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 January 6th, 7PM
HOT CLUB OF TROY
Led by Troy Chapman, formerly of Pearl Django, Hot Club is devoted to the classic swing jazz developed by Django Reinhardt. Their new album “Django” celebrates the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, as one history’s greatest jazz musicians, and as an excellent composer as well. All of the songs on this CD are original compositions by the Django himself. Guitarist Keith Bowers brings his exceptional skills to The Hot Club of Troy as well as leading Whidbey Island’s favorite American Swing ensemble “Trio Nouveau”. Bowers has released numerous CDs with Trio Nouveau and under his own name. Bassist Kristi O’Donnell brings her grooving low-end bass lines into the Hot Club of Troy after years of experience playing with Trio Nouveau, Café Impromptu and the bluegrass group “Swords into Plowshares.”
FRIDAY January 12th, 7PM
BECKAH ZACHRITZ & MELODIE AYRES $9
Bekah Zachritz, local singer song-writer, returns from maternity leave to play at Ott-Murphy Tasting Room, Friday, January 12th, 7pm. She will be joined by Melodie Ayres, Kansas native who now lives in Portland, Oregon where she plays music professionally. Bekah and Melodie have played music together for seven years and most recently toured the West Coast as the comedy duet, The Smile High Club.
Bekah’s original music is inspired by musicians like Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, and Judy Collins. A multi-instrumentalist, she often performs on guitar and bass. She believes music is medicine and enjoys teaching students of all ages at her studio, Bekah Bee Music, located at Island County Fairgrounds.
Melodie Ayres’ music is folky and sometimes gypsy sounding. She is multi-talented with her guitar, kick drum, amazing vocals and occasional toot of the clarinet. In her most recent music project she led the Portland band, The Van Rontens, performing regularly around the region.
SATURDAY January 13th, 7PM
ISLAND JAZZ COLLECTIVE
The Island Jazz Collective plays 20th Century swing, blues and Latin jazz standards. Featuring Bob Wagner on Keyboard, Don Wodjenski on Saxophone, Mark Strohschein on Electric Guitar, Dale Stirling on Bass, & Ken Bloomquist on Drums.
FRIDAY January 19th
NICK MARDON BLUES TRIO
SHOW #1 6:30-8
SHOW #2 8:30-10
Nick Mardon anchors this intensely talented trio with classic blues moves firmly held together. Original and deeply felt interpretations ranging from Hendrix, to Ricki Lee Jones, Clapton and John Mayer! You will be astounded.
SATURDAY January 20th, 7PM
This dynamic trio 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. DAZZLING! Check out their music at www.amigosnobles.com
Jerry Wirkkala is a masterful guitarist who’s been fusing nuevo flamenco, blues & jazz & has been performing around the Seattle area for a number of years. Richard Ferguson has been a rock player for many years. After attending a Gipsy Kings concert Richard became inspired, purchased a classical guitar and began learning the Euro-Nuevo Flamenco style songs Jerry was playing. Angelo Ortiz is a well-known , gifted percussionist, recently 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.
FRIDAY January 26th, 7PM
LEVI BURKLE $10
SATURDAY January 27th, 7PM
GREG BECK QUARTET
Greg started playing guitar in his early teens and went on to study music and theory at the Cornish School of Music, Seattle, WA. 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 February 2nd, 7PM
Based out of Langley, The Secrets deliver a power-packed performance of Urban Americana: a blend of contemporary folk, rock, blues, and standards. Though they write a majority of songs, they perform some select cover tunes.
This wonderful trio comprised of DavidLicastro, singer/songwriter & lead guitar, Alicia Elliott, singer/songwriter & guitar, & Russell Sparkman on bass! Alicia’s vocal style has been influenced by Joni Mitchell, Jonathan Brooke, Gillian Welch, & Mindy Smith. The Secrets formation sprung out of admiration for the “Civil Wars.”
SATURDAY February 3rd, 7PM
TANGO COWBOYS $10
Rich Hinrichsen is a singer and jazz musician with a special love of Latin music, especially tango. Tango Cowboys combines Rich’s vocal tangos with guitarist Tom Bourne’s compositions. Tango Cowboys specialize in vocal tangos from Argentina written in the 30s and 40s.
Rich was inspired to take up music by his Father Bill who sang songs from musicals and played guitar, performing songs like “Try To Remember” from The Fantasticks. He took up the violin at age 8, switched to the double bass at 11, and began studying the piano at 13. At 15 he played bass for a college vocal jazz group, which included his brother Mike (singing bass), and toured California. In college, Rich (piano, bass) studied with jazz guitarist Al Galante, and led a jazz quintet (pictured below on the far right). In the late 1980s, while in Clemson S.C., he played bass with “Jazz Essence,” a trio that included Dick Underwood on piano, and played bebop in the tradition of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, and Bud Powell.
For more info check out http://www.tangocowboys.com/ or more of Rich’s Music at http://www.hinrichsenmusic.com/listen/.
FRIDAY February 9th, 7PM
SATURDAY February 10th, 7PM
TRIO NOUVEAU VALENTINES
FRIDAY February 16th, 7PM
SATURDAY February 17th, 7PM
CHORO LOCO $10
FRIDAY February 23rd, 7PM
O.D. ‘SCOOTER’ SCUDDER
SATURDAY February 24th, 7PM
ANDRE FERIANTE $15
SATURDAY March 3rd, 7PM
DMITRI MATHENY $10