer/songwriter & guitar, Russell Sparkman on bass and David Maloney on drums!
Enjoy a special evening with The Secrets in our intimate cabaret room, along with our award winning wines, savory bites, and the spectacular views!
“Pay-as-you-may” entry fee for this event.
FRIDAY December 21st, 7pm
CORREO AEREO $15
What better way to celebrate Winter Solstice evening than with Correo Aereo in a special show they’ve prepared with selection of songs from the Latin tradition, all in celebration of the Winter Solstice.
Correo Aereo is an award winning acoustic multi-instrumental and vocal Latin Music Trio. They perform traditional music of Latin America; especially of Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba & Mexico, as well as their own original music deeply inspired by swimming and playing in these ancient rivers of traditions while being alive to organic innovation.
Dr. Juan Tony Guzman, Head of the Jazz Dept. at Luther College writes: “Listening to their performance one can unite space and time across cultures.”
Together, they combine a stunning array of instruments with silken vocal harmonies described as “locked in carnal embrace” by the Austin Chronicle. Their music is richly poly-rhythmic and soulfully melodic. Haunting, fiery, joyful!
Experience the beautiful music of Correo Aereo in the perfect setting of our cozy and intimate cabaret room. Correo Aereo is Abel Rocha on harp, guitar, cuatro & vocals; Madeleine Sosin on violin, jarana, maracas, bombo & vocals; Amy Denio on clarinet, accordion & vocals.
SATURDAY December 22nd, 7pm
KRISTIO AND THE 3 WISE MEN $10
Kristio and The 3 Wise Men have been invited to take the Ott & Murphy Stage on this special evening by Whidbey Island’s well-known ensemble, Trio Nouveau.
Recently called ‘My Bass Sister’ by DjangofestNW’s Simon Planting, Kristio brings her groove and spirit to the music. By popular request, Kristio makes true a promise she made to our audiences: Soloing! Additionally, she will share the stories of musical adventures in Ireland, her poetry about the magic in life and return of light.
Accompanying her are The 3 Wise Men, featuring Keith Bowers playing rockin’ telecaster, Scott Small, the cosmological drummer and Gary Way, skating on the ivories. Improvising the classic well loved American Songbook tunes with new instrumentation and sounds, Kristio and The 3 Wise Men circle ‘round the themes of star light, moonlight and adoration and love.
The gifts they bring to you is an evening of joyful celebration and uplifting of spirits in the warm and cozy ambiance of Ott and Murphy’s Winery Tasting Room.Invite your friends and fill the house for this festive night of Island style creativity. You will leave all aglow!
Reservations are highly recommended.
FRIDAY December 28th, 7pm
CLASSICAL AND JAZZ: ANDRE FERIANTE & OVERTON BERRY $20
Andre Feriante has invited one of our regions greatest to join him on our intimate cabaret stage. Its a rare treat to hear the legendary Overton Berry, a Northwest treasured artist and Northwest Hall of Fame inductee.
Andre and Overton have played shows together around the NW for over ten years. In this show you’ll hear both performers playing
separate and as a duo, improvising with their unique styles, blending classical and jazz…standards, originals, vocals and heartwarming stories. The beauty of Overton’s heart for the world is apparent in every phrase of his playing, his website opens with the words…’peace and stillness within’–that says it all.
Overton Berry began his musical career over fifty years ago at the age of 16 when he played USO shows at military bases on the west coast with the first Overton Berry Trio. Since those early beginnings the music has never stopped. He is described in the Pacific Northwest as “a living legend”, and his wealth of experience and generations of fans bear witness to this affectionate accolade.
His credits include Music Director for the Peggy Lee Concert at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair; Music Director for the House of Entertainment during the Seattle World’s Fair; Music Director for the Canadian tour La Hora de Jazz Concerts; Music Director of the Gene Stridel Show, Hollywood Overseas Committee – Viet Nam; and Music Director of the Overton Berry Trio and the TOBE School of Music.
He has played extensively in venues around the world including Sans Souci in Tokyo, the Marriott in Cairo, the Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok, the China Hotel in Guangzhou, China and the Sheraton Hotel in Hong Kong.
He has performed at numerous venues in and around Seattle including Jazz Alley, The Double Tree Inn, The Alexis Hotel, The Triple Door, Egan’s Ballard Jam House and The Sorrento Hotel where he can still be heard regularly in The Fireside Room.
Recent concert dates include the P.E.A.C.E. Concerts in 2002 and 2003, An Evening with Overton Berry at The Admiral Theater in Bremerton in 2003, and The Jazz Sunday Concerts in 2005 and 2006 at the Admiral Congregational Church in West Seattle.
Mr. Berry is a Voting Member of The National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (The Grammy’s) and is a member of the American Federation of Musicians.
Award-winning, Segovia-trained guitarist and composer Andre Feriante has been sharing the gift of music with audiences around the word for 30 years. 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. Andre’s journey began in Italy, where he was born. At age 13, he heard the flamenco guitar and his life changed for ever.
By the age of 21, Feriante had studied with the great Maestro Andres Segovia in Spain, played concerts in Europe and North and South America, and was part of the music faculty at two colleges. Feriante’s long career has taken him to hundreds of stages, including Seattle’s Benaroya Hall and The Triple Door. He has played the National Anthem at Key Arena and at a Sounders game at Qwest Field. He has shared the stage with The NW Symphony, Heart, and Alice in Chains. On several occasions, he has been invited to perform for the Jose Carreras International Leukemia Foundation at venues such as Carnegie Hall.
Feriante has released 14 albums, several of which have reached top 10 radio airplay charts. His CD Bohemian Boulevard won “Best World Album.” His newest recording, “Terra de Eros,” is a reflection of his multiple-instrument show, “String Stories,” a truly unique and creative musical journey which features originals and standards played on guitars, ukulele, banjo, harp guitar, and charango.
Andre has been the artistic director of Leavenworth’s Guitar Euphoria Festival for two years and is the host of “La Guitarra” on the King FM Arts Channel. His pop culture appearances include a mention in the MSN.com feature “12 Sexy Bald Men,” where he was named among stars including Andre Agassi, Patrick Stewart, Seal, and others.
Andre’s world view is one of hope, love, and empathy. He hopes the passionate and reflective qualities in his songs will bring listeners inward to discover the similarities among humans, creating more peace and joy in our world.
SATURDAY December 29th, 7pm
NANCY NOLAN $10
For the final Saturday during this festive time of the year, experience Nancy Nolan in our cozy and intimate cabaret room. Nancy brings jazz standards and her special song stylings from composers Cole Porter and Gershwin, to Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro and much more! Joining her in duo, is the very fine and accomplished bassist, Keegan Harshman, owner of Langley’s full service music store, Blue Sound Music.
A Seattle native, Nancy is a seasoned vocalist and pianist. She has performed extensively throughout the US, Canada, Japan, and Europe, in both Jazz clubs and Musical Theater; from Seattle’s Jazz Alley, ACT Theatre, and singing the National Anthem at a Seattle Sonic’s playoff game, to The Village Gate, and The Metropolitan Room, NYC, to sold out shows at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, WICA. In addition to her music performances, Nancy enjoys a thriving voice teaching practice in Seattle and Whidbey Island.
Several of Nancy’s performances at Jazz Alley were with the late, legendary composer, author, and comedian, Steve Allen, who described Nancy as “a wonderful singer of particular interest … her own original style, thoughtful and emotional. … Nolan is a vibrant and versatile vocalist – always singing to the heart of the song.” – Earshot Jazz
Reservations recommended for this special evening
MONDAY December 31st, 8:30pm
CALIENTE & CLASSY: NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION $60
The talent of the Amigos Nobles Trio energizes a Latin & Spanish inspired New Years Eve Feast. This is the night to step out of the ordinary and enjoy this once a year event in the intimate comfort of Ott & Murphy’s cozy Cabaret Room. Join Ott & Murphy for an exciting evening of Amigos Nobles irresistible Flamenco Nuevo rhythms together with a fabulous late night buffet, O&M wine and of course Spanish champagne.
The late night buffet begins at 8:45 featuring a variety of Spanish and Latin American treats: Pulled Pork Adobo, Tapas, Cheese and Charcuterie boards, Grilled Slaw, Salads, Tres Leches cake and of course Cava at midnight!
Amigos Nobles Trio perform at 9:15 and concludes at midnight as we celebrate an “out with the old and in with the new” traditional toast for the arrival of 2019
Reservations and prepayment Required–$60