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 August 23rd, 7pm
BEKAH BEE & FRIENDS $10
Bekah brings her original music, which is inspired by musicians like Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, and Judy Collins. A multi-instrumentalist, she often performs on guitar, ukulele and bass. She believes music is medicine and loves the intimacy of performing at Ott & Hunter. Outside of performance, she shares her passion teaching voice, ukulele, violin, guitar and bass to students of all ages at Bekah Bee Music, in Langley.
For this show, Kylie Neal, Annie Jesperson, Elie Miller and more, will be joining Bekah on the Ott & Hunter stage. Join us for a glass or two of award winning wines, the incredible views, and the music of Bekah Bee and Friends!
SATURDAY August 24th, 7pm
FELL FROM THE SKY $10
Always a favorite at Ott & Hunter, Fell From The Sky returns to our intimate cabaret room. Fell From the Sky is a trio made up of longtime islanders and friends Jack Knauer singer song writer and guitar, Linda Lee on electric bass and Kevin Lee on acoustic guitar, blues harp and keyboard. The three began performing in early 2017 at various venues on the south end of Whidbey Island.
Fell from the Sky’s sound is a mix of Blues rooted in rock and folk from original songs written by Jack Knauer plus some cover tunes.
SUNDAY August 25th, 2pm
DEREK SMITH BOOK RELEASE
A boy in red sneakers appeared in my doorway after school one day. He said he left his backpack in another classroom and wanted to know if I had “the universal key.”
“You have no idea,” I said, “how much I want to say yes.”
Mr. Smith serves hot tea to a perpetually tardy boy in a rat-infested portable classroom, smokes cigarettes he confiscates from his students, and looks for strength of will at the bottom of a NyQuil bottle. Even on the best ofdays, Smith’s first year on the job feels as frantic and fragmented as the misfiring hormones of the dozens of wide-eyed freshmen under his supervision. Some of the notes he writes after the bell have more in common with an inspirational teacher movie than real life, and that’s one more thing to journal about.
It’s 2003, and Smith is in way over his head.
Welcome to Magical Teaching, the hilarious and touching tale of one young teacher and 120 students in a run-down English classroom on the edge of campus. With relentless momentum and self-effacing honesty, Magical Teaching chronicles both the sweep of American education and small successes of messy, everyday learning, putting breath and bones on one of our nearly universal experiences: school.
Derek Smith currently lives in Seattle, Washington, where he wanders the North Cascades and writes about education, faith, gender, and place. He has taught high school English for twelve years and middle school English for three.
Join the author of Magical Teaching for real and cosmic truths about magical teaching at Ott & Hunter Wines on Sunday, August 25 at 2 pm. $5 glasses of wine for teachers!!
FRIDAY August 30th
PRIVATE EVENT – TASTING ROOM CLOSED AT 6 PM
SATURDAY August 31st, 7pm
RIK WRIGHT’S FUNDAMENTAL FORCES $15
Fundamental Forces will converge at Ott & Hunter as Rik Wright’s powerful band takes the stage for a must see Labor Day weekend show!
Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces is an award-winning collective of musicians who are known for their genre-bending performances – worldbeat one minute, rock the next, a touch of jam band and back to the core of jazz. Blending forward thinking arrangements with a core groove that listeners can tap their toe to, their music has an undeniable allure that has propelled them all the way to the top of the jazz radio charts.
Bandleader Rik Wright has taken his love and passion for the guitar to just about every corner of the Pacific Northwest, performing at Bumbershoot, Northwest Folklife, Bite of Seattle, and enumerable other community and arts festivals throughout the region. He has placed 4 albums in the top 10 of both the Roots Music and CMJ Jazz radio charts, even going all the way all the way to #1 in 2016.
In 2017, Rik was the recipient of an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award, and runner-up for Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” in the category of “Best Jazz Act”. Wright’s efforts have been generously supported by 4Culture, the Seattle Arts Commission, The Seattle Public Library’s PlayBack program, and the Jack Straw Foundation. Rik is listed in the King County Touring Arts roster, a juried directory of the State of Washington’s very best performing artists.
Reservations Strongly Recommended.
SUNDAY September 1st, 5pm
BEN SHAW $7
Ben Shaw is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, writing song-driven, modern folk where lyrical melodies are sung with barroom grit, embellished with psychedelic Americana. In 2016, after a decade or so of avoiding the spotlight, Ben released his first full length album in over 15 years.
Ben’s first solo gig was ages ago in 1991 at the Cabin folk club on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus. For the ensuing 11 years Ben had the good fortune to make music in the creatively rich music scene of Eau Claire, WI as a solo artist and in the bands Lawnmower, Ala Balik, and the Embellishment. In 2002, he moved to the west coast, inadvertently hung up his performing shoes, and became a recording engineer and a lawyer.
Eventually, the Universe, through a series of coincidences, led Ben to a beach in Malibu, CA, where he reclaimed himself as an artist. Fortunately, in that decade or so of hiding his art from the world, he never stopped writing songs. At the dawn of 2015, Ben found himself in a funky little musical house filled with recording gear, guitar pedals, and two loving musical guides. In the ensuing 6 weeks, a spiritual, creative relationship began, which culminated in his 2016 release, Feet to the Fire, a sonic painting, which embodies the love and experiences he has been given in his life by so many.
In April of 2018, Ben joined his Midwest based band mates to record his follow-up record, Bonita, at Pine Hollow Studios in Eau Claire, WI with Producer Evan Middlesworth (The National). The album was released in August of 2018.
Join us for a late afternoon show, enjoy a glass or two of our award-winning wines, the incredible views and the soulful, enveloping songwriting of Ben Shaw.
FRIDAY September 6th, 7pm
Bahia is uplifting, rhythmic and classy, offering the perfect way to get your September 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 September 7th, 7pm
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 September 13th, 7pm
CORREO AEREO $15
Back by popular demand, Correo Aereo Trio’s gorgeous Latin American music uplifts & beguiles you, soul and senses, acoustically bathing you to your hearts delight while Ott & Hunter’s delicious wines and small plate foods caress your tongue giving your eyes wings as you feast on the stunning view over the water.
Correo Aereo is an award winning acoustic multi-instrumental and vocal Latin Music Trio. They perform traditional music of Latin America; especially of Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba & Mexico, as well as their own original music deeply inspired by swimming and playing in these ancient rivers of traditions while being alive to organic innovation. Dr. Juan Tony Guzman, Head of the Jazz Dept. at Luther College writes: “Listening to their performance one can unite space and time across cultures.”
Together, they combine a stunning array of instruments with silken vocal harmonies described as “locked in carnal embrace” by the Austin Chronicle. Their music is richly poly-rhythmic and soulfully melodic. Haunting, fiery, joyful!
Experience the magic and beautiful music of Correo Aereo in the perfect setting of our cozy and intimate cabaret room. Correo Aereo is Abel Rocha on harp, guitar, cuatro & vocals; Madeleine Sosin on violin, jarana, maracas, bombo & vocals; Amy Denio on clarinet, accordion & vocals.
SATURDAY September 14th, 6 & 8pm
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: 6 & 8pm. Cover charge is $15 for one show or $25 for both. These shows regularly sell out so call to reserve today!
FRIDAY September 20th, 7pm
ANDRE FERIANTE & ERIC FRIDRICH $20
SATURDAY September 21st, 7pm
JANIE CRIBBS & THE T.RUST BAND $12
Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band have been playing all over Washington state this summer to new audiences and venues sharing their own fresh brand of “Freedom Train” music – filled with Roots, Blues and their 100% original songs creating a sound that’s spiritual and uplifting, grounding and Dance worthy! Come on out to see the Band up close and personal in the unique cabaret setting of Ott and Hunters Winery and Tasting Room.
Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band have been together for five years playing numerous sold-out and SRO shows at various venues across Washington State. Well known for their intimate up-close and personal performances in smaller rooms, they also love to play out-of-doors for Community Street Dances and ticketed Winery concerts. They have been the featured crowd-pleasing Band in Washington cities such as Oak Harbor, Anacortes, Freeland, La Connor, Langley, Port Townsend, Spokane, Westport and beyond, remembered long after the lights go down for their infectious Roots, Blues and memorable mesmerizing Americana music.
Join us for an evening of powerhouse vocals laced with gorgeous gritty guitar. Janie and the band deliver original soulful songs, compelling stories and blues-drenched licks all laid down with irresistible rhythms and melodies.
Reservations Highly Recommended.
FRIDAY September 27th, 7pm
RICHARD RUSSELL & ANIL PRASAD $20
Richard Russell is a renowned world music artist who plays a rich variety of styles including Indian ragas, devotional chants and new world music. A long-time disciple of the great Indian master musician Ali Akbar Khan, Russell plays the sarod, a 25-string fretless lute popular in Indian classical music. He has collaborated with a wide range of stellar artists including such luminaries as sarangi master Pankja Mishra, Grammy-winner Nancy Rumbel and Hall of Fame rock guitarist Roger Fisher. He was a member of the ground-breaking world fusion group “Ancient Future” and continues to explore the engaging musical crossover between East & West in his kirtan group “Shantikar” and his world music ensemble, The “Richard Russell Group”. His musical creativity is defined by a unique combination of melodic expression and rhythmic refinement, whether playing classical, folk or original compositions.
Anil Prasad is one of the most sought after tabla players in the Pacific Northwest. Whether accompanying Indian classical, jazz, kirtan or fusion he is in constant demand as a multi-talented drummer who can adjust to and compliment almost any style of music. Raised in a musical family, his early introduction to the tabla drums came as an accompanist to his famous mother who was a well-known and beloved sitarist and singer in India. Continuing his studies, his craft was honed and refined by world-famous drummer Zakir Hussain. he He has performed with a wide range of top-tier artists including famed South Indian violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan, Indo-jazz flute great Deepak Ram, ghazal master singer, Azhar Mehmood and the amazing North Indian violinist, Indradeep Ghosh.
The virtuosic combination of Russell and Prasad amazes and delights audiences as they improvise together with a near-prescient connection. Guided by their common foundation in Indian classical music and their shared enthusiasm for uplifting world music they create an unforgettable atmosphere that ranges form deep meditation to joyful celebration.
Reservations Highly Recommended.
SATURDAY September 28th, 7pm
KAREEM KANDI BAND
FRIDAY October 4th, 7pm
JOANN QUINTANA & JIM MARCOTTE
SATURDAY October 5th, 7pm
JONI TAKANIKOS CABARET
FRIDAY October 11th, 7pm
SATURDAY October 12th, 7pm
DMITRI MATHENY DUO
FRIDAY, October 18th, 7 pm
GREG BECK QUARTET
SATURDAY October 19th, 7pm
FRIDAY October 25th, 7pm
SATURDAY October 26th, 7pm
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1st, 7pm
SHERI & DA BOYZ
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2nd, 7pm
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7th, 7pm
JONI MITCHELL BIRTHDAY CABARET
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th, 7pm
IKE & THE OLD MAN
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9th, 7pm
ISLAND JAZZ COLLECTIVE
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th, 6pm
NATHANIEL TALBOT & BENJI NAGEL
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15th, 7pm
SKINNY TIE JAZZ
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16th, 7pm
FELL FROM THE SKY
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22nd, 7pm
RIK WRIGHT’S FUNDAMENTAL FORCES
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23rd, 7pm
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29th, 7pm
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30th, 7pm