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 December 15th, 7PM
COMEDY NIGHT w/ JOSH NASAR & DAVEY WESTER
From improv and stand-up comedy stages to red carpets, game shows, and radio for more than a decade, comedian and host Josh Nasar will get you laughing. Josh got his first taste of the spotlight as Master of Ceremonies for Penn State Football making crowds of nearly 100,000 faithful follow him throughout the game. Taking this special skill with him to hosting and comedy stages, Josh has performed to audiences internationally from Las Vegas’s Rio, Hilton, Riviera, Mandalay Bay, and Hard Rock hotels all the way to the Fringe Festival in Scotland. His stand-up experiences, red carpets, game shows, and Groundlings improv training sets him apart from other comedians and hosts. He also can currently be seen on FX’s hit show “Sons of Anarchy”.
Davey Wester was discovered by Mitzy Shore the owner of The Comedy Store in Hollywood in 2003, and he’s been a comedy store regular ever since. Tony Kaye, the Director of American History X, selected Davey to perform in his series called The Eccentrics, which also included Thomas Jane and Larry David. Davey has been doing comedy for 13 years. He was on The TV show Kimora, and was also on TMZ with Pauly Shore. He has worked with Robin Williams, Bill Burr, and Bobby Lee. He recently was a cast member on the TV pilot Punch line with Russell Peters.
SATURDAY December 16th, 7PM
DEJA BLOOZE TRIO
Deja Blooze is a local collection of talented musicians dedicated to Blues. A perfect combination of gravelly soulful voices, rumblin’ basslines, endless lead guitar licks, and rhythm that provide a steady groove and thump through the night. Deja Blooze will be a dose to cure your woes and let you leave it all behind. The Deja Blooze trio of David Gregor on guitar and vocals, David Licastro on guitar and vocals, and Russell Sparkman on bass.
FRIDAY December 22nd, 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. A showcase for the vast variety of composition of the great gypsy master, along with Troy Chapman’s guitar, “Django” also features incredible performances on piano, clarinet and saxophone by rising master multi-instrumentalist, and Whidbey Island, WA native, Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews. 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.”
SATURDAY December 30th, 7PM
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.
FRIDAY January 12th, 7PM
BECKAH ZACHRITZ & MELODIE AYRES
SATURDAY January 13th, 7PM
ISLAND JAZZ COLLECTIVE
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
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
Rich is a singer and jazz musician with a special love of Latin music, especially tango. Most recently, he formed a duo with guitarist Tom Bourne specializing 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.
Listen to 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