Bring a lunch or grab a cup of coffee and join us for “Jazz at the PUB”, Tuesday, March 5 at 12:30 pm in the PUB at Peninsula College.
Billed as “a great way to encounter jazz” by Director David P. Jones, students and the public are invited to stop by and enjoy the music free of charge.
Joyce’s Robbin Eaves, in an eerily timed tribute to the late, great Michel Legrand, will sing the Oscar-nominated song, “You Must Believe in Spring” as well as one of Sting’s lesser known songs from 1987, “Fragile”.
Olga Palenga of Port Angeles will sing the Oscar-winning “The Shadow of Your Smile” by Johnny Mercer. She will also perform Bob Dorough’s “Devil May Care”. Stepping out of the trumpet section for a bit, Scott Sizer takes a couple of turns at the vocalists’ mic with the popular Schwartz & Dietz swinger, “You and the Night and the Music” and Count Basie’s lesser known ballad, “Blue and Sentimental”.
The 17-piece, full big-band compliment, PC Jazz Ensemble will add instrumentals by Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, George Gershwin, Nat Adderley, Oliver Nelson, Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Stevie Wonder.
“One third of our horn section is either new to the band this year or returning from a long absence,” Jones said. “It is larger and more orthodox than bands of late, but every bit as thrilling. And we have Craig Buhler, saxophonist extraordinaire on board, too.”
Performers in the band represent some of the very best jazz that the North Olympic Peninsula has to offer. From Port Angeles are Olga Palenga (piano), Bob Bailey (alto sax), Richard “Doc” Thorson (tenor sax), Ken Lorentzen (trumpet), Mike Ehre (trumpet), WesLee Laughman (trumpet), and David Jones (keyboards/director). From Sequim are Craig Buhler (tenor sax/flute), Jeff Dingle (trombone), Bonnie Booth (trombone), Elaine Gardner-Morales (bass), and Nicia Pfeffer (drums). Representing Port Townsend are John Adams (alto sax/bass clarinet), Lorenzo Jones (bari sax) and Scott Sizer (trumpet), from Port Ludlow, Ron Daylo (trombone), and drummer Tor Brandes makes the trek all the way from the Brinnon area.
For more information, contact Dr. Jones at (360)-417-6405 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.