ENTERTAINMENT AT OM

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 October 19th, 7pm

TRIO NOUVEAU QUARTET

Celebrating the lyrical interplay of two guitars, the earthy grounding of the double bass and the rhythm of the drums, Trio Nouveau Quartet invites you to savor autumn with us in the warm and comfy ambiance of our intimate cabaret room.

Keith Bowers and Kristi O’Donnell welcome guitarist Mark Strohschein and drummer percussionist Roger Bennett to the stage for this evening of lyrical romantic music.

Experience smooth mood setting music accompanied by the fun and informative narrative storytelling by the band leader “Mr. Library”, Keith Bowers.

Show time is 7 p.m. Arrive a bit early to settle in, order your favorite wine & hors d’ouvrés, and enjoy two unique sets of lyrical jazz!

Payment of the musicians is made possible by the audience. In lieu of setting a fixed price, the band asks you to pay what you may, be it $10 or $25.


SATURDAY October 20th, 7pm

COMEDY NIGHT:  ED HILL & SIMON KAUFMAN $12

Originally from Taiwan, Ed Hill is an emerging young comic who moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 22 years ago, thinking he was on vacation at his father’s discretion. Since then, Ed has performed all over the world. He was voted “Best Vancouver Comedian of 2016” by West Ender Magazine, and “Best Vancouver Comedian of 2015” by West Ender Magazine and The Georgia Straight, and named “Comic to Watch” in 2015 by Canadian Immigrant Magazine. He has also appeared on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”, “Laughs” on FOX, TED talks, Bite TV’s “Stand up & Bite Me”, and XM Radio’s “Laugh Attack”. He was also invited to perform at Comedy Masala in Singapore, Live Comedy Club in Taiwan, the Hong Kong Comedy Festival, NXNE, San Francisco Comedy Festival, Austin Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, the Vancouver Comedy Festival and many more.  Ed’s tweets have also been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, DOSE, and Distractify.

There are many problems in the world. Luckily we have Simon Kaufman to solve them all for us on stage. Simon Kaufman’s performances are a form of social commentary on society. Taking a stoic philosophical viewpoint towards his life, Simon’s stand up act is like an orator standing in the Forum of Ancient Rome using his humor as a means of speaking to his fellow countrymen.

Growing up in a Jewish home in an inner-city neighborhood has given rise to a very unique comedy style that people fall in love with. Being the only white guy on many of his little league sports teams has left Simon with a rich understanding of all aspects of the American spectrum that few get to have. From the city to the country Simon’s jokes appeal to everybody. Simon Kaufman is a 4th generation comedic actor tracing his roots back to vaudeville, Yiddish theater, and the early days of Broadway. It’s the family business. He’s appeared on The Millionaire Matchmaker on the Bravo Channel, The TV show “The 206”, and the movie Silver Skies with George Hamilton and Dick Van Patten.

Reservations strongly recommended.


THURSDAY October 25th, 7pm

ERIC VANDERBILT-MATHEWS, RANGER SCIACCA & PATRICK BROOKS

Eric, Ranger and Patrick all hot young musical talent that have strong connections to the music and style of Django Reinhardt–have put together a special show of Django style music in our intimate cabaret room!

A Whidbey native, Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews began playing violin at age four, switched to piano a year later, and then picked up clarinet and saxophone in middle school, which have been his focus since.  In 2016, Eric had his first chance to perform at Djangofest NW as a sideman with Ranger and the Re-Arrangers and the Hot Club of Troy. For the past two years he was asked to perform as a leader, assembling an all star band of epic players from across the continent.

Ranger Sciacca (of Ranger and the Re-Arrangers) began playing violin at the age of six. He divided his studies between old-time fiddle and classical violin until a chance encounter with a CD of violin jazz ignited Ranger’s interest in the music of Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith, Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Ranger’s playing draws from all the genres he has studied, and, according to one reviewer, “features frantic staccato runs and an overall sense of tone that reveals many shades and moods.”

Patrick Brooks grew up in Seattle, studying classical and jazz guitar from grade school through college. He has been playing Django’s music ever since discovering Seattle’s vibrant gypsy jazz scene and is a member of Silk Road Swing. Patrick plays with a lyrical fluidity that tells you immediately that he is a masterful improviser–Patrick’s phrases each have a unique genesis.

Pay-what-you-will admission.


FRIDAY October 26th, 7pm

ANDRE FERIANTE & FRIENDS $20

Palabra: its about words….
singer-song writers
vocals
poetry
stories
chants

An evening of words, poetry and song performed by Whidbey Island song writers and poets. Laura Persaud, Joni Takanikos, Rick Vander Kam and Andre Feriante take us on a journey with words and music exploring life, passion, beauty and soul.

Join us for this special evening in our intimate cabaret room with the beautiful views, our award-winning wines and enchanting music and poetry by some of Whidbey Islands finest!

Reservations Required.


SATURDAY October 27th, 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.


FRIDAY November 2nd, 7pm

THE HOT CLUB OF TROY $10

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 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 November 3rd, 5:30 & 7:30pm

NICK MARDON BLUES TRIO $15 ($25 BOTH SHOWS)

Always 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 in the Winter of 2018. 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 reserve today!


FRIDAY November 9th, 7:30pm

SHERI & DA BOYZ $10

Sheri Roberts-Greimes, is headed back to the Ott & Murphy stage and once again bringing along  “Da Boyz”: Marc Lagen (guitar) and Mitch Pumpian (harmonica).  The three of them bringing their “countryfied” rockin’ blues–and having too much fun doing it!

Known as a soulful singer and powerhouse vocalist, Sheri Roberts Greimes is quickly becoming a favorite in the Northwest. With a history that includes amazing musical events such as: second place in the Wrangler Country Showdown at the Grande Ole Opry, where she took home $25,000 and a Dodge Ram Van, an opening performer in Las Vegas at The Flamingo, Golden Nugget, Las Vegas World, The Aladdin, plus, a chart topper in the Reverbnation charts for both local and regional artist in Blues!   And, if that wasn’t enough, for the past two years (2017 & 2018), Sheri was awarded “Washington Blues Society Best of the Blues: Blues Female Vocalist”!

Show time is 7 p.m. Arrive a bit early to settle in, order your favorite wine & hors d’ouvrés or weekend specials, and enjoy 2 hours of rollicking, soulful music by Sheri & Da Boyz!


SATURDAY November 10th, 7pm

RIK WRIGHT’S FUNDAMENTAL FORCES $10

This band astounded all in attendance at their show here last summer so it is with great pleasure to announce the return of Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces to our intimate cabaret stage!

Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces is an award-winning collective of musicians who are known for their genre-bending performances – worldbeat one minute, rock the next, a touch of jam band and back to the core of jazz. Blending forward thinking arrangements with a core groove that listeners can tap their toe to, their music has an undeniable allure that has propelled them all the way to the top of the jazz radio charts.

Bandleader Rik Wright has taken his love and passion for the guitar to just about every corner of the Pacific Northwest, performing at Bumbershoot, Northwest Folklife, Bite of Seattle, and enumerable other community and arts festivals throughout the region. He has placed 4 albums in the top 10 of both the Roots Music and CMJ Jazz radio charts, even going all the way all the way to #1 in 2016.

In 2017, Rik was the recipient of an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award, and runner-up for Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” in the category of “Best Jazz Act”. Wright’s efforts have been generously supported by 4Culture, the Seattle Arts Commission, The Seattle Public Library’s PlayBack program, and the Jack Straw Foundation. Rik is listed in the King County Touring Arts roster, a juried directory of the State of Washington’s very best performing artists.

Reservations Strongly Recommended.