OTT & HUNTER PRESENTS THE BEST LOCAL PERFORMERS & GREAT MUSICAL TALENT FROM AROUND THE NORTHWEST
DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, RESERVATIONS are always RECOMMENDED! 360-221-7131
FRIDAY January 24th, 7pm
Bahia is uplifting, rhythmic and classy, offering the perfect way to get shed the winter chill and get your groove goin’. 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.
Featuring some of the finest local talent, Bahia is Dale Fuentes (flute), Scott Small (drums), Gary Way (keyboards), Greg Beck (guitar), Roger Bennett (percussion) and Richard Hughes (bass).
Join us for the evening with our fine wines, the superb views and the energetic, rhythmic sounds of Bahia!
SATURDAY January 25th, 7pm
BEVERLY GRAHAM TRIO
We are happy to announce that Beverly Graham, Ken Wright and Joe Carolus are teaming up together again on the Ott & Hunter Stage. This group have been performing together since 1985, from Seattle’s Night Club Scene, Festivals, the Best of the Northwest, Bumbershoot, Folk Life, Performing Arts Centers, Casinos, in large Seattle Concert Halls, and recording studios; individually they are pretty fab…Together they will knock your socks off!
A superb songwriter, Whidbey’s own Beverly Graham excels with powerful vocals, bright guitar accompaniment, and wonderful storytelling interludes. Beverly has a way of changing you for the moment, encouraging involvement, as she creates magic both on and off of the stage. As an advocate for the homeless and working poor and a voice for those who are seldom heard, Beverly has used her talent, her music and her enormous love for life to encourage proactive involvement in our community, the world.
Seattle based, singer/piano player Joe Carolus is well-known for engaging his audience with great original music as well as compelling cover versions of your favorite rock songs. With his wit, humor, and charm he is more than a musician, Joe Carolus is one of the finest entertainers around. Whether it’s full-on rock, or a ballad, Joe is alive with the heart and soul of each moment as he performs. He was born into music. But it’s his unquenchable desire to continually grow, discover, create and deliver great entertainment that makes this musician an artist.
Join us for 2 hours of superb music from this exceptional trio, and enjoy our award-winning wines, a savory bite or two, and the fabulous views.
FRIDAY January 31st, 7pm
ISLAND JAZZ COLLECTIVE $8
Long time local favorites, the Island Jazz Collective return to the Ott & Hunter stage with some jazz to warm the winter chill away. The Island Jazz Collective plays selections from the 20th century jazz songbook, including swing, blues, ballads, and bossas.
This show will feature Dr. Bob Wagner on keys, Don Wodjenski on sax, Mark Strohschein on electric Guitar, Ken Bloomquist on drums and Dale Stirling on bass.
Join us in our intimate cabaret room for an entertaining evening of toe tappin’, finger snappin’, knee slappin’ music!
SATURDAY February 1st, 5pm & 7pm
NICK MARDON TRIO $15
Up-close and personal in a unique setting unlike any other, experience the energy and technical prowess of sell-out favorite Nick Mardon Trio, as this powerhouse band takes to the Ott & Hunter stage!
The Nick Mardon Trio blends the sound of electric blues with pop, jazz, funk, rock and more styles throughout their eclectic show. Nick Mardon fronts the band with melodic vocals and a distinguished guitar sound. The rhythm section features Adin Pennington on electric bass and backup vocals and Andy Emery on drums and percussion. Adin and Andy have been playing together since their first garage band and they enforce a driving groove developed with years of experience in the local and touring rock scene.
The members of the trio have played with Melissa Etheridge, Marcy Playground, Robert Glasper, Ayron Jones, and many notable local and national acts. The Nick Mardon Trio has played at the Everett Historic Theatre, Highway 99 Blues Club, Marymoor Park, Central Saloon, and many bars, wineries, and private events. Their high energy performances keep audiences on their toes as the trio performs their unforgettable originals and inventive versions of the best songs of the 60’s to present day, including the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, John Mayer, and other iconic artists.
The Trio’s new CD “Waiting for the Rain” will be available for purchase as well as two new T shirt designs.
For this engagement we will present two shows: 5 & 7pm. Cover charge is $15 for one show or $25 for both. These shows regularly sell out so call to reserve today!
FRIDAY February 7th, 7pm
STEVE TREMBLEY $10
Local guitar whiz Steve Trembley is back to the Ott & Hunter stage with a special program showcasing his formidable talents.
Steve will improvise his way through a variety of musical styles: blues, rock, jazz and more, playing tunes familiar and perhaps the unfamiliar to tantalize your ears.
Plan to arrive a little early to settle in with a glass of our award winning wines, a savory small plate and the sublime music of Steve Trembley.
SATURDAY February 8th, 7pm
Since being formed in 2018 Bluesette has established itself as one of the premier jazz combos on Whidbey Island. The group combines the backgrounds of outstanding musicians with extensive experience as music performers and educators.
Leading the ensemble is Bruce Gallagher, a career music educator, director and conductor with a vast performance resume including sharing the stage with the Mills Brothers and Kay Starr as the lead tenor saxophone player in the Harry James Tribute Band.
Among other endeavors Bruce was also selected as the top combo tenor player and lead tenor player in the festival big band featuring Rob McConnell of Toronto’s Boss Brass at the Bud Shank Jazz Festival in Port Townsend.
Having the most playing experience in Bluesette, Gary Wittlich (piano) is a former professor of music theory at Indiana University and adds his enlightened expertise to the group.
Keegan Harshman is a well known quantity in the world of music and will join Bluesette on upright bass in 2020. Frequently called upon to perform with the best jazz talent, Keegan adds a strong element to the group.
Focusing on the jazz styles of swing, blues and bossa nova, Bluesette provides a stunning variety of musical compositions in an inspiring format. You’ll enjoy listening and bopping along to a superb group!
FRIDAY February 14th, 7pm
VALENTINES DAY WITH ANDRE FERIANTE & DESEO CARMEN $20
Spend a hot Latin night, this Valentines Day, with Andre Feriante and Deseo Carmin in our cozy and intimate cabaret room. Flamenco Guitar! Flamenco Dance! Flamenco Hearts!
Stella Rossi better known as Deseo Carmin, is a professional dancer, singer/songwriter, guitarist and percussionist. Originally from Asuncion, Paraguay, she started her artistic career at the young age of 3. She studied at one of the most prestigious Art and Dance Schools in Paraguay were she graduated with a Teaching Degree.
At the age of 15 she was chosen to join the National Ballet Folklorico Municipal of Asuncion, Paraguay and became principal dancer. With this Ballet Company she represented her country as an ambassador of the Paraguayan culture in several International Festivals around the world. She initiated her professional singing career as a soprano with the choral group “ Marandu” in Asuncion, developing then through the years as a singer and guitarist with several bands throughout the US as well as in Europe.
She currently performs with her band DESEO CARMIN and several other musical emsembles around the Pacific Northwest including the Northwest’s favorite latin jazz band “Coco Loco”. Stella Rossi is a recipient of several musical and dance awards and nominations, not only from her native country but also the U.S.
Stella is a strong advocate of social issues related to woman’s rights. This is predominate in the songs she sings and composes. She continues to promote her culture and love of Paraguayan arts throughout her performances.
Award-winning, Segovia-trained guitarist and composer Andre Feriante has been sharing the gift of music with audiences around the word for 30 years. Beginning with his first concert in Rome in 1979, he has introduced a sensual and contemporary sound to an otherwise traditional genre. His creative blend of classical, flamenco and Brazilian styles speaks to people from all walks of life. Andre’s journey began in Italy, where he was born. At age 13, he heard the flamenco guitar and his life changed for ever.
By the age of 21, Feriante had studied with the great Maestro Andres Segovia in Spain, played concerts in Europe and North and South America, and was part of the music faculty at two colleges. Feriante’s long career has taken him to hundreds of stages, including Seattle’s Benaroya Hall and The Triple Door.
Andre’s world view is one of hope, love, and empathy. He hopes the passionate and reflective qualities in his songs will bring listeners inward to discover the similarities among humans, creating more peace and joy in our world.
SATURDAY February 15th, 7pm
DMITRI MATHENY DUO $10
Always a favorite at Ott & Hunter’s intimate cabaret room, we welcome the return of Dmitri Matheny and Milo Petersen. For lovers of jazz and those who want to experience world-class musicians, this is one show you won’t want to miss!
Acclaimed for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American flugelhornist Dmitri Mathey has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). An honors graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal international following, touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, traveling to 19 countries. With over 100 recordings to his credit, Dmitri Matheny has released 11 albums as a leader. His latest is Jazz Noir, a fresh spin on crime jazz, film noir movie themes and timeless classics. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.”
Milo Petersen has been active in the Pacific Northwest jazz community since the late 70’s after studying at Western Washington University. In addition to playing with the wide array of amazing musicians in Seattle he has performed with some of the world’s finest including: Gary Steele, Ron Eschete, Julian Priester, Joe Sample, Ernestine Anderson, Herb Ellis, Nancy King, Cedar Walton, Mose Allison, Larry Coryell, Chip Jackson, Eliot Zigmund, Billy Hart and Phil Markowitz. Milo also had the great fortune, thanks to saxophonist/composer Steve Griggs, of recording 2 CDs with master drummer Elvin Jones (Jones for Elvin vols.1 & 2 – Hip City Music). He has appeared on The Bob Hope Show, The Eartha Kitt show, the Broadway shows Ain’t Misbehavin, Five Guy’s Named Moe, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and performed with pop vocal groups The Coasters, The Drifters and The 5th Dimension.
With their immense talent combined, this duo presents an evening of jazz, blues, bossa nova, & beyond!
FRIDAY February 21st, 7pm
SATURDAY February 22nd, 7pm
GREG BECK QUARTET $7
This fabulous quartet is led by Greg Beck, who is accompanied by Scott Small on drums, Gary Way on piano, and Richard Hughes on Bass. These musicians are a shining example of Whidbey’s world-class local music scene.
Greg started playing guitar in his early teens and went on to study music and theory at the Cornish School of Music in Seattle. In the music community, he is known as a well-rounded, highly 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, he is a member of the swing jazz ensemble, Trio Nouveau, and lead guitarist for the Latin Band, Bahia.
FRIDAY February 28th, 7pm
THE MUSE AND EYE $12
SATURDAY February 29th, 7pm
SHERI & DA BOYZ $10