This unique multi-instrumentalist plays over 40 woodwind instruments, and specializes in the complete saxophone family, from the rare piccolo sax to the 6-foot-tall contrabass sax. In addition to performing as a soloist, Jay's eclectic selection of small ensembles are available to provide classical, ragtime, Renaissance music, and more for weddings, private parties and corporate events.
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!
Solo Guitar and Ensembles Create a memorable occasion with exceptional solo guitar music or an ensemble featuring Glenn Lestz. Choose music to suit your taste, including classical, jazz, blues, rock, folk, pop, and ethnic, to ensure a truly wonderful event.
Maia Santell and House Blend perform a danceable mix of Swing, Blues, Rock, Ballroom, Big Band, Latin, R&B, Motown, Nostalgia and Jazz Standards.
Directed by Janet Stecher, an experienced vocal performer and recording artist (in the duo Rebel Voices), the chorus is a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic and social justice, and the fundamental right of all workers to organize as a means of securing a living wage. Formed in 1997, the Seattle Labor Chorus sings for local unions, fundraising events and rallies; on picket lines, and in concert halls.
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!
South Sound Strings serves the Tacoma and Kitsap Peninsula with exceptional quality wedding and party music. The standard ensemble is string trio, two violins (Mary Manning and Gwen Taylor) and cello (Margaret Thordill). South Sound Strings also offers duos and quartets. See thier website for more information and to hear musical selections.
After graduating from the Guitar Institute of Technology, in 1981, I moved to the Seattle area. Since then, I've been playing in local bands, drawing on many different styles such as rock, pop, jazz, latin, country, and even Hawaiian. I also began teaching guitar, which I continue to do. Beginning in the 1990's I began to play as solo instrumentalist, adding classical music to my repertoire. I love performing music in many styles and for all types of occasions.
Rich Wetzel's Groovin Higher Orchestra - A Jazz, Rock, Latin & Funk Big Band Rich and his Groovin Higher Orchestra, not your granddaddy's big band! This is a modern variety of jazz, rock and roll, Latin and funk, an ideal show for clubs, casinos, trade shows, concerts, or your special event. Their show ranges from a total show covering hits from Maynard Ferguson, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, to James Brown, Chuck Berry, Tower of Power, Michael Buble, an incredible mix or instrumentals featuring the band and Rich Wetzel and the amazing singers, vocalists he always has on his amazing band. If you want something different, with a great mix and variety - putting on a total show in the Vegas style, a variety high energy show, this is the band to hire.
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: