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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 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.


FRIDAY September 28th, 7pm

AMIGOS NOBLES $10

Amigos Nobles is a dynamic trio that plays flamenco with a contemporary twist. Enjoy an evening filled with the excitement that defines flamenco by a group whose music is tightly complex and compelling. They have a unique chemistry that connects everything; the sound, the lights, the energy and atmosphere. DAZZLING!

Jerry Wirkkala is a masterful guitarist who’s been fusing nuevo flamenco, blues & jazz in performances around the Seattle area for a number of years.

Richard Ferguson has been a rock player for many years, but after attending a Gipsy Kings concert, he purchased a classical guitar and began learning the Euro-Nuevo Flamenco songs.

Angelo Ortiz is a well-known, gifted percussionist, named Best Instrumentalist by the Washington Blues Society in 2016. Angelo has had multiple previous nominations for best percussionist and has appeared on the cover of Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine, a nationally published music trade magazine.

Join us for an energy filled evening with the music of Amigos Nobles, our award-winning fine wines and the spectacular views.


SATURDAY September 28th, 7pm

BAHIA $10

Bahia is uplifting, rhythmic and classy, offering the perfect way to enjoy an early fall weekend. Influenced by African-American Jazz, Afro-Cuban Mambo, Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba, Boogaloo and Swing, Bahia are known as the ‘purveyors of tropical sound’. Impressive & tight instrumentation, feel-good grooves, and outstanding rhythm.

Featuring some of the finest local talent, Bahia is Dale Fuentes (flute), Scott Small (drums), Gary Way (keyboards), Greg Beck (guitar), Roger Bennett (percussion) and Richard Hughes (bass).

Join us for the evening with our fine wines, the superb views and the energetic, rhythmic sounds of Bahia!


FRIDAY October 5th, 7pm

ISLAND JAZZ COLLECTIVE

Long time local favorites, The Island Jazz Collective return to the Ott & Murphy stage.

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 and the captivating view.


SATURDAY October 6th, 7pm

DMITRI MATHENY & JAMIE FINDLAY DUO $10

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 along with Jamie Findlay to Ott & Murphy’s intimate cabaret room.

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.”

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Jamie Findlay 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.

Reservations strongly recommended.


SUNDAY October 7th, 3pm

BOOK LAUNCH:  FRANCES WOOD’S NOVEL, BECOMING BEATRICE

Frances Wood proudly announces the publication of her first novel, Becoming Beatrice, a compelling coming-of-age story of friendship, romance, multiculturalism, bullying and overcoming personal challenges.

Longing to escape her restricted life in 1890s Oakland, California, feisty 17-year-old Beatrice Bake confronts her mother and deserts her finance to accept a teaching job in the frontier mill town of Snohomish, Washington. Difficult trials force her to face who she is and reimagine what she would like to become.

Kirkus Reviews describes the book: “An excellent . . . tale with a winning heroine.”

Frances is the author of five books including Brushed By Feathers: A Year of Birdwatching in the West and Langley, (Images of America Series). She lives outside Langley and is delighted to share this novel with the community.


FRIDAY October 12th, 7pm

AVERY’S MAYHEM $10

Back by popular demand–we’re happy to announce the return of Avery’s Mayhem to the Ott & Murphy stage.  For those of you who experienced their last show here, prepare for even more fun and dancing!

Avery’s Mayhem is a Whidbey Island creation of friends making bluesy, soulful music with an occasional honky tonk rock vibe thrown in. They play mostly covers that range from Amy Winehouse to 4 Non Blondes, Etta James to Tracy Chapman, with an idiosyncratic twist that makes them their own. Powerful vocals and harmonies are driven by a rock solid rhythm section and blues guitar.

With Avery Austin-Landers, lead singer and keyboard, Jenna Alexander on drums, Baz Stevens on bass, Jodi Strevel providing backup vocals and percussion, and Michael Gibson on guitar, they will keep you groovin’!


SATURDAY October 13th, 7pm

DESEO CARMIN $12

Deseo Carmin returns to the intimate Ott & Murphy stage with their fiery fusion of latin, Jazz/Funk with spicy Flamenco. They perform high energy original music as well as sultry arrangements on favorite Latin, Brazilian and Spanish songs.

Throughout the years Deseo Carmin have performed at several well-known venues such as Benaroya Hall, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Triple Door; events such as Seattle Out to Lunch Concert Series and featured performer at the Seattle Latino Film Festival Opening Gala in 2017. Their music has been featured in local radio stations as well as NBC’s King 5, Seattle Channel and KCTS Channel 9’s “Arts Zone”.

You won’t want to miss Stella Rossi, Andre Stomma and Fernando Allende, otherwise known as Deseo Carmin in what promises to be a fiery performance!


FRIDAY October 19th, 7pm

TRIO NOUVEAU QUARTET $10

Featuring some of the most talented local musicians, Trio Nouveau plays lyrical swing featuring Keith Bowers on arch-top guitar, Kristi O’Donnell, acoustic bass with Gary Way, piano and Scott Small, drums.

For this show, Trio Nouveau Quartet will celebrate the mood and feel of Autumn with a special selection of jazz standards and tunes.

Show time is 7 p.m. Arrive a bit early to get comfy, order your favorite wine & hors d’ouvrés, and enjoy two unique sets of the Great American Songbook of Swing Jazz!


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.