Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble invites the public to its ninth annual “Jazz on the Lawn” concert at Peninsula College on Monday, August 13 at noon. This will mark the 103rd performance by the band since its founding in September 2008. The concert will last approximately 90 minutes.
This is a perfect non-smoking, alcohol-free, informal environment in which to hear “America’s Classical Music”. The PC Jazz Ensemble features Robbin Eaves on vocals with an 8-piece jazz band. Robbin will sing the well-known bebop classic, “Bernie’s Tune”, by pianist, Bernie Miller. The cheeky, enjoyable lyrics are by Leiber & Stoller of “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock” fame. She will also sing a gorgeous ballad, “A Timeless Place”, which is Jimmy Rowles’ classic, “The Peacocks”, with words later added by Norma Winstone.
We will also welcome a special guest on trumpet and flugelhorn, Ed Donohue. Ed serves as Director of Bands at Stevens Middle School and one of the finest jazz soloists in the Pacific Northwest. He was featured in April at Maier Concert Hall with the David Jones Trio.
The band will perform Jimmy Van Heusen’s ballad, “Like Someone in Love”, in a new instrumental arrangement by David P. Jones, the director of PC Jazz Ensemble.
Also heard will be music by Sonny Rollins, J. J. Johnson, Kenny Dorham, Benny Golson, Joe Zawinul, Walter Davis, Jr., and two brand new originals by David P. Jones
The performers in the band come from Port Angeles, Sequim, Joyce, Quilcene and Port Townsend. They represent some of the very best jazz that the North Olympic Peninsula has to offer. Robbin Eaves lives in Joyce. The Port Angeles contingent consists of Bob Bailey (alto sax), Kevin MacCartney (tenor sax and flute), Ed Donohue (trumpet), and David P. Jones (director & keyboards). From Port Townsend, we have John Adams (soprano & alto saxes and clarinet), and Lorenzo Jones (baritone sax). Our far-flung rhythm section, bassist John Sanders and drummer Tor Brandes, make the trek from Quilcene and Brinnon, respectively.
The show will take place on the terraced lawn just east of the Keegan Hall on the PC campus. The concert is free and promises to have something of interest for just about everyone. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating if you wish. The Bookaneer Market & Deli will be open for lunch.
For inclement weather, the alternate venue will be inside the PUB on PC campus.
For more information, contact Dr. Jones at (360)-417-6405 or at firstname.lastname@example.org