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
100% of the admission cost goes directly to the performers!
FRIDAY February 14th, 7pm
VALENTINES DAY WITH ANDRE FERIANTE & DESEO CARMIN $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!
Give your Valentines Day some special sizzle with sensual desserts from Seabiscuit bakery, our special Ott & Hunter Sangria and of course, Theo’s Chocolates and our Award-Winning wines!
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!
For this Valentines Day weekend, we are featuring sensual desserts from Seabiscuit bakery, our special Ott & Hunter Sangria and of course, Theo’s Chocolates and our award winning wines!
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
TRIO NOUVEAU QUARTET $12
The Trio Nouveau Quartet returns to the Ott & Hunter stage for an evening of tasty jazz.
Keith Bowers, featuring his lyrical and romantic touch on the Archtop guitar with bassist Kristi O’Donnell, saxophonist Michael Paul-Gurule and percussionist Roger Bennett, create an ambiance that surrounds you with creative improvisation of the classic jazz tunes.
Here’s what people have to say:
“Glad I’m at this party!”
“Smooth & yummy!”
“Music for body and soul.”
“Some of Whidbey’s finest musicians.”
Join our party of swing, love and a bit of the blues.
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.
SUNDAY February 23rd, 7pm
JOSEPHINE COUNTY $15
Josephine County combines the talents of four powerful traditional musicians into one exceptional musical experience ranging from the United States to Ireland and back. Award-winning fiddler and singer Erica Brown dedicated herself to traditional music at a very young age. Classical, French Canadian, Bluegrass, Country, and much more can be found in her wide-range of musical expertise. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Shipman’s love of traditional music is apparent in his mastery of Bluegrass, Country, and Irish styles of playing. His detailed and thoughtful guitar, mandolin, and banjo playing captivate and delight audiences nationwide. Irish flute player and singer Hanz Araki is known worldwide for his command of traditional music. Those sensibilities, both inspired and disciplined, have made him a household name from the UK to Japan. Among the finest interpreters of traditional songs of her generation, singer Colleen Raney brings warmth and authenticity to music from Ireland, Appalachia, Scotland, and beyond. Colleen’s bodhrán playing is both driving and nuanced as it weaves between melody and rhythm.
Josephine County has recently released its first album, titled East to the West, which features gorgeous four part harmonies, dynamic instrumentals, and a strong commitment to the traditions that brought them together from each of their disciplines. “Brilliant album, it’s like a band decided to make a mix tape for me of all my favourite types of folk music. A lovely journey across the bumpy musical road of America-na.” – Máirtín de Cógáin, traditional Irish musician, storyteller, and actor.
FRIDAY February 28th, 7pm
THE MUSE AND EYE $12
The Muse & Eye is Sarah Dial Primrose and Russell Clepper, one of Whidbey Island’s favorite music duos. They have entertained audiences around the country as well as locally for more than 10 years, offering their unique brand of folk country/Americana music (“Acoustic flatland folk and vague country”). With a repertoire consisting mostly of Russell‘s distinctive original songs, the duo has earned a reputation for fine harmony, soulful singing and engaging storytelling.
Arrive a little early to settle in with a glass of our award-winning wines, a savory plate and enjoy a couple of hours with The Muse & Eye.
SATURDAY February 29th, 7pm
SHERI & DA BOYZ $10
Award winning Sheri Roberts-Greimes (Best Blues Female Vocalist 3 years in a row–Washington Blues Society) returns by popular demand and is once again bringing along Da Boyz (Marc Lagen guitar and Mitch Pumpian harmonica), for two hours of rollicking, soulful-blues, laughter and fun!
Known as a soulful singer and powerhouse vocalist, Sheri Roberts Greimes has quickly become a favorite in the Northwest. With a history that includes amazing musical events such as: second place in the Wrangler Country Showdown at the Grande Ole Opry, where she took home $25,000 and a Dodge Ram Van, an opening performer in Las Vegas at The Flamingo, Golden Nugget, Las Vegas World, The Aladdin, plus, a chart topper in the Reverbnation charts for both local and regional artist in Blues! And, if that wasn’t enough, in 2017, 2018, 2019 Sheri was awarded “Washington Blues Society Best of the Blues: Blues Female Vocalist”!!!
Show time is 7:00 p.m. Arrive a bit early to settle in, order your favorite wine & hors d’ouvrés or weekend specials, and enjoy an evening of music and fun with Sheri & Da Boyz!
THURSDAY March 5th, 7pm
Contemporary folk – The line between traditionals and originals
Rona is a duo made up by Timothy Hull from the west coast of the US and Amsterdam based
Margot Merah. They bring a lovely mix of traditional and new folk songs, intricate harmonies
and strong but tender guitar lines.
Margot and Timothy met even before they’d actually met. Timothy’s songs traveled across the
Atlantic making it to an Irish session in Amsterdam, where Margot first heard them. And
Margot’s album Daughters, with her duo The Lasses, came into Timothy’s house via their mutual
friend Kathryn Claire. So when the two songwriters stood face to face for the first time on
Whidbey Island in the spring of 2015, introductions were hardly necessary.
Both Timothy and Margot have a love for folk music, for songs that tell a story, for old as well
as modern folk. As a duo they bring a variety of old songs and new ones, covers and originals,
up tempo and ballads. Their voices blend beautifully and with their guitar lines intertwining
Margot and Timothy make you forget yourself in their music. Strong but subtle guitar playing,
heartfelt vocals, sometimes embellished with harmonica and shrutibox make for an atmospheric
FRIDAY March 6th, 7pm
SATURDAY March 7th, 7pm
FRIDAY March 13th, 7pm
SATURDAY March 14th, 7pm
ANDRE FERIANTE & JEFF FIELDER
SUNDAY March 15th, 4pm
TUESDAY March 17th
ST. PATRICKS DAY BASH
FRIDAY March 20th, 7pm
HOT CLUB OF TROY
SATURDAY March 21st, 7pm
KAREEM KANDI BAND
SUNDAY March 22nd, 4pm
PETER MILLER BOOK RELEASE
FRIDAY March 27th, 7pm
SATURDAY March 28th, 7pm
JANIE CRIBBS & THE T.RUST BAND