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 May 17th, 7pm
FERIANTE & CHAPMAN: CYTHARA II $20
Two of the Pacific Northwest’s premiere guitarists are embarking once again on a journey through time. Andre Feriante and Troy Chapman have created a world music experience featuring both familiar and exotic string instruments that trace history through the development of the guitar in a show entitled CYTHARA II: The Continuing History of the World According to the Guitar.
For this show, Andre and Troy will bring several instruments from their collections, including some new additions, to our intimate Cabaret Room. This is a unique chance to hear this wide variety of truly unique instruments played by two master musicians, in a setting where every distinctive note of these rare instruments can be heard and enjoyed.
Instruments include a variety of acoustic and electric guitars (including the rare Gittler), and the ukulele, banjo, charango, harp guitar, oud, tar, rabab, and lute. Music will include classics from the American songbook, standards, original Latin based themes, middle eastern flavors, Gypsy Jazz, classical and baroque themes, South American and African fusions, and even songs of the Beatles.
SATURDAY May 18th, 7pm
SHERI & DA BOYZ $10
Award winning Sheri Roberts-Greimes (Best Blues Female Vocalist–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 Sheri was awarded “Washington Blues Society Best of the Blues: Blues Female Vocalist” and is once again nominated for Best Female Blue Vocalist and Best Solo/Duo performer for this years awards!
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!
FRIDAY May 24th, 7pm
BOB DAY – $10 (Evening Show)
Bob Day is one of the most anticipated events of the year at Ott & Murphy’s cabaret room, and this year is no exception! We invite you to join us to celebrate Bob Dylan on this 78th birthday with his music, his poetry and his general coolness.
We begin the celebration with an open mic from 1 to 4 p.m., hosted by David Ossman in the cabaret room. Bring a Dylan song, poem or anecdote to share, enjoy a glass or two of wine and celebrate the man! (piano also available).
The festivities continue with the evening show which begins at 7 p.m., featuring special guest David Ossman and his merry band of Bob lovers!
Reservations strongly recommended.
SATURDAY May 24th, 7pm
THE ACOUSTIC JAZZTET TRIO $15
Jazz up your Memorial Day weekend with The Acoustic Jazztet–a Seattle based trio of super talented jazz pros, who play a range of styles that include standards to mainstream compositions, showcasing influences from their individual roots and a wide range of musical associations and experience. Ott & Murphy’s intimate jazz club is the ideal setting to experience this level of world-class jazz!
Brent Jensen (alto sax) has shared the stage with many great jazz artists including Gene Harris, Bobby Shew, Bill Watrous, the Lionel Hampton Big Band, Curtis Stigers, Gary Foster, Dianne Schuur, Lew Soloff, Don Menza and others. His recordings have received national jazz radio airplay and have been featured in jazz periodicals such as Jazziz, Cadence, Jazz Improv, and Saxophone Journal. In 1986-87, Brent studied in New York City with jazz legend Lee Konitz and was a featured winner of the Woodwinds on Fire international talent search conducted by Jazziz magazine (August 1996).
His 2008 release with Bill Anschell, Jeff Johnson and John Bishop, “One More Mile,” was named one of the top jazz releases of the year by the Village Voice.
Originally from Seattle, Jamie Findlay (guitar) is one of the masters of contemporary acoustic guitar. Jamie performed several times at Ott & Murphy, including a date last fall with Dmitri Matheny–the duo creating an impassioned and exciting alchemy. With three CDs under his own name – “Wings of Light,” “Amigos del Corazón,’ and “Reflections” – Jamie is a very busy performer and composer, both in the States and abroad. His music is flavored by many styles from jazz and blues to pop and funk. More recently, Jamie has helped form the Acoustic Jazz Quartet, an L.A. based jazz band that features Jamie’s compositions.
Joining Brent and Jamie is Steve Tate on drums–in this trio setting his excellent brushwork providing a light yet propulsive, rhythmic touch.
FRIDAY May 31st, 7pm
BEVERLY GRAHAM TRIO
Having Beverly Graham and Ken Wright perform at Ott & Hunter is always a treat–but check this out: Beverly Graham, Joe Carolus, and Ken Wright will join together on the O&H stage! They 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.
SATURDAY June 1st, 5:30 & 7:30
JESSE JAMES & THE MOB $15 ($25 BOTH SHOWS)
Jesse James and the MOB is an award winning (2014 Best New Blues Band-Washington Blues Society), energetic young blues band based out of North Seattle featuring multi-talented lead guitarist/vocalist Jesse James. Banded together in 2012, the MOB combines influences from all genres of music ranging from Seattle’s own Jimi Hendrix to Mississippi’s RL Burnside and Hill Country Blues on to Motown, Funk, and Soul.
In their original music, the MOB makes something unique as Jesse finds ways to bring the Country influences that he grew up with to the board and combine them with the contemporary vibes that the other members provide. If you enjoy the music of Joe Bonamassa, Jonny Lang, Gary Clark Jr., The Record Company, Doyle Bramhall II—this is a band you won’t want to miss!
Jesse James and the MOB are: Jesse James (guitar, vocals), Miranda Kitchpanich (vocals), Giordan “Gio” Montero (bass, vocals, harmonica) and Tommy Cook (drums).
For this engagement we will be presenting two shows: 5:30 & 7:30. Cover is $15 for one show or $25 for both.
FRIDAY June 7th, 7pm
COMEDY NIGHT: NATALIE HOLT & NARIN VANN $12
Natalie Holt’s comedy career began in Seattle, but she credits her absurd spirit to her weird and wonderful upbringing in Florida. Onstage, she’s a whirl of surreal wordplay who wears her opinionated heart on her sleeve. Her comedy has been described as “an emotional Penthouse letter” with “jokes that almost don’t work.” In addition to her work as a producer of Seattle favorite The Comedy Nest, she performs around the nation and has been featured on festivals near (Bumbershoot, All Jane) and far (208 Comedy Festival, Asheville Comedy Festival, 10,000 Laughs).
Narin Vann has performed up and down the west coast and has been featured in many newspapers all over Washington state. His humor has made it to the front pages of Reddit, The Chive, The Berry and Ebaumsworld. His hit youtube video has got him national recognition and an appearance on NBC television. Narin’s style of comedy is observational where he likes to make fun of his friends, family and pop culture. Along with being a comedian Narin is also an Ordained minister where he has done dozens of weddings and is an insurance agent by day. He wears a lot of hats……as a matter of fact he also sells hats.
SATURDAY June 8th, 7 pm
Ott & Hunter’s intimate cabaret room is the perfect setting to experience Choroloco–-a Seattle based acoustic trio specializing in ‘choro’, a highly melodic and rhythmic instrumental form of Brazilian popular music.
Choro has roots in early 1900s Rio de Janeiro and is currently having a resurgence inside and outside of Brazil. Mixing the melodic forms of European music with Afro-Brazilian rhythms, it’s syncopated and energetic. On traditional Brazilian instruments (7-string guitar, bandolim, cavaquinho, and pandeiro) and the vibraphone they play choros old and new, from the classics of the choro repertoire to modern compositions and originals.
Stuart Zobel is a guitarist, composer, and teacher whose emphasis is in Latin American music and creating music for the screen and stage. He has composed and directed music for circus, vaudeville, stage plays, and movies. He is the former leader of the Fremont Philharmonic and was the music director for the Fremont Players.
Brandi Ledferd has been playing percussion in the Seattle area for over 20 years. Brandi has performed in groups including Northwest Symphony, Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, Gamelan Northwest, Fremont Philharmonic, and Pacific Northwest Film Scoring.
Multi-instrumentalist/percussionist Naoyuki Sawada, a native of Japan, moved to NYC in his early 20s where he studied Brazilian music. He toured with a NY-based Afro-Brazilian dance company “Roots of Brazil” as a percussionist for 3 seasons before moving to Seattle.
FRIDAY June 14th, 7pm
ANDRE FERIANTE & GUEST
SATURDAY June 15th, 7pm
DMITRI MATHENY DUO $10
For lovers of jazz and those who want to experience world-class musicians, this is one show you won’t want to miss! We warmly welcome the return of Dmitri Matheny and Milo Petersen to Ott & Murphy’s intimate jazz club.
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!