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 March 2nd, 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, 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.
SATURDAY March 3rd, 7PM
DMITRI MATHENY & MILO PETERSEN $10
The intimate duo of Milo Peterson and Dmitri Matheny return to OM. Variety Magazine called Milo “a dynamic guitarist, melodic & bluesy.” The San Francisco Chronicle refers to Dmitri as “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.” Dmitri Matheny has received several prestigious music awards, including “NW Instrumentalist of the Year” in the 2016 Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards. With their immense talent combined, this duo presents an evening of jazz, blues, bossa nova, & beyond!
FRIDAY March 9th, 7PM
TRIO NOUVEAU QUARTET: “BLUES IN THE NIGHT” $10
The Trio Nouveau Quartet will be playing up-tempo jump blues to shake up the winter vibes. They’re callin’ in The Duke, The Count and You!
Featuring: Keith Bowers, guitar. Gary Way, piano. Kristi O’Donnell, upright bass. Scott Small, drums.
SATURDAY March 10th, 7PM
AMIGOS NOBLES $10
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. 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.
FRIDAY March 16th, 7PM
COMEDY NIGHT: MELISSA SHOSHAHI AND ANDREW RIVERS $10
Melissa Shoshahi is an Iranian-American stand-up comedian and actress based in Los Angeles. Performing across the country, Melissa brings her witty personality to the stage and knows no limits when it comes to comedy – culture, politics, race and gender are all fair game. Melissa also offers insight and humor regarding her unique upbringing. While her performances demonstrate razor sharp wit and ample satire, there is a humility and sweetness to Melissa that sets her apart. A gifted impressionist and satirist, Melissa’s humor is relevant, relatable and gut-bustingly hilarious!
Andrew’s very personal and fun storytelling comedy, combined with his exemplary work ethic has earned him high praise from some of the best comedians in the business. Andrew is a regular opener for Christopher Titus and has toured across North America and Europe with Steve Hofstetter.
Andrew has headlined clubs and colleges across 40 states while featured on NBC, FOX, Bob &Tom and Buzzfeed. His youtube webseries, “Don’t Quit Your Night Job” was featured in the Seattle Times and on KISW’s #1 morning show BJ & MIGS.
SATURDAY March 17th
NICK MARDON BLUES TRIO $10
SHOW #1 5:00-6:30
SHOW #2 7:00-8:30
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.
FRIDAY March 23rd, 7PM
ISLAND JAZZ COLLECTIVE
The Island Jazz Collective 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.
SATURDAY March 24th, 7PM
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 March 30th, 7PM
JOANN QUINTANA $10
This group of accomplished musicians performs original material that includes driving folk-rock, sly and slinky jazz, folk-boogie, acoustic blues and twang. The band draws from acoustic-based Americana, rock, folk, jazz, alt-country and acoustic-blues. They have literate, roots-based song lyrics, combined with catchy melodies and driving, sometimes soaring, rhythms.
SATURDAY March 31st, 7pm
SHERI ROBERTS GREIMES $10
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 and more & a chart topper in the Reverbnation charts for both local and regional artist in Blues! And just last month, Sheri was awarded “Washington Blues Society Best of the Blues 2017 Blues Female Vocalist”!