Three days of jazz appreciation — including listening, learning and playing — start Friday (May 24) to launch this year’s Jazz in the Methow weekend presented by Cascadia Music. The Westerlies, a popular Seattle-based horn ensemble that has a Methow Valley following, will headline the weekend on Sunday (May 26). Also appearing will be the Jacob Zimmerman Jazz Swing […]
Jazz-filled weekend features the Westerlies and local performers
Several opportunities to hear jazz — and to burnish your improv skills and try them out at an open mic — are on tap over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The performances include George Schneider’s Methow JazzStars — an ensemble of local talents on flute, piano, sax, …
Cascadia presents Jazz in the Methow
Two gifted singers with local roots — Laura Love and Nancy Zahn — combine their talents on Saturday (Nov. 5) for an evening of jazz.
“These two outstanding vocalists performing together is like the perfect pairing of a fine wine with …
Swenson plays body as instrument in ‘Human Jazz’
By Laurelle Walsh
Combine mime with dance, vocals and improvisation; mix in elements of shamanism, shape-shifting and play, and you begin to get the picture of …
Methow Valley Jazz Choir to present swingin’ tunes in three April concerts
By Laurelle Walsh
Under the direction of an ambitious Liberty Bell High School senior, the new 12-member Methow Valley Jazz Choir will present a program of music from the big band and jazz eras in three concerts: April 8 at Methow Valley United Methodist Church, April 12 in the Liberty Bell High School Commons and April 19 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp.
Winter jazz highlights guitar, piano and trumpet
This year’s final winter jazz concert at The Merc Playhouse showcases local and regional musicians on piano, trumpet, bass, drums and guitar. The first set in the Friday show (March 28) features the Hunt/Westendorf Quartet. Guitarist Terry Hunt will play music from some of his favorite guitarists, including gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and jazz […]
Arts briefs: March 19, 2014
This week: Students’ artwork on display in Wenatchee, Jazz choir concerts coming in April, OVOC spring concert on Sunday in Omak, it’s time to Start talkin’ trash about the Confluence’s fashion show, and Cascadia awards student scholarships to local young musicians.
Arts briefs: Feb. 19, 2014
Jazz all over
Winter Film Fest
Gettin’ wiggy with it
Seven Year Itch
Arts briefs: Jan. 15, 2014
Jazz, etc., at Twisp River Pub Jazz and ventures into other genres such as blues and rock will be featured Sunday (Jan. 19) at the Twisp River Pub, where Rendezvous #9, the Pipestone Jazz Ensemble, Wayne Mendro, Bob Hougham, Terry Hunt and Emele Clothier will perform. The free show begins at 6 p.m. For more […]