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HEADLINER: PEARL DJANGO
Pearl Django 9:15pm
Lemolo is the dream pop brainchild of Seattle musician Meagan Grandall. Grandall formed Lemolo in 2009, inspired by her hometown neighborhood of Lemolo Shore Drive and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The band has since been named one of the Best Seattle Bands by Seattle Magazine, was voted Best New Band by City Arts Magazine and was just named one of the Top Bands Rocking Seattle Music by Seattle Magazine. The sophomore Lemolo album, Red Right Return, is out now after continual sold out performances in Seattle with drummer Adrian Centoni, and tours throughout the US and Europe.
“Heavenly harmonies” – The Seattle Times
“Impressive dreamy soundscapes – we keep asking them back” – KEXP 90.3 FM
“Sonically and melodically brilliant” – Seattle Music Insider
Mark Lewis Quartet 5:30pm
Mark Lewis is master of the alto sax, baritone sax, flute and piano; author of approximately 1,700 compositions; and has recorded and produced more than twenty albums on various labels. Rotterdam, Holland was Mark’s home base for many years. He toured and played in the better clubs throughout Europe, and taught jazz theory and improvised music classes in several music conservatories. Mark lived and performed for several years in San Francisco and Victoria, BC as well. Mark’s CD “In The Spirit,” recorded at Music Annex in Menlo Park, CA, made the Top 40 on the Jazz Albums charts. Jazz musicians Mark has performed and recorded with include pianists Willem Kühne, Mark Levine, Overton Berry and Ted Gioia; drummers Candy Finch, Frans van Grinsven and Eddie Moore; bassists James Long, Hein van de Geyn, David Friesen, Larry Grenadier and Chuck Metcalf; saxophonists Noah Howard and Art Foxall; trumpet player Randy Brecker; and vibraphonists Bobby Hutcherson and Lodewijk Bouwens. Mark often subbed for Stan Getz and John Handy during his time in San Francisco.
Ranger & the Re-Arrangers
Seattle Gypsy jazz band Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their version of Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca’s sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger’s unique originals.
Past Performances have included: Seattle Art Museum, Edmonds Concerts in the Park, the Burke Museum, Best of the Northwest Arts Festival, Vin du Lac Winery, Djangofest Northwest, Pender Harbour Jazz Festival, and Ethnic Fest Tacoma.
Less Paulish Trio 4:05pm
ROGER FERGUSON – Guitar
Roger has a national reputation as a master of many instruments and styles, but few people know he counts Django Reinhardt, the father of Gypsy jazz, as one of his main influences. Ferguson first gained national acclaim in 1979, when he won the National Flatpick Guitar Championship. Soon he began touring in a duo with Mark O’Connor, and also playing fiddle, mandolin, electric and acoustic guitar with The Shoppe.
Roger has composed and recorded music for many PBS documentaries, some of which were awarded Emmys for the music scores. Many of Roger’s guitar lessons have been published in Guitar Player Magazine.
Roger is currently active playing and recording with various swing, and bluegrass groups in the Northwest acoustic music scene. A nationally recognized artist, born to play! whether it’s fiddle, mandolin or guitar, his lines drive through the rhythm, taking listeners right along with them!
RAY WOOD – Guitar
Ray is a talented guitarist, generous mentor, a magical musician that lives to bring out the best in other musicians. Ray has played the guitar professionally for over half a century and has performed around the world. Among the most revered guitarists in the Northwest, Ray has played guitar for stars on their way up and on their way down, including; Guy Mitchell, the Coasters, the Louvin Brothers, and many more.
Ray plays all genres of music from 50’s rock-n-roll with the Rhythm Rockets, a group he founded with his brother over 25 years ago, to gypsy jazz with Hot Club Sandwich and classic jazz standards with Jazz in Blume. Ray is a regular instructor at events including Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and Wintergrass Academy. From Bangkok to Bourbon Street, Ray has played there. If you were there, he’ll remember you – and you’ve never forgotten him.
MICK NICHOLSON – Bass
Mick started out as a tuba player, and was a member of the Bremerton Symphony for 6 years. While a Navy musician in the 1970’s, he led several jazz and rock bands as an electric bassist touring thoughout the Pacific. In order to concentrate on the upright bass, Mick joined the Washington, DC Navy Band in 1984, culminating with a four year stint in the navy’s premier Country/Bluegrass group, “Country Current.”
Mick moved back home to the Northwest in 1995 and quickly became an active player in the local acoustic music scene. Comfortable with a wide variety of styles, he has gigged with artists ranging from Vince Gill to Dizzy Gillespie. Presently,
In addition, Mick freelances as an electric and acoustic bassist and teaches at various band camps and workshops.