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 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, Donald Singleton 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
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.
FRIDAY October 26th, 7pm
ANDRE FERIANTE & FRIENDS $20
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!
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!