Assuming Spring actually arrives in Port Angeles during the month of May, make sure you come down and celebrate with us at the Peninsula College “Jazz at the PUB” concert at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, May 30 in the Pirate Union Bldg. (Bldg. “J”) on the campus of Peninsula College. Even if Spring doesn’t arrive, we’ll have the heat on and the Pirate Cove café will be open.
Robbin Eaves (of Joyce) will be singing tunes associated with Nat King Cole, Michael Bublé and Jackie DeShannon. The 18-piece PC Jazz Ensemble will be playing music by John Coltrane, Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Grant Green, Eddie Harris and others. Two recent compositions by David P. Jones, PC Jazz Ensemble conductor, will be heard (one a world premiere!).
The group is currently a full jazz big band (violin, 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones and rhythm) and the various arrangements take full advantage of the many possible colors of jazz. The performers in this band represent some of the very best jazz that the North Olympic Peninsula has to offer. From Port Angeles we have Bob Bailey (alto sax), Andy Geiger (tenor sax), Richard ‘Doc’ Thorson (tenor sax), Joel Ricci (trumpet), Jordan Nicolas (trumpet), WesLee Laughman (trumpet), Clare Wegener (baritone horn), Ron Daylo (trombone), Tyler Benedict (bass trombone), Olga Palenga (piano), David Jones (keyboards/director). Sequim has provided us with Kate Powers (electric violin), Bonnie Booth (trombone), and Nicia Pfeffer (drums). From Port Townsend we draw John Adams (alto/soprano saxes) and Lorenzo Jones (baritone sax). Our bassist, John Sanders, lives in Quilcene and one of our drummers, Tor Brandes, makes the trek all the way from Neah Bay.
The musical styles range from standards of the 1940’s and 1950’s through post-bop/modern jazz (“Lady Bird” and “Voyage”) to an early jazz/fusion classic (“Cold Duck Time”) and some fun Latin barnburners. Not to mention brand new compositions and arrangements by the band’s director, David P. Jones. You will not travel this many highways and byways of the jazz repertoire at one show anywhere else on NOP.
“Jazz at the PUB” takes place from 12:30-1:30 on May 30 in the Pirate Union Building on the campus of Peninsula College. You may bring your own lunch, buy lunch at the Pirate Cove on campus, bring your books to study, or just listen. Admission is free to all.
For more insights into why we love and value the arts so strongly at PC, check out Bruce Hattendorf’s blog through the following link:
For further information, contact Dr. Jones at (360)-417-6405 or at email@example.com