July  24 · 25 · 26  2015

Historic Downtown Ellensburg, WA

 

 

 


2015  Festival Performers

Alma Villegas y Azucar

Bob Bruya Trio

Brent Edstrom Trio

CWU Monterey Jazz Band

CWU Reunion Jazz Band

Dan Kramlich Grunge Trio

Dmitri Matheny Group

Ellensburg Big Band

Eugenie Jones Jazz Quartet

Hot Minute

Kim Archer Band

Kolke & Ehoff Piano Jam

Little Bill & the Blue Notes

Mark Riley Band

Mel Brown B3 Quartet

Nick Vigarino

Orville Johnson & Grant Dermody

Ranger & the Re-Arrangers

Saul Cline & the Cascadian All-Stars

Sidewalk Stompers

Sophisticated Swing

Stacy Jones Band

Steve Tresler Quintet

The Anointed Brothers

Two Sheds Jackson

West Coast Women's Blues Revue

Wind Power

 



Alma Villegas y Azucar
www.almavillegas.com

 

Alma Villegas, lead vocalist, is originally from Tijuana , Mexico. She began her professional career singing with several of Seattle’s most popular Latin salsa bands. These experiences prompted her to create a band that offered a diverse selection of Latin Music, Alma y Azucar. With her band, Alma y Azucar, Alma masterfully integrates beloved Latin rhythmic styles including Cha Cha, Bossa Nova, Tango, Rumba, Salsa, Samba and more with more contemporary influences, resulting in what she calls Latin music for everyone. Adding to the Azucar of the band, are Samuel Alamillo (percusson), Ricardo Guity (percussion & back-up vocals), Steve Okimoto (bass), Fred Hoadley (keyboard & tres), Lance Lu (percussion) and Steve Motsovoy (trumpet).

 

Alma y Azucar  will perform Latin music for everyone on the  Main Stage at the Rotary Pavilion,  on  Friday, July 24th,  from  9 pm to Midnight.

 



Bob Bruya Trio

 

 

The Bob Bruya Trio is a Next Generation jazz band composed of very talented young jazz musicians who will be making their debut at Jazz in the Valley this year.

 

The Trio’s namesake, Bob Bruya (bass), not only hails from our town of Ellensburg but also shares his passion for jazz music with his father, Chris Bruya, who is director of Jazz Studies at Central Washington University. Bruya currently attends the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Florida and is a member of their prestigious Stamps Jazz Quintet. In high school he received honors such as Principal Bass of the Washington All-State Youth Orchestra and in his senior year was selected for the Grammy Awards Jazz Session Big Band as their bassist. Bob has enjoyed working with artists such as Christian McBride, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and Gonzolo Rubacala while at Frost.

 

Sam Hart (saxophone), is majoring in Instrumental Performance at the Frost School of Music where he is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and a member of the Stamps Jazz Quintet - Class of 2017 which is coached by faculty mentor Chuck Bergeron. During the summer of 2013, Sam toured the northeast and Canada with The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. He was the 2013 finalist for YoungArts and one of seven jazz musicians chosen from out of 10,000 national applicants to participate in performances, master classes and various events in the Miami

 

Marcelo Bourque Perez (drums), is majoring in Instrumental Performance at the Frost School of Music where he is also a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and a member of the Stamps Jazz Quintet - Class of 2017. He studies drum privately with Steve Rucker and John Yarling. Marcelo has received a total of 12 soloist awards from the festivals in which he has participated, including a 2011 Berkeley Mayoral Award for his achievements in performing arts. Most recently he was selected as a finalist for the National Young Arts Foundation in 2013

 

Experience the musical talents of the  Bob Bruya Trio  at the  Rodeo CityBBQ  on  Friday, July 24th  from  8:30 pm - 11:30 pm.

 



Brent Edstrom Trio
BrentEdstrom.com/live/trio

 

The Brent Edstrom Trio is noted for their subtle yet hard-swinging style, and have delighted audiences for over a decade. Noted conductor and jazz historian Gunther Schuller described the trio as "a gift to the community." One listener exclaimed "it's as if they are joined at the hip." Their rapport is evident from the first note as listeners are transfixed by their spontaneous playing style and dynamic range.

 

The members of the trio are top-call musicians who draw on a deep understanding of jazz history and tradition.

 

Brent Edstrom (Jazz pianist), is a composer and arranger with many years of music industry experience He performs frequently as a solo pianist, with his trio, and with jazz bands and symphony orchestras.

 

Eugene Jablonsky (bass), is a gifted educator and performer who has performed with many orchestra. Jablonsky provides the vibrant tone and pulse that drives the Brent Edstrom trio. His sense of humor and quick wit are evident both in his playing and on-stage banter.

 

Rick Westrick (percussion), has performed with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra for over 25 years. In addition to his work with the symphony, Westrick is in demand as a teacher and player. He is passionate about jazz and works frequently with local jazz trios and quartets.

 

The   Brent Edstrom Trio   will perform at the  Clymer Museum  on  Friday, July 24th  from  9 pm to Midnight.

 



CWU Jazz Band One



© 2015 Monterey Jazz Festival / Craig Lovell

 

The 2015 CWU Jazz Band One was chosen as one of six finalists in the College Big Band Division of the Next Generation Jazz Festival (part of the Monterey Jazz Festival) with other schools such as UNLV, University of North Florida and USC. CWU Jazz Band One  WON  the competition, which includes an appearance at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September 2015.

 

JIV is proud to feature this group as the closing performance to the 2015 festival. Don't miss it! Help us celebrate their accomplishment  at the  Rotary Pavilion Main Stage, Sunday, July 26th  at  2:30pm.

 



CWU 2005 - European Reunion Jazz Band

 

2005 Reunion Band

 

This band really put CWU on to the international jazz ‘map’ with performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland) and North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands) in 2005. It’s time to bring these players back to Ellensburg to see what musical directions they have developed in the past decade.

 

The  CWU 2005 - European Reunion Jazz Band  will get the show going at the  Main Stage, Rotary Pavilion  on  Saturday, July 25th  at  10:30 am.

 



Dan Kramlich Grunge Trio
dankramlich.com

 

Pianist Dan Kramlich has established himself as one of Seattle’s most sought after performers, educators, and adjudicators. His style was informed by jazz legends Fred Hersch and Billy Hart, with whom he worked extensively while studying at Western Michigan University.

 

Dan can be heard on many recordings by local musicians, including Steve Treseler’s “Inner Sounds,” the Vern Sielert Dektet’s “From There to Here,” and Bernie Jacob’s “One by One.” He currently performs with his own group, the Dan Kramlich Grunge Trio, as well as the Javatown Swing Orchestra, Gail Pettis, and many others.

 

Dan also maintains a busy teaching studio. He is currently the jazz piano instructor at Pacific Lutheran University and Seattle Pacific University, and teaches privately at Creative Music Adventures in Seattle. This summer, Dan will also be on the faculty of CWU’s Jazz Studies Camp.

 

Enjoy Jazz piano at its best with an encore performance by the  Dan Kramlich Grunge Trio  at  Gallery One  on  Saturday, July 25th  from  8:30 pm - 11:30 pm.

 



Dmitri Matheny Group
dmitrimatheny.com/dmitri-matheny-group

 

DmitriMatheny

 

Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician DMITRI MATHENY has been lauded as “the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione”. First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into "one of the jazz world's most talented horn players" (San Francisco Chronicle), a leading figure on the international jazz scene and one of the most prolific musicians of his generation.

 

Today, Dmitri leads the Dmitri Matheny Group is an all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States. Directed by musician/composer Dmitri Matheny, the DMG has developed an engaging repertoire and a strong international following. The groups signature sound pleases both crowds and critics, balancing fresh, original works with familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and selections from the DMGs 9 critically-acclaimed CDs.

 

Returning for an encore performance at Jazz in the Valley the  Dmitri Matheny Group  will play on the  Main Stage at the Rotary Pavilion  on  Saturday, July 25th  at  5 pm.

 



Ellensburg Communtiy Big Band
ellensburgbigband.com

 

 

Another example of the depth of musical talent that Ellensburg has is the Ellensburg Big Band and its members. The Ellensburg Big Band is a 19 member classic Swing Jazz Band in the tradition of the wonderful dance bands of the 1940’s and 50’s. Featuring favorites from the Glen Miller and Count Basie Bands, they also play a wide variety of jazz standards and modern styles. The musicians represent a real cross section of the Ellensburg community, including college students, music educators, and a colorful bunch of local professionals all of whom treasure the opportunity to make terrific music together. A familiar group with the local swing dance crowd, the band has played dances and concerts at CWU, Seasons Performance Hall in Yakima, Suncadia Resort, The Kittitas County Fair, The Ellensburg summer concert series, and last summer performed in Sanda City Japan to a sold out 1000 seat concert hall.”

 

Swing with the  Ellensburg Big Band  as they play on the  Main Stage – Rotary Pavilion  on Saturday, July 25th  at  6 pm.

 



Eugenie Jones Jazz Quartet
www.eugeniejones.com

 

Jazz in the Valley is pleased to welcome Eugenie Jones, winner of Earshot Jazz NW Recording of the year. Eugenie Jones may be a newcomer to the active music scene, but the divorced mother of two teenage boys, who boasts an MBA and experience as a business consultant, is no newcomer to life. That’s why so many of the self-penned tunes on her debut recording bear the signs of personal authenticity.

 

Jones first appeared on the jazz scene in Seattle WA and her style of singing has been describes as hip, original jazz with a straight ahead feel. She is quoted as saying, “Some people speak of dreaming in color. I’d say I dream in jazz”.

 

Eugenie Jones', ”sometimes funky, sometimes swinging and always straight ahead”, will be at  Fitterer’s Furniture  on  Friday, July 24th  from  8 pm  until  11 pm.

 

 



Hot Minute

 

Hot Minute is a jazz quintet formed in Fall 2013 through the jazz combo program at Central Washington University. The group plays a variety of styles from traditional jazz, to modern jazz, to funk, and everything in between. They push the limit of each other's musical abilities in order to produce a unique sound that always catches the attention of their listeners. Hot Minute started performing mainly at CWU for the quarterly Combo Night. Recently, they have played venues such as the Boxleys jazz club in North Bend, the Cantando Band Festival in Whistler, as well as other venues in the greater Seattle area. The members of the group consist of Skyler Floe, trumpet, Beserat Tafesse, trombone, Taylor Griffin, piano, Austin Hass, drums, and Ryan Donnelly, bass.

 

Catch the sounds of  Hot Minute  at   Fitterer’s Furniture  on  Saturday, July 25th  from  8 pm to 11:00 pm.

 



Kim Archer Band
www.kimarcherband.com

 

Known for her raw, powerhouse performances and personable interaction with her audiences, Kim Archer has attracted a large and loyal following of fans in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. For over a decade this lifelong musician has entertained standing-room-only crowds with her vocally-driven soulful rock and honest songwriting. Whether she’s playing a premier venue with her award-winning band, or an intimate club for a solo show, Archer never disappoints. With guitar in hand she commands the stage playing her own original songs, or conjuring up a whole new vibe on vintage hits so that they sound fresh and wonderfully different.

 

If you enjoy a variety of GOOD MUSIC led by an unforgettable voice and delivered with impressive skill, Kim Archer is an artist you must see and hear. Kim Archer  will perform at the  Elmira  on   Friday, July 24th  from  9pm - Midnight.

 



Kolke & Ehoff Piano Jam
dannykolke.appspot.com

 

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We have a “duel” scheduled for Jazz in the Valley, and since we are a jazz venue, we have Dueling Pianos! Two very accomplished pianists will perform their best to “out – duel” each other and the fallout of this will be music to our ears.

 

Danny Kolke is from the NW known for his aggressive technique and passionate voicings. Kolke grew up in a very musical family and started performing at a young age. In 2009, Kolke along with his wife Robyn started Boxley's, a live music venue in downtown North Bend. The musicians featured at Boxley's consist of mostly regional and local talent. Boxleys has grown to be rated as one of the top Jazz clubs in the world by DownBeat Magazine. You can still find Kolke swinging on the Piano, teaching piano lessons or bussing tables at Boxley's.

 

Clem Ehoff is originally from the East Coast and played with the Clem Ehoff Trio, but now calls the Great NW his home. He is a renowned pianist and composer who enjoys taking standard tunes and spicing them in jazz and Latin idioms. Ehoff’s music is described as “Jazz driven by a pulsating Latin groove and a veritable paella of sound and rhythm”.

 

Kolke-Ehoff Piano Jam  will duel at the  Clymer Museum  on  Saturday, July 25th  from  9 pm  to  midnight.

 



Little Bill & the Blue Notes
www.havemusic.com/littlebill

 

 

Washington music legend "Little Bill" Engelhart and the Blue Notes bring the Blues to Jazz in the Valley once again!  Formed in 1957, the Blue Notes were the first rock 'n' roll band in Tacoma, Washington. They're still going strong more than half a century later, led by Bill's soulful voice and slide guitar mastery. Bill is a 16-time Washington Blues Society BB award winner and is known as Washington’s “Ambassador of Bass Guitar”.   Most recently, Little Bill and the Blue Notes were inducted into the Washington Blues Society Hall of Fame.

 

Englehart’s, band is a powerhouse of Blues, R&B and Soul Music. With his 60 years in show business Bill knows how to put together a multifaceted show and band that is always a crowd pleaser. "Little Bill" on Fender Bass and lead vocals is the very personification of "Soul". The fabulous Dick Powell on keyboards, harmonica and vocals will amaze you with his ability to solo simultaneously on piano & harp. Guitarist Billy Stapleton shows off a wide variety of styles on Lead and Slide guitar, and on drums the rock steady Tom Morgan, Little Bill's drummer since the very beginning.

 

Shake a tail feather with   Little Bill and the Blue Notes    at the   Elmira   Saturday, July 25th  from  9pm 'til Midnight.

 



Mark Riley Band
mkrileymusic.com

 

 

Mark Riley has won numerous music industry awards for his amazing guitar playing and song writing. He has released several successful albums and has played in countless successful groups including The Mark Riley Trio, Snake Oil, Little Bill & The Bluenotes, The Mark Whitman Band and many others. Aside from his mastery of playing music, he also is a master craftsman at building his own line of boutique custom guitars. The acclaimed Louisiana Blues Great Sonny Landreth is one of many notable owners and lovers of Marks signature guitars.

 

 

The  Mark Riley Band  makes their first appearance at Jazz in the Valley at the  Grand Central  on  Friday, July 24th  from  8:30 pm - 11:30pm.

 

 



Mel Brown B3 Quartet
www.louispain.com/the_mel_brown_b_3_organ_group

 

Back by popular demand, Oregon icon in jazz, drummer Mel Brown, has been labeled the "Gentleman of Jazz," with a career spanning over 40 years. In recognition of his contributions to the cultural life of Oregon, Mel received the Governor’s Arts Award in 2002.

 

Brown set out on a quest to become a great drummer in the seventh grade, practicing 19 hours a day, 6 days a week. His professional career began with a stint with Earl Grant. Mel went on to be a staff drummer for the Motown Music Corporation, recording and touring with groups including the Temptations, the Supremes, and Smokey Robinson. He subsequently spent ten years working with Diana Ross, Suzanne Somers, Connie Francis, Pat Boone and others.

 

Mel has received many local awards, and his sextet received first place in the Hennessey Jazz Search in 1989. The City of Portland proclaimed June 22, 1989 Mel Brown Day in recognition of his achievements. When Mel received the Governor’s Arts Award, David Hudson of the Regional Arts & Culture council wrote: "Oregon is widely recognized for its rich jazz scene and the enormous following supporting that genre. Mel Brown is largely responsible for this phenomenon."

 

The  Mel Brown B3 Quartet  brings the best of Portland's jazz sounds to the  Main Stage, Rotary Pavilion  on  Sunday, July 26th  at  2:30 pm

 



Nick Vigarino
gunheadprd.com/northwestentertainment.com/nickvigarino

 

There was no cotton crop to tend to in the grimy rust belt town of Youngstown, Ohio in the 1960’s, but there was grinding, dirty work for some, as human grist in the mills of U.S. and Republic Steels. Into this dismal blue-collar legacy that Nick Vigarino was born.

 

Vigarino had his way out of this existence before he even knew it. Nick fell into possession of a battered guitar, feebly equipped with one string. As fate would have it, he learned to play the guitar in the exact same way as a hundred seminal blues musicians had two generations before him, on a homemade one-string diddley bo. He's been compared to Ry Cooder and Leo Kottke...his style is a fusion of the Chicago and the Delta blues.... hip-hopped up with an amplified acoustic bottleneck, wailing against a VERY funky bump-and-grind rhythm section

 

Impressed with the Northwest’s clean air and unspoiled mountain vistas, Nick drifted to Seattle, where he quickly won respect for his refreshingly original songs. Nick has won many awards and this year The Washington Blues Society awarded him the “Best of Blues Awards for “Best Slide-Blues Guitar” and “Best Solo/Duo Act for 2015.

 

Nick Vigarino  will bring the funk to JIV when he performs at  The Elks Building  on  Saturday, July 25th  from  8:30 pm – 11:30 pm.

 



Orville Johnson & Grant Dermody
www.orvillejohnson.com
www.grantdermody.com

 

Orville Johnson

Orville Johnson was born and raised in the southern Illinois heartland. In St Louis, MO, he was exposed to and participated in a variety of blues, bluegrass and American roots music. Johnson can sing the blues, pick the guitar and dobro and just about anything with strings on it, write you a song and tell you a story and then teach you how to do it, too. Johnson is a hard musician to categorize since he can do it all. He's a singer, player, songwriter, and the top dobro player on the West coast of America and has become a vital figure on the NW music scene in the 30 years he has lived here. He loves every aspect of music and wants to let you know about it!

 

Grant

 

Grant Dermody is a harmonica player, singer, songwriter, and teacher from Seattle, Washington. Described as "an understated harmonica virtuoso and a vocalist of subtlety and warmth" by Don McLeese of No Depression magazine, Grant is a highly versatile musician and a lifelong student of the harmonica and acoustic blues. Beyond the blues, Grant is passionate about old-time music. As a member of The Improbabillies, whose 1998 self-titled CD made a serious splash in the old-time world, Grant brought a unique blues sensibility and an innovative harmonica style to that genre.

 

Sit back and enjoy the blues uniquely played by  Orville Johnson and Grant Dermody  at   Gallery One on   Friday, July 24th    from   8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 



Ranger & the Re-Arrangers
www.rangerswings.com

 

Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their version of Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, and the music of Django Reinhardt

 

The band has won several accolades and awards: FINALIST Independent Music Award (2007 and 2009), Best Song, World Traditional Category WINNER, Global Rhythm Magazine Song Contest, Gypsy Moon (April 2007). Ranger and the Re-Arrangers combines the talents of Ranger Sciacca (violinst), Jeffrey Moose (percussionist), Michael Sciacca - Ranger's father (rhythm guitarist), and Darin Locke(guitar and bass).

 

Gypsy Jazz at its finest will be performed by  Ranger and the Re-Arrangers  at the  Elks Building  on   Friday, July 24th from 8:30 pm  to  11:30 pm.

 



Saul Cline & the Cascadian All-Stars


Saul Cline & the Cascadian All-Stars

 

Making their debut performance at Jazz in the Valley are Saul Cline and the Cascadian All-Stars. The group is described as “hand selected, all natural jazz musicians from the Cascadian bio-region, performing a vintage swing varietal not commonly associated with modern commercial music or large scale success”.

 

Clarinetist and Saxophonist Saul Cline perform early jazz and swing music throughout the Northwest. Although Saul has been fortunate to perform with many nationally known artists, his most rewarding ongoing musical experiences come from his associations with the amazing local musicians in the Seattle area. Saul’s newest project, the Cascadian All-Stars, was selfishly formed simply to play his favorite music with his favorite musicians.

 

Those favorite musicians helping Saul play his favorite music include Californian, Casey MacGill, “ a classic Hollywood character in appearance and style”. Casey plays boogie-woogie, swing and stride piano. He blows a lyrical cornet, and his most unique instrumental voice is a 6-string tenor ukulele. Neil Andersson . started playing guitar in high school and in 1964 joined the famous Northwest rock group the Wailers. He is a member of the Northwest Music Hall of Fame. Rounding out the group is Matt Weiner who can be spotted in Seattle playing bass and singing in the Casey MacGill Trio, as well as with Del Rey, Barton Carroll, Bric-a-Brac Trio, and The Tall Boys. He has performed and recorded many other talented folks including with The Hot Club of Cowtown, The Flying Neutrinos, and Butch Thompson.

 

Saul Cline & the Cascadian All Stars  will be at the  Dakota Café  on  Saturday, July 25th   from  9 pm - Midnight

 



Sidewalk Stompers

 

Sidewalk Stompers Sidewalk Stompers is a traditional jazz band based in Pasco but utilizes musicians from Seattle and Portland. This small New Orleans style acoustic street band usually performs without piano or drums. The band plays early style jazz tunes such as those of the Louis Armstrong, King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton era. For the past 18 years the Sidewalk Stompers have entertained jazz fans at this incredible Jazz-In-The-Valley festival in Ellensburg, WA,. The Sidewalk Stompers' music represents the roots of all of the other jazz heard at this festival and as such they are the reference baseline.  

Entertaining you with their Dixie land jazz are: Karl Walterskirchen (banjo and leader), Rick Holzgrafe (coronet & lead horn player), Jim Buckman (clarinet, alto sax & tenor sax), and Art Horgen (sousaphone).

 

Follow the lively musical sounds of   Dixieland Jazz  on  Friday July 24th  and  Saturday, July 25th   throughout Downtown Ellensburg and on the  Main Stage at the Rotary Pavilion.

 



Sophisticated Swing
sophisticatedswing.us

 

 

Sophisticated Swing has been a cutting-edge dance band in central Washington for nearly 70 years! Now in the 4th generation of young professional musicians, Sophisticated Swing has always performed a library of custom-written dance arrangements heard nowhere else. Among many other star entertainers, Sophisticated Swing backed Bob Hope twice, once in the ‘70s, and again in the ‘80s.

 

From the swing era in the 1940’s straight through to today, Sophisticated Swing plays all the dance styles. Classic swing tunes, Latin, rock, pop, country, they do the perfect mix of everything. From the earliest roots, this band has always looked musically-forward while retaining healthy respect for the original dance tunes too.

 

Exactly like fans spanning the last seven decades, whether just listening or dancing the night away, you will love Sophisticated Swing. Join them at the   Moose Lodge  on Saturday,  July 25th   from  8 pm to 11pm.

 

 



Stacy Jones Band
stacyjonesband.com

 

Returning to Jazz in the Valley is the Stacy Jones Band. Stacy Jones has been continually nominated for “Best of the Blues” Awards in songwriting, performance, harmonica, guitar and winning vocalist of the year. She was the winner of the 2014 & 2010 Washington Blues Society "Female Vocalist of the Year, and her band, was awarded “Best New Blues Band” in 2009 by the Washington Blues Society.

 

The stunning & brilliant Stacy Jones is the lead vocalist for The Stacy Jones Band as well as songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist & harmonica player, Stacy belts out a vocal richness beyond her years & is collaborating with talented professionals that match her ability & showmanship. The Stacy Jones Band is a true collaboration between Stacy Jones (lead vocals/harmonica), Rick Bowen (drums/vocals), Tom Jones (bass) and Kevin Sutton (guitar/vocals) provides the foundation for a strong ensemble sound and the band’s obvious joy of making music together is contagious.

 

The Stacy Jones Band continues to blow fans away with their high-energy, genre bending performances. Amazing vocals, incredible musicianship, outstanding songwriting and powerful, dynamic arrangements – it’s easy to understand why Stacy and her band are captivating the crowds and gathering new fans at each event they perform.

 

The  Stacy Jones Band  will rock your socks off on the  Main Stage / Rotary Pavilion  on  Saturday, July 25th   from  9 pm  until  midnight.

 



Steve Tresler Quintet
stevetres.com

 

 

 

Steve Treseler is a Seattle-based saxophonist, composer, and educator whose music draws from the traditions of classic jazz, impressionism, minimalism, alternative rock, and the avant-garde. Steve’s latest recording Center Song featuring renowned trumpeter Ingrid Jensen was named one of the “Best Albums of 2014” by DownBeat magazine. In his four-star review, Jon Garelick calls the album “a diverse group of beautifully crafted ensemble pieces—whether free, through-composed, or somewhere in between.” Steve has shared the stage with jazz greats Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Dave Douglas, Bob Brookmeyer, Mike Stern, Jaime Cullum, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Darcy James Argue. His original music has been featured nationally on NPR and Jazz After Hours.

 

Growing up in Edmonds, WA, Treseler began playing the clarinet in school band at age ten and picked up tenor saxophone in middle school. He got serious about playing jazz in high school, and he immersed himself in the classic recordings of Lester Young, Clifford Brown, John Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk. He began to compose original music and joined a youth New Orleans jazz band that performed in festivals up and down the west coast. Steve continued his education on scholarship at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he studied with jazz legends Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Brookmeyer, George Garzone and Steve Lacy. He graduated with distinction in performance and was named “Outstanding Soloist” in the college division by DownBeat magazine.

 

The  Steve Treseler Quintet  will perform at the  Dakota Café  on  Friday, July 24th  from  9 pm – midnight.

 



The Anointed Brothers

 

 

Keeping the tradition of listening to Gospel music on Sunday at JIV, are The Anointed Brothers. In 1997, Pastor Nathaniel Greene Sr of the Greater Revival Church of God in Christ in Seattle, asked a few talented male singers to start a gospel group. That group evolved into what is now the “The Anointed Brothers”.

 

Members of the group include Clifford Dumas (vocals/guitar); Larry Looney (bass guitar); Rev Linton Weems Sr, (vocals/keyboard); Stanley Friendship (drums); plus, Jeremiah Beckwith Jr and Willie McClarron Jr (vocals).

 

The Anointed Brothers will perform  on the  Main Stage at the Rotary Pavilion,  on  Sunday, July 26th  at  10:30 am.

 

 



Two Sheds Jackson
www.twoshedsjackson.net

 

Two Sheds Jackson

This is a band that you will not want to miss. Returning to Jazz In The Valley for our second visit, Two Sheds Jackson is sure to have you on your feet wanting more. If you haven’t seen or heard this band, be among the first to come out and spread the word. After one night of listening to their “Jacksonized” arrangements of familiar and sometimes forgotten Rock, Blues and R&B tunes you’ll become a bonafide ShedHead! The group is comprised of seasoned musicians who have recorded for major record labels such as Mercury, Epic and Atlantic Records, and who have most recently thrown their collective talents into TSJ. A list of who they’ve played with and where they’ve been might catch your attention, but really, you just have to show up one night to know that for Two Sheds it’s their passion to play for you!

    Steve Boyce – Quintessential Bass player has performed for 3 decades with many groups of note, exploring his musical interests. He is also on Vocals and a master of Subterranean Cranial Stimulation.

     

    Rick Bourgoin’s drumming style allows any group to lock into a groove that is infectious. He also specializes in providing Good Vibes and World Clock Synchronization

     

    Charlie Morgan - Guitar, Vocals and Off Planet Harmonic Intermodulation . A little bit of insider information about Charlie Morgan. He graduated from Ellensburg High School and his first band in high school was called “Otis and the Savages.”

     

    Danny Hoefer - Guitar and Precision Synaptic Muscular Choreography Danny is an icon in Seattle and he brings the best of Northwest Music, soul, blues and funk to the stage with every lick.

Coming to Jazz In The Valley --- it’s  Two Sheds Jackson  at   Grand Central  on  Saturday, July 25th   from     8 pm   to  11:00 pm.

 



West Coast Women's Blues Revue
www.westcoastwomensblues.com

 

West CoastWomen's Blues Revue

Established in 2010, The West Coast Women's Blues Revue has entertained at Festivals, Wineries, Night Clubs, Fundraisers, Private Parties and Community Events - bringing a talent filled Showcase to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. With a high energy backing band supporting, the fans are treated to a taste of multiple talented front women and a variety of original and covers tunes tinged with blues, funk, rock and soul!

 

Produced and lead by Teri Anne Wilson, The West Coast Women's Blues Revue offers a revolving cast of very talented female performers from The West Coast! The rotating lineup often includes Washington Blues Society Hall of Fame artist Patti Allen, a real force of nature who has recorded with Duke Ellington and the late B.B King. Multi-instrumentalist and two time WBS female vocalist of the year, Stacy Jones adds youthful spice to the set alongside Hohner Harmonica USA artist, Lynn Ann Hyde, who’s irreverent wit is legendary and soul gospel singer Lady A brings down the house everywhere she appears with her powerhouse soulful funky blues. Josephine Howell, Alice Stuart, Vicki Stevens, Lisa Mann and Polly O’Keary are also among the performers who have joined the troop, alternating leading their powerhouse five piece band.

 

The  West Coast Blues Women’s Revue  lays down the groove at the  Main Stage, Rotary Pavilion  on  Saturday, July 25th   at  12 pm.

 



Wind Power


 

Vocalists

Wind Power, directed by Norm Wallen, is a 15-piece dance band with 4 saxophones, 6 brass, a rhythm section, and featuring two vocalists, Aryn Chatterton and Billy Buhl.

 

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All the Wind Power musicians have college degrees in music with astonishing resumes of high-profile performances industry-wide. Many are music teachers, leading their students through example. Wind Power performs musical arrangements custom-written for the band. You’ll hear this music nowhere else.

 

There's something for everybody, from the newest songs on the pop and country charts, Latin, and rock ballroom classics, all the way back to big band swing hits from the ‘30s. Whether you're kicking back and listening, or kicking up your heels on the dance floor, you'll love the broad spectrum of entertaining vocal and instrumental dance music performed by some of the finest professional musicians in central Washington.

 

If dancing is your passion, then you won't want to miss  Wind Power  at the  Moose Lodge  on  Saturday, July 25th   from    8:00 p.m.  to  11:00 p.m.