Two Free College Jazz Ensemble Concerts

Looking for something a little different to do during the pre-holiday season? The Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble will be giving two free concerts for community members on November 19 and December 3 with choices in both time and location.

The popular Jazz in the Pub series returns on Tuesday, November 19, with an hour-long concert by the Jazz Ensemble. Performed on the PUB stage, the concert will begin at 12:30 pm. Guests are invited to bring their own lunch or pick up a quick bite and/or coffee at the Pirate Cove café.

The December 3 concert begins at 7:00 pm and will be presented in Maier Performance Hall.

Both concerts will feature music by John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, J. J. Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins and Jimmy van Heusen. Vocals will be by Robbin Eaves and will include such hits as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “The Christmas Song” and “Little Did I Dream.”

Band members include Port Angeles residents Bob Bailey, Tor Brandes, Hannah Howell, Kevin MacCartney, Mike Mills,  Jim Rosand and Richard Thorson; Sequim residents Bob Hagan and Dave Hinton; Port Townsend residents John Adams and Brian Douglas; Forks resident Chris Martinez; and Quilcene resident John Sanders.

PC music professor Dr. David Jones is the director and Steve Lingle, director of Olympic Band, is the substitute director.