FRIDAY February 22nd, 7pm


Ott & Murphy warmly welcomes back Cranberry Bog for some toe-tappin’ fun and the plaintive sound of bluegrass, Americana music and a few surprises that will knock your socks off in three-part harmonies, duets & solos.

All the favorite bluegrass instruments are there for this (mostly) Whidbey Island bluegrass band: Ken Merrell brings that high lonesome sound with his guitar and vocals; Debbie Zick provides rhythm and lead breaks with her mandolin; country boy Dave Holley weighs in on his five-string banjo and Dobro; and South Whidbey musical legend Alex Bonesteel makes his fiddle sing. Southern girl Linda Rae Dobbs hails from Fidalgo Island and crosses the bridge every week to play bass with the band and sing vocals.

Join us in our intimate cabaret room for a glass or two of our award winning wines, a savory small plate and the delightful bluegrass music of Cranberry Bog!

SATURDAY February 23rd, 7pm


JM & The Recipe (formerly Michelle Molner & The Recipe) are Michelle Molner, Jonathan Bower, Bev Heising and Jing Jing Tsong. They present originals, along with some favorites – both sweet and savory with just enough salt and vinegar tossed in to keep things interesting. Whether it’s in a skillful finger-picking or up-beat rhythm guitar song, JM’s music gives you the overwhelming urge to sing and dance along.

Classic Rock and Motown music influenced Michelle’s early life and later she spent several years immersed in the Nashville music scene. These experiences come together to make her original songs feel familiar. It’s the songs you already know that Michelle does in her unique style that will catch you by surprise.

Jonathan majored in musical theatre and it shows. His vocal stylings can fill a room and bring a tear to your eye, while his infectious energy makes you want to get up and dance.

Bev’s fiddle playing is legendary on the Island. From folk to classical to rock and roll, Bev’s fiddle gives the Recipe that special something in the sauce.

For this engagement, JM and the Recipe will be joined by Fran Einterz of Skinny Tie Jazz on the upright bass, and Ron Greene on drums!

Join us in our cozy and intimate cabaret room with a glass or two of award winning wines, a savory plate along with JM & The Recipe!



For lovers of jazz and those who want to experience world-class musicians, this is one show you won’t want to miss!  We warmly welcome the return of Dmitri Matheny and Milo Petersen to Ott & Murphy’s intimate jazz club.

Acclaimed for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American flugelhornist Dmitri Mathey has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). An honors graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal international following, touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, traveling to 19 countries. With over 100 recordings to his credit, Dmitri Matheny has released 11 albums as a leader. His latest is Jazz Noir, a fresh spin on crime jazz, film noir movie themes and timeless classics. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.”

Milo Petersen has been active in the Pacific Northwest jazz community since the late 70’s after studying at Western Washington University. In addition to playing with the wide array of amazing musicians in Seattle he has performed with some of the world’s finest including: Gary Steele, Ron Eschete, Julian Priester, Joe Sample, Ernestine Anderson, Herb Ellis, Nancy King, Cedar Walton, Mose Allison, Larry Coryell, Chip Jackson, Eliot Zigmund, Billy Hart and Phil Markowitz. Milo also had the great fortune, thanks to saxophonist/composer Steve Griggs, of recording 2 CDs with master drummer Elvin Jones (Jones for Elvin vols.1 & 2 – Hip City Music). He has appeared on The Bob Hope Show, The Eartha Kitt show, the Broadway shows Ain’t Misbehavin, Five Guy’s Named Moe, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and performed with pop vocal groups The Coasters, The Drifters and The 5th Dimension.

With their immense talent combined, this duo presents an evening of jazz, blues, bossa nova, & beyond!


SATURDAY March 2, 7pm


Ott & Murphy’s intimate cabaret room is the perfect setting to experience 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, a native of Japan, 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.

FRIDAY March 8th, 7pm


Join us for an enticing evening of Indian Classic music woven together with strings from around the world, creating a special blend of world music. Richard Russell, master of the Indian sarode joins Andre Feriante who will feature a selection of of stringed instruments; together they will create a unique musical tapestry that’s not to be missed!

A disciple of world-renowned sarode master Ali Akbar Khan, Richard Russell spent many years studying the vocal and instrumental styles of Hindustani classical music. He is a prolific composer, performer, recording artist and teacher dedicated to the philosophy that sacred music has a unique potential to open the heart, stir the soul and raise the level of peace and joy in our world. Recognized as one of the early pioneers of east/west fusion, he is both a respected innovator and sought-after collaborator in the field of world music.

Richard has performed with a number of world-class musicians including Pankaj Mishra, Indradeep Ghosh, Salar Nader, Benjy Wertheimer, Joël Dilley, Matthew Montfort, Pranesh Khan and Hom Nath Upadhyaya, among others. As the primary vocalist, instrumentalist and composer he offers kirtan, raga and world music events in collaboration with a variety of talented musical friends.

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.

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.

Reservations Required

SATURDAY March 9th, 7pm


Identical twins sisters Karin Blaine (singer/songwriter) and Siri Bardarson (cello/guitar/vocals), bring their TOGETHER AGAIN TOUR to Ott & Murphy’s intimate cabaret room for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

With their rich mix of original songwriting, harmonies, hilarity and charm the dynamic twin duo will lead you on an entertaining musical ride through the beauty, joy and pain of modern day living.

See Karin and Siri  in performance at the 2012 WOW Conference (WICA):


Reservations recommended

SUNDAY  March 10th, 2pm


Local photographer, Kevin Horan, is releasing a new book entitled Goats and Sheep  A Portrait Farm.  Kevin will be discussing and signing copies of this truly unique and beautiful book that will be available for sale at this event.

Kevin Horan is an artist based in Langley. He is working on projects which look at animals as people, people as animals, and the planet as a very small place. His pictures are reality-based, and he enjoys finding the amazing revealed in the ordinary. His work from Chattel was selected for the Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 in 2014.

A recovering photojournalist, Horan has published his work in The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, LIFE, U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic, and numerous other magazines and books. Horan based himself in Chicago 1976-2006 and Whidbey Island since 2006, with assignments ranging from presidential campaigns to small-town life in Russia to development issues in the Amazon to following a dollar bill for a week for LIFE Magazine. He was a presenter at Ampersand Live at Town Hall Seattle in November, 2016; Artist in Residence, Glacier National Park, September, 2004; staff photographer for Chicago In The Year 2000; staff photographer for the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Sun-Times, 1977-1981. He received a degree in journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

FRIDAY March 15th, 7pm


Long time local favorites, The Island Jazz Collective are headed back to Ott & Murphy,  Whidbey’s premier jazz club.

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 SunRa. 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, savory bites and the captivating view.

SATURDAY March 15th, 7pm


Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band are excited to be back at the renowned Ott and Murphy cabaret stage on Saturday, March 16th for a special up-close and personal show.

With their successful CD album “Queen of Fire” getting international and local airplay and numerous rave reviews, The Band is ready for for anything and this night will be special with new songs, great old favorites and plenty of Green-eyed Soul!

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 a jig in the streets…..

Reservations highly recommended