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 September 20th, 7pm
ANDRE FERIANTE & ERIC FRIDRICH $20
Gypsy strings with Blues harmonica and guitar will take you on wild and creative improvisational journeys as Andre Feriante and Eric Fridrich take the Ott & Hunter cabaret stage.
From the train tunnels of Chicago to the orchestra hall of Seattle, Eric Fridrich has shared his music with audiences of all kinds. His music is a study in many world traditions subtlety woven into a singer songwriter sensibility that defies classification, with an instrumental mastery that has awarded performances with rock and roll hall of famers, Grammy winners, and prominent African soukous, opera, flamenco and jazz artists.
Eric is currently playing solo performances nationally, lead guitar for Super Mokako (African Soukous) and Seattle Soul and releasing multiple recordings from the past few years.
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 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 $10
Always a favorite at Ott & Hunter’s intimate cabaret room, the Kareem Kandi Band inspires and invigorates with fresh and unexpected takes on jazz standards from the swing songbook to 60’s mainstream compositions and beyond!
A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage.
Kareem is a versatile musician with strong roots in the traditions of Jazz, Blues, Classical and Funk, and has been performing on the scene for years, gaining attention from critics and audiences alike. While staying true to musical styles of the past, he also keeps an eye towards the future by composing original music as well as new arrangements of timeless songs from the great American songbook. Kandi’s performance is seamless, natural, artful, classy and inspiring.
Since 1996, Kareem has been performing both as a bandleader and as a sideman to enthusiastic audiences around the world at concert halls, festivals, and clubs. Over the years Kareem has performed, toured and recorded with some of the finest musicians in the music industry including: Pete Christlieb, Patti Labelle, Mark Elf, Ali Jackson, D’vonne Lewis, Bill Watrous, The Seattle Symphony, Mordy Ferber, Julian Priester, The Paperboys, The Northwest Repertory Singers, Thomas Marriot, The Tacoma Symphony, Alex Duncan, Frazey Ford, DJ Hapa, The Polyrhythmics, Bill Ramsay, The Staxx Brothers, Jay Thomas, The Sabella Consort, Greta Matassa, The Temptations, Hadley Caliman, The Four Tops, The Harry James Orchestra, Wayne Bergeron, and many others.
Because of his musical diversity, his group, The Kareem Kandi Band has a sound that is fresh, innovative, and appeals to a wide variety of audiences.
FRIDAY October 4th, 7pm
JOANN QUINTANA BAND $10
Folk-Rock, Blues, Jazz, Boogie Woogie, and a little ‘Twang
Coming up for air after releasing their new studio album, “Not Enough Sundays,” this island band is on a roll. Their sound is genre-hopping originals that feature roots-based lyrics, catchy beats and driving rhythms. There’s sly and slinky jazz, Chicago-style blues and indie folk-rock. With some touchstone covers in the lineup, it’s a distinctive sound, but appeals across many musical tastes.
Joann is an accomplished singer-songwriter and she’s joined by talented multi-instrumentalist Frederick Bryan on keyboard, lead guitar and harmonica; Kevin Voigt on bass; David Malony on drums. This foursome will rock your body and move your soul. Always a favorite at Ott & Hunter, it’s an evening you won’t want to miss!
SATURDAY October 5th, 7pm
BLAME IT ON THE MOON CABARET $15
The autumn moon we experience on Whidbey Island is a large and powerful presence, thus we present Blame It On The Moon: A Celestial Happening–a cabaret with music and merriment brought to you by the Moon &….Joni Takanikos, David Ossman, Patricia Duff, Judith Walcutt and surprise cabaret guests! Be sure to make a reservation for this must-see show!
FRIDAY October 11th, 7pm
COMEDY NIGHT: MYLES WEBER & CHASE MAYERS $12
Myles Weber is a Comedian on a mission. He handily took first place in the 40th Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition. (Past competitors include Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Sinbad, Ellen Degeneres, Louis CK, and Dane Cook.) Weber was the second youngest to win the competition and one of only two comics to ever sweep the whole thing. He has also fared well in festivals, having been voted “Best of The Fest” at the Burbank and San Luis Obispo Comedy Festivals.
Myles has appeared on MTV’s Greatest Party Story Ever and hosted for Portico TV and Popular Science. A writer as well, Myles wrote for and Smosh Pit Weekly on Smosh’s YouTube Channel. (The biggest gaming channel in the world.)
Blending together silly mannerisms, honest material, positive crowd interaction and story telling, seeing Myles Weber means you will never see the same show twice.
Chase Mayers was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and now calls Seattle his comedy home. Chase has performed in festivals including the Black Box Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laughfest, and the Burbank Comedy Festival, where he was selected “Best of The Fest”. His mixture of storytelling and observation along with his unique accent brings the crowd in and makes him a favorite everywhere he performs.
SATURDAY October 12th, 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, October 18th, 7 pm
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.
SATURDAY October 19th, 7pm
DANNY GODINEZ $15
Danny Godinez had the audience on their feet with an amazing and electrifying performance at Ott & Hunter this past April and thus with great anticipation and excitement we announce his return to our intimate cabaret stage!
Danny Godinez is a modern acoustic/electric guitar wizard. When Danny plays he transcends the guitar, taking his audience on an unforgettable musical ride. His solo performances showcase his fiery guitar technique, thoughtful vocal songs, and experimental grooves using innovative guitar looping–a true guitar genius like none other.
Guitarist/singer-songwriter Danny Godinez has been a mainstay in the Seattle music scene for over a decade. He has played with a wide variety of musical figures including Carlos Santana, Jason Mraz, Tim Reynolds, and Johnny Lang. He has toured throughout Europe, Alaska, and the lower 48, and is known for his inventive and inspiring solo shows. Godinez is also a highly sought-after guitar instructor.
“Danny Godinez plays guitar just the way I like it; with fire and beauty, grace and melody, intensity and passion.”
– Michael Shrieve, Santana
“Danny Godinez is quite simply a guitar virtuoso. It won’t take long to discover that Godinez possesses an intimacy so complete with his instrument that he bears a little of his soul every time he plays.”
– Jodi Hollister, SSG Music
FRIDAY October 25th, 7pm
SATURDAY October 26th, 7pm
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1st, 7pm
SHERI & DA BOYZ
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2nd, 7pm
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