Ashby studied at Fresno State for several years before obtaining his baccalaureate at University of Pacific in Applied Music on both- the clarinet and the saxophone. Having studied with such renowned artists as Don DaGradi and Stan Getz, Andrus also studied audio engineering while at UOP and later on at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. Little did he know that later on - he would run into Mark Lewis, who (also studied and played with Getz) was in Holland the same time Andrus was. Andrus was featured on Mark Lewis Christmas Album of last year, “Angels We Have Heard on High Street” on two tracks, and with Mark’s help just completed his debut CD, entitled “Clarinet”.
Enhance your gathering with the elegant sounds of jazz, played by Seattle's finest musicians. Pianist Bill Anschell was voted "Northwest Jazz Instrumentalist the Year" in 2005 and 2010 by the Seattle jazz community, and his trio was voted "Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year." He'll put together an ensemble to suit your needs, adding any configuration of bass, drums, sax, guitar, trumpet, and/or vocals. Anschell has a huge repertoire of standards from the American songbook, and also plays compositions by the great jazz composers. Free demo CD available on request.
Peter is an experienced and dynamic player who performs as a solo or with various small groups. He has studied with Joe Pass among others and finds great joy in sharing his passion for improvised music with anyone who cares to listen. Along with Jazz he is equally at home playing Latin, Brazilian and Classical guitar. A sought after instructor, he also keeps a private teaching studio on the east side.
Making his Home in Port Orchard Washington, A small hamlet about an hour from Seattle, Dick Coolen has performed throughout the Northwest area in such venues as the Sorrento Hotel, Edgewater, Four Seasons, Meany Hotel, Red Lyon, Marriot, Top of the Town, Grovner House, Westin Hotel, and El Gaucho’s in Tacoma. To See a video and listen to the music go to his website.
Composer and trumpeter David George received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music (1980) with honors from Cornish College of the Arts where his instructors included Gary Peacock, Jim Knapp, Butch Nordal, Art Lande, and Julian Priester. He was also trumpeter/arranger with the Frank Grasso Big Band and Charles Green’s “Trumpetissimo” while based in Amsterdam. He worked with Dee Daniels, Sal Nistico, Toots Thielemans, and Phil Wilson. George has performed throughout Europe including: the Philip Morris, Heineken, and Camel Jazz Festivals, and also performed at The Concertgebouw and Odeon theaters in Amsterdam. George relocated to Tokyo from 1996 to 2000, where he was trumpet instructor at the Iida Jazz School. He also served as musical arranger and trumpeter for the Jimmie Smith 5tet.
Looking for WARM-WEATHER music? Ed Hartman performs music from around the WORLD on a 7 1/2 foot long Honduras Rosewood Marimba! Using live percussion and electronics, Ed creates a ONE-MAN-BAND featuring Caribbean Calypso, African Marimba, Brazilian Sambas, Mexican and Spanish Tangos, and Swing Jazz styles. This is great music for Corporate Events, Retail Promotions, Backyard Theme Parties, Birthday Parties, and Wedding Receptions.
Charles offers several performance acts, (to suit your individual style and budget requirements), that include: Solo, Duet, and Full ensembles.
Local band leader/bassist Pete Leinonen has six bands that range from Swing, Big Band, modern Jazz, Latin, and Hawaiian, to a true Mardi Gras Dixieland Brass band!
Casey MacGill's Blue 4 Trio performs music that swings. Nat "King" Cole Trio meets the Mills Brothers. Fats Waller meets Fats Domino. Slim Galliard meets Fred Astaire. It is music of many decades and no decade in particular, all happening at the same time, woven into a seamless, beautiful whole. At the core of this group's sound are the band's sometimes sweet, sometimes rough-hewn three-part harmony vocals and a piano-ukulele-bass-and-drums rhythm section that swings in a variety of textures. Weekly Seattle gigs at landmark music venues The Pink Door, Salty's on Alki, and Tutta Bella have allowed them to hone their sound.
Jazz trumpet artist Chad McCullough has done several international tours, and performed with many of the great names in jazz today.
Will Your Party Be The One Everybody Raves About For Years To Come? Bandleader to the stars Bobby Medina Guarantees it... Just ask Christie Brinkley! Featuring the greatest hits of our time, this band provides high visual impact, a stunning level of musical mastery and an almost psychic ability to read any crowd. Having performed for over 1500 memorable NW events, these guys are so confident about delivering what you're looking for that they guarantee it.
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Bren Plummer is a double bassist and composer from Seattle, Washington. Known as an insightful interpreter of both jazz and classical music, Plummer is a member of two professional orchestras in Washington state and a regular contributor to jazz venues and night clubs all around Seattle. With access to some of the best musicians in the Seattle area, Bren can always assemble a great jazz group for any event or occasion. Solo, Duos, Trios and larger ensembles available.
Plays jazz of the '20s & '30s! Organized by trombonist, Marc Smason, the band is a salute to, and extension of, the polyphonic hot jazz styles of New Orleans, Chicago and New York. The repertoire ranges from Louis Armstong to Charles Mingus and includes some original material as well.
Singer/Songwriter Ryan Smith’s music has been featured in "Hip Hoods" on KSTW Channel 11, in "Northwest Spaces" on KIRO Channel 7, and other documentaries on KCTS Channel 9. He fuses styles of Blues, R&B, jazz, gospel and folk into his own style for a dynamic performance!
After 12 years in New York City, trumpeter Bruce Staelens has brought his vast musical talents to the Pacific Northwest. He is veteran of more than two dozen Broadway shows, has played in some of the finest big bands in the country, and has performed with numerous jazz legends. His jazz ensembles range from trio to 18 piece big band with vocalist, and have performed in various settings around the world, including many major jazz festivals.
Solo piano and jazz groups available for weddings and parties.
Doug and his groups have a very wide variety of styles and songs in their repertoire. Suitable for background and dancing, Doug covers material from the the Dixieland era to present. For more information please go to: