Winter Entertainment

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          

AMIGOS NOBLES

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

Levi Burkle (pronounce Berk’lee) is a local Whidbey Island singer/songwriter.  He plays all original acoustic jazz, folk, rock and country music.  As a musician he has recorded and produced a number of albums and has had songs featured in film.  His most recent works include KrashZen, 3 Cent Stamp and the Maze album.  Among these he has also released a number of singles that have been released online and videos on his youtube channel.  Levi also teaches music at Whidbey Island Music Instruction (aka WIMI) in Langley.  If you’d like to hear some of his music or find more information about the artist, check out his website at http://www.leviburkle.com .
For this show, Levi will be armed only with his acoustic guitar, harmonica and powerful crooner vocals.  James Hinkley will be joining him on a number of songs as a special guest.  Don’t miss this one folks!

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     

THE SECRETS

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     

BAHIA  $10

Bahia is uplifting, rythmic, and classy, offering a perfect cure for the mid-winter blues.  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.


SATURDAY February 10th, 7PM          

TRIO NOUVEAU VALENTINES


FRIDAY February 16th, 7PM     

TBD


SATURDAY February 17th, 7PM          

CHORO LOCO  $10

Choroloco is a Seattle based acoustic trio specializing in ‘choro’, a highly melodic and rhythmic instrumental form of Brazilian popular music. Choro has roots in early 1900s Rio de Janeiro and is currently having a resurgence inside and outside of Brazil. Mixing the melodic forms of European music with Afro-Brazilian rhythms, it’s syncopated and energetic. On traditional Brazilian instruments (7-string guitar, bandolim, cavaquinho, and pandeiro) and the vibraphone they play choros old and new, from the classics of the choro repertoire to modern compositions and originals.

Stuart Zobel is a guitarist, composer, and teacher whose emphasis is in Latin American music and creating music for the screen and stage.  He has composed and directed music for circus, vaudeville, stage plays, and movies. He is the former leader of the Fremont Philharmonic and was the music director for the Fremont Players.

Brandi Ledferd has been playing percussion in the Seattle area for over 20 years. Brandi has performed in groups including Northwest Symphony, Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, Gamelan Northwest, Fremont Philharmonic, and Pacific Northwest Film Scoring.

Multi-instrumentalist/percussionist Naoyuki Sawada is the newest member of Choroloco since 2013. He is a native of Japan and moved to NYC in his early 20s where he studied Brazilian music. He toured with a NY-based Afro-Brazilian dance company “Roots of Brazil” as a percussionist for 3 seasons before moving to Seattle.  Currently he is also collaborating with a Capoeira master Edna Lima for her solo CD project.


FRIDAY February 23rd, 7PM     

O.D. ‘SCOOTER’ SCUDDER

O.D. Scudder has been playing guitar since 1953. He has backed up Bobby Darin and Gene Vincent, and has toured Asia and many states. Country, country rock, standards, originals and more. Has played in the Northwest with several bands such as THE ROCK CANYON BAND, DELTA RAIN, LAST RESORT, and FORGIVEN.  A gifted performer and storyteller who is able to remove the wall between performer and audience.


SATURDAY February 24th, 7PM          

ANDRE FERIANTE  $15


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     

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 March 16th, 7PM     

COMEDY NIGHT (performers TBA)


SATURDAY March 17th     

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 March 24th     

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”!