OM PRESENTS THE BEST LOCAL PERFORMERS & GREAT MUSICAL TALENT FROM AROUND THE NORTHWEST
DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, RESERVATIONS are always RECOMMENDED! 360-221-7131
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
FRIDAY January 4th, 7pm
JAMIE FINDLAY DUO $10
Jamie Findlay, a Seattle based jazz guitarist, makes his way back to Ott & Murphy–Whidbey Island’s premier jazz club. Jamie has performed here recently with the Acoustic Jazztet and Dmitri Matheny–both shows invigorating the audience with his unique blues-inflected style, that allows him to play lead, rhythm and bass–simultaneously creating the sound and feel of a larger group. Accompanying Jamie is Steve Tate on drums and percussion. In this duo setting, Steve’s excellent brushwork provides a light, yet rhythmic and propulsive beat.
Jamie is one of the masters of contemporary acoustic guitar. With three CD’s under his own name, “Wings of Light,” “Amigos del Corazón,’ and “Reflections” Jamie is a very busy performer and composer, both in the States and abroad. His music is flavored by many styles from jazz and blues to pop and funk. More recently, Jamie has helped form the Acoustic Jazz Quartet, an L.A. based jazz band that features Jamie’s compositions. Their first Naxos Jazz release was distributed worldwide in April, ’99, and a second Acoustic Jazz Quartet “Organic” released in 2001. In 2002 Jamie formed a guitar duo with Duck Baker, and the pair recorded an adventurous and critically acclaimed record of jazz guitar duos titled “Out of the Past”. Jamie continues to perform solo as well.
Join us for this first weekend of 2019 in our comfy and cozy cabaret room with a glass or two of our award-winning wines, and the incredible jazz stylings of the Jamie Findlay duo!
SATURDAY January 5th, Two Shows: 5:30 & 7:30pm
NICK MARDON BLUES TRIO $15 ($25 FOR BOTH SHOWS)
A sell-out favorite at Ott & Murphy, the Nick Mardon Blues Trio blends the sound of Electric Blues with Pop, Jazz, Funk, Rock and much more throughout their eclectic show.
Nick Mardon fronts the band with smooth vocals and an endless supply of blazing guitar licks. In the bands over the top live performances Nick often plays the guitar behind his head, behinds his back, or one handed. The rhythm section features the Greg Olson on the fretless electric Bass and Andy Emery on Drums and Percussion. Greg and Andy lay down a solid groove and can go from loud and rocking to whisper quiet in one beat.
The members of the trio have played with Mellisa Etheridge, Marcy Playground, Robert Glasper, and Marcus Printup and many notable local and national acts. The Nick Mardon Blues Trio has played at Everett Historic Theatre, Highway 99 Blues Club, Marymoor Park, Capps Club, The Royal Room, and many breweries, bars, and wineries. Their high energy performances leaves audiences astounded and call the group the “Future of the Blues”.
The Nick Mardon Blues Trio released their debut EP “These Days” in 2018 and they are currently booking regional performances. The Trio recently recorded a live CD at Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle that will be released very soon. Their next studio album is expected to be released in the Spring of 2019 followed by a West Coast Tour.
For this engagement we will present two shows: 5:30 & 7:30pm. Cover charge is $15 for one show or $25 for both. These shows regularly sell out so call to reserve today!
FRIDAY January 11th, 7pm
LAUREN FLYNN $11
Once again, we warmly welcome local singer-songwriter Lauren Flynn to our intimate cabaret stage. This will be Lauren’s first full solo show, and she has invited her friend and guitarist Shaun Bowen to play a few songs to open.
Lauren Flynn is a singer-songwriter who has spent the last decade writing, performing and recording throughout Colorado, California and places in between. Her songs range from the humorous to darker material with influences of folk, rock, country and bluegrass and a delivery that draws on her experience in stand up comedy and professional wrestling.
This show will be a fundraiser for Lauren’s album, her first self-produced, self-funded endeavor, recorded on Whidbey at Soundtrap Studios.
SATURDAY January 12th, 7pm
JIM PAGE & TIMOTHY HULL $12
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.
Hull’s songs are dreamy and vivid, glorious and sad. He effortlessly blends the personal with the political, the local the global and the ancient with the up-to-the-minute. Timothy’s songs are about life lived on a human scale, as captured in his vivid snapshots of playing and living on the streets or in a makeshift camp by a river, of wandering and rambling the roads and the rails, of making do in difficult circumstances.
Jim Page is a Seattle based singer-song writer who has released two dozen albums and written a mountain of songs – some covered by the likes of Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Roy Bailey, Michael Hedges, the Doobie Brothers and many, many others. Page is well known in coffee houses and folk clubs in Seattle and the northwest, as well as in Britain and Ireland, where he has been touring since the 60’s—he shows no sign of slowing down.
Jim was one of the founders of the Pike market performers Guild, Seattle’s first street performers union. They organized and ran the first and only Busker Festival to be operated entirely by buskers, and he again petitioned the City Council, this time to created Buskers Week. In 2007 Jim was included in an all star cast of the “50 most Influential Musicians In Seattle History,” a position shared with Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana.
“Jim Page’s songs get right to the point. He looks at the world clearly and reports what he sees with compassion, humor and a biting sense of irony. And boy! can he sing and play. If you’re ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from.” UTAH PHILLIPS
“Jim’s been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bringing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. He cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I’m a longtime admirer.” BONNIE RAITT
“Every now and again I encounter a singer who gives me a glimmer
of hope. Jim Page carries the light.” CHRISTY MOORE