After a long break from live music, the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble is back, and looking forward to presenting the Eleventh Annual “Jazz on the Lawn” concert at the college’s Port Angeles campus Wednesday, August 18, at noon. The concert will last approximately 90 minutes and is free and open to the public.
The PC Jazz Ensemble features seven horns and four rhythm instruments and will perform a wide variety of music, including Cole Porter’s “So in Love”, in a new arrangement by David Jones composed especially for the band. Jazz and Latin Jazz from the 1940’s-1980’s will be heard along with Jazz/Rock fusion classics of the 1960’s.
As always, the performers represent some of the very best jazz that the North Olympic Peninsula has to offer. From Port Angeles are Richard “Doc” Thorson (tenor sax), Jim Bradbury (trumpet/flugelhorn), Ken Young (trumpet), Marge Rosen (drums), and David Jones (keyboards/director). Sequim has provided Andy Geiger (alto/tenor sax), Jeff Dingle (trombone), Steve Burdick (trombone), Kendall Melton (bass), and Elaine Gardner-Morales (bass). John Adams (alto sax & bass clarinet) hails from Port Townsend.
The show will take place on the terraced lawn just east of Keegan Hall on the PC campus. Appropriate COVID protocols and social distancing will be in place with signage in the area.
Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. The Bookaneer Market & Deli, located in the Pirate Union Building, will be serving lunch items or guests may bring their own lunch. Non-alcoholic beverages only, please.
There is currently no alternative venue for inclement weather, so if the skies look gray, please dress appropriately.
For more information, contact Dr. Jones at (360) 417-6405 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.