OTT & HUNTER PRESENTS THE BEST LOCAL PERFORMERS & GREAT MUSICAL TALENT FROM AROUND THE NORTHWEST
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FRIDAY April 26th, 7pm
DUENDE LIBRE $12
Perhaps you have heard Duende Libre perform on KNKX, and will now have the opportunity to experience this group in the intimate Ott & Murphy jazz club.
Duende Libre an energetic power trio with global influences featuring longtime collaborators Alex Chadsey (piano/keyboards/compositions), Farko Dosumov (electric bass) and Jeff “Bongo” Busch (drums & percussion). For this performance they will be joined by Frank Anderson, a dynamic and engaging Seattle based jazz and blues vocalist, drummer and dancer.
Duende utilizes the American jazz tradition as a point of departure for daring explorations of rhythm & influences from the Americas, Europe and Africa yielding catchy melodies, lush harmonies, and wholehearted groove.
Keyboard player Alex Chadsey, fluent in jazz and classical forms, arrived in Seattle with music degree in hand, wondering which direction to go next. After initially playing in Salsa bands, Chadsey’s creative output changed dramatically, coming together in 2016 as a trio project Duende Libre. Their self-titled debut album distills years of performing, apprenticing with master musicians, and crafting originals that explore Latin elements in new contexts. The results are savvy and grooving, reflecting the Seattle scenes Chadsey inhabits and loves, where Uzbek bassists and Jamaican poets and border-crossing fandangos power musical visions.
Joining Duende Libre is Frank Anderson. Anderson’s warm tenor voice and original renditions of jazz, R&B, blues and gospel songs from the 30s to the early-70s offer an eclectic range of soul-satisfying music. A Seattle native, Frank has been performing as a dancer, percussionist and R&B vocalist since 1986. You can usually catch Frank with many of Seattle’s top musicians at Seattle clubs such as Capitol Cider, Egan’s and North City Bistro.
Jazziz called Duende’s music “a strikingly authentic blend” and Earshot Jazz wrote “Duende Libre is aural balm for the soul…” Their second album Drift is available now.
“Duende Libre is aural balm for the soul, medicine that goes down easy, and will leave you healed in both body and spirit. Daily use is recommended (Earshot Jazz).”
SATURDAY April 27th, 7pm
COMEDY NIGHT: JAMAL COLEMAN & NARIN VANN $12
Jamal “Prophit P” Coleman is a seasoned comedian performing consistently in comedy clubs across the south west. Beginning at improv comedy clubs in Southern California (Brea, Irvine, Ontario,Tempe, San Jose, Levity Live), he decided to start his own bar/club tours. Becoming a regular at The HaHA , Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and Ice House comedy clubs. Jamal has two brands: The Silly Ass Comedy Show and Chuckle and Flow of which the latter was highlighted in LA Weekly. Years of weekly, monthly and quarterly shows seasoned him as a producer earning respectable kudos from major comedians. Jamal has produced podcasts and radio shows ie: Jeff Garcia’s podcast debuting #1 on iTunes. Jamal has also produced many video sketches such as viral hit Bath Salt Boyz. Currently touring as/with national headliners under DLE Ent’s umbrella, Jamal is a regular at the hot clubs and shows. Jamal has appeared on ABC, CBS, VH1, Netflix, BitesizeTV, The Side Show Network, Culture Magazine, Currenttv.com and The feature Dog Ship Records.
Narin Vann has performed up and down the westcoast 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.
FRIDAY May 3rd, 7pm
CABIN FEVER NW $15
No matter who you are, it’s likely that you’ve experienced cabin fever. You’ve been stuck somewhere for way too long. Walls have been built that you’d like to knock down. You need to get out, you need a change, you need something good to happen.
Featuring vibrant original songs performed with rich vocals and masterful instrumentation, Cabin Fever NW has wide crossover appeal for fans of bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, country, pop and gospel.
What began as an adventure by two best friends, Cabin Fever NW has grown into a powerful performing quintet including Dianne Bochsler (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Tara Caldwell (vocals, banjo) both of Bellingham, Ed Johnson (vocals, lead guitar) of Menlo Park, CA, Cary Black (bass fiddle, vocals) of Sebastopol, CA, and Paul Elliott (fiddle) of Seattle.
Alternative Roots magazine says of Cabin Fever NW: “Imagine Simon and Garfunkel singing with the Carter Family’s devotion”.
SATURDAY May 4th, 7pm
JM & THE RECIPE $10
JM & The Recipe are Michelle Molner, Jonathan Bower, Bev Heising and for this engagement are joined by Fran Einterz (Skinny Tie Jazz) on the upright bass and Ron Greene on drums. They present originals, along with some favorites – both sweet and savory with just enough salt and vinegar tossed in to keep things interesting. Whether it’s in a skillful finger-picking or up-beat rhythm guitar song, JM’s music gives you the overwhelming urge to sing and dance along.
Classic Rock and Motown music influenced Michelle’s early life and later she spent several years immersed in the Nashville music scene. These experiences come together to make her original songs feel familiar. It’s the songs you already know that Michelle does in her unique style that will catch you by surprise.
Jonathan majored in musical theatre and it shows. His vocal stylings can fill a room and bring a tear to your eye, while his infectious energy makes you want to get up and dance.
Bev’s fiddle playing is legendary on the Island. From folk to classical to rock and roll, Bev’s fiddle gives the Recipe that special something in the sauce.
Join us in our cozy and intimate cabaret room with a glass or two of award winning wines, a savory plate along with JM & The Recipe!
SUNDAY May 5th, 1pm
BEKAH BEE FAMILY MUSIC SHOW
Something new and fun: Bekah Zachritz is presenting a series of monthly family based shows beginning May 5th from 1-3pm at the Ott & Murphy’s Winery Tasting Room. These shows are family focused featuring a mix of songs for young children along with Bekah’s originals and folk songs for all ages to enjoy and interact with as well.
Enjoy the relaxed and fun atmosphere in our comfy cabaret room for a couple of hours, giving you and your children an opportunity to both listen and join in!
SUNDAY May 5th, 5pm
BAHIA (CINCO DE MAYO SPECIAL) $10
Check this out: a special early Sunday evening Bahia show, offering the perfect way to get your Cinco de Mayo groove on. 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!
FRIDAY May 10th, 7pm
THE HOT CLUB OF TROY $10
The Hot Club of Troy performing in Ott & Murphy’s intimate and cozy cabaret room, is the ultimate pairing for an evening of gypsy jazz, award winning wines, savory plates, chocolates and spectacular views!!
The Hot Club Of Troy plays music in the style of the renowned Quintet of the Hot Club of France, and its legendary leader: guitarist Django Reinhardt. Reinhardt, along with the immortal violinist Stéphane Grappelli created a genre sometimes called Gypsy Jazz, Gypsy Swing, Manouche Swing, or just plain Django Music. The Hot Club of Troy’s music swings with a wild abandon that allows sparkling melodies to rise from the pulsing rhythm guitars and bass.
Guitarist Troy Chapman, deeply versed in the playing style of the great Gypsy guitar master, introduces audiences to the grooving dance tunes and the haunting melodies of an earlier time that sound as joyful and fresh today as the day they were written. Joined by the outstanding musicianship of guitarist Keith Bowers and bassist Kristi O’Donnell, The Hot Club of Troy will leave you enthralled, inspired and tapping your toes.
SATURDAY May 11th, 7pm
CORREO AEREO $20
We are pleased to announce another opportunity to experience this amazing and exotic trio, as Correo Aereo returns to the Ott & Murphy stage!
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 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.
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.